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2021-01-19
The Myanmar military-backed Karen State Border Guard Force says it has “withdrawn” its numerous resignations over the weekend, following the military’s request for a rethink. The issue is related to the Shwe Kokko new city development, which includes...

2021-01-18
The leadership of the Myanmar military-backed Karen State Border Guard Force has resigned en masse to protest the resignation of their leader Colonel Saw Chit Thu, who had been under pressure over the China-backed Shwe Kokko new city project, including...

2020-12-10
The U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned one of the key investors in a Myanmar project that includes casinos, accusing him of bribery and corruption.

2020-12-10
The U.S. Treasury Department has officially sanctioned Wan Kuok Koi, also commonly known as “Broken Tooth,” and his Hong Kong-based company Dongbei Group for corruption and bribery. The U.S. says Broken Tooth is the leader of the 14k Triad Group...

2020-12-10
Malaysia and Dubai are both being viewed as potential bases for online gambling operations, as an alternative to the Philippines, where the cost of doing business has risen to a level considered as unacceptable by many operators. 

2020-09-15
The Asian Development Bank expects the economies of the Asia region to shrink this year for the first time since the 1960s.

2020-08-28
Centara Hotels & Resorts says it has signed three hotel management agreements for Myanmar, one of which will include a casino.

2020-08-26
Myanmar is reportedly investigating a building project on the border with Thailand that is mushrooming into a casino town, according to local media reports.

2019-12-02
Reports have emerged from Myawaddy, near the border with Thailand, of hundreds of people protesting over eviction from their homes, apparently to make way for a new Chinese-financed illegal casino.

2019-08-07
Casino investors from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau have made enquiries about operating in Myanmar after the government passed new regulations in May.

2019-04-01
Casinos will soon be allowed to legally operate in Myanmar with the 2018 Gambling Law to be enacted in May, according to the Myanmar Times. The ne

2019-03-01
Despite regulatory uncertainty and a relatively high risk profile, land-based operators will be closely watching developments across the Indochina reg

2019-02-08
Despite regulatory uncertainty and a relatively high risk profile, land-based operators will be closely watching developments across the Indochina region over the coming months.

2018-12-14
Myanmar looks set to be the next Asian jurisdiction to open its doors to IRs as the government seeks to attract much needed tourism dollars, with experts in the region predicting strong interest from potential investors.

2018-09-14
Myanmar's Gambling Bill, which will allow foreigner-only casinos to operate in the country, has been passed by the lower house of Parliament, accordin

2018-08-22
The opening of foreign-only casinos in Myanmar is now one step closer with the submission of the Gambling Bill 2018 to the lower house of parliament o

2018-05-25
Myanmar’s Ministry of Transport and Communication has issued a warning to all private telecommunication companies to “stay out” of illegal onlin

2018-05-14
An attack by insurgents in Myanmar that killed at least 19 people was targeting soldiers and militia members who allegedly ran a casino.

2018-04-30
Casinos may finally be able to operate in Myanmar after amendments are made to the Gambling Law, U Aung Naing Oo, director general of the Directorate

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