Monday, August 08, 2022


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Jumbo live streams product launch due to Covid-19


Jumbo Technology said it has live-streamed its product launches for 2020 due to the impact of the coronavirus.

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Jumbo turns 20 with big plans for the future


Jumbo Technology is celebrating its 20th birthday this year and after successful expansion in Asia, it’s now turning its sights further afield. 

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Jumbo to launch 20th anniversary products


Jumbo Technology says it plans to announce a series of new products to celebrate its 20th anniversary this year, despite the coronavirus crisis. 

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GTI Asia Tapei Expo 2020 canceled


Amidst the outbreak of COVID-19, organizers behind GTI Asia Tapei Expo 2020, a gaming-focused trade fair in Taiwan, has been canceled.  “Many co

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APT tour goes ahead, WPT cancels


The Asia Poker Tour says its upcoming event in Taiwan in March will go ahead as planned, despite the Covid-19 outbreak, though the World Poker Tour is postponing its event on the island and is cancelling another scheduled in Vietnam.

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Economic toll deepens, but underlying optimism intact


The Coronavirus, now renamed as Covid-19, has devastated the near-term outlook for Asia’s casino operators, though analysts still expect demand to snap back sharply once the outbreak is under control. The big question is when that might be.

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BBIN Leaps into eSports and forms alliance with MAD TEAM


iGaming software supplier, BBIN has officially formed an alliance and become partners with eSports club "MAD TEAM", providing support to MAD's Arena o

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Greater China gets lion’s share of mainland tourists in 2018


The Greater China region -- Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan -- got the lion’s share of all outbound tourists from the mainland in 2018, according to the China Outbound Tourism Research Institute.

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Taipei police take down cross-border gambling ring


Over 70 suspects involved in a cross-border online gambling ring have been arrested by Taipei City police on Thursday, local media reports. Accord

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Taiwan gaming services industry booming


Taiwan now employs about 200,000 people in its gaming services industry and investment by gaming companies is rising, despite the lack of legal framework, Calvin Yang, managing partner, Join International Law Officers told a panel at G2E Asia.

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Transact teams with APE for Asia distribution


TransAct Technologies said it has teamed with Asia Pioneer Entertainment to distribute its products in Asia, with a focus on Macau, the Philippines, T

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Taiwan lottery to launch new game


Taiwan Lottery plans to launch a new game with a top prize of NT$15 million (US$510,300) on April 23, according to a report by CNA. The game is called

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Chris Caress joins Quixant’s Taiwan monitor team


Quixant, suppliers of cutting-edge hardware to the global gaming market, is pleased to announce another high-profile addition to its gaming monitor di

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It’s Kinmen’s Turn, and a Last Chance for Taiwan?


On October 28, 2017, Kinmen Island will hold a referendum in which the residents will be asked if they would support the establishment of casino-based tourism resorts on the island. Kinmen (also known as Quemoy) is a Taiwan-controlled island located off...

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Operators turn to bitcoin as an alternate route into Asia’s online markets


Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin are providing online operators with a new route into the Asian markets that have historically proved tough to penetrate due to the lack of conventional banking options. In fact, experts say bitcoin is already making a...

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Penghu vote key to unlocking Taiwan casino industry


Penghu voters will go to the polls on Saturday in a referendum that could be key to opening up the casino industry in Taiwan. Although the ruling Democratic Progressive Party is opposed to gambling, it may be hard for the government to ignore the wishes...

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New Year, new start for Taiwan’s casino industry?


Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan failed to pass the Tourism Casino Administration Act in its most recent session, but the bill is not dead yet.Despite considerable uncertainty stemming from upcoming presidential and legislative elections, there may be reason...

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New fantasy sports formats needed to woo Asia fans


Real-money daily fantasy sports (DFS) have the potential be successful throughout Asia. However, the predominant U.S.-focused form of the game is unlikely to gain traction in the region and other formats will be needed to appeal to an Asian audience. 

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Politics, public opinion and China -- factors shaping Taiwan’s casino policy


While most countries across Asia pose some degree of political risk, Taiwan is perhaps one of the more complex jurisdictions due to its relations with neighbouring China. Domestic politics, public opinion and cross-straits relations may all play a part...

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