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IPI says raids don’t affect casino ops.

2019-11-08

Imperial Pacific International said it assisted in an investigation by enforcement officers on Saipan on Nov. 7, adding the probe does not affect its daily casino operations.

Philippines to fight off Asian competition

2019-11-08

The Philippines has been one of the best-performing gaming jurisdictions over the past five years and is expected to continue to outperform, despite rising regional competition, as the country’s operators expand.

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Regions present expansion opportunities

2019-11-08

The Philippines’ regional casinos may not get the same headline publicity as the bigger resorts in Manila, but the number of properties has been growing and their client base evolving as amenities and infrastructure improves.

Paradise Oct. GGR gains 15.4%

2019-11-04

Paradise Co. said gross gambling revenue rose 15.4 percent in October from the same period a year earlier, led by strong growth in gaming machines.

LVS to dominate in Asia for the next five years

2019-10-31

Las Vegas Sands and its Sands China unit are likely to dominate the market in Singapore and Macau for the next five years, according to a report from Bernstein.

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Vanuatu casino complex for sale

2019-10-24

Pacific Advisory is seeking expressions of interest for The Holiday Inn Resort and Casino in Vanuatu. 

Galaxy pitches for Osaka Yumeshima IR

2019-10-23

Galaxy Entertainment held a press event in Osaka on Wednesday to make their local pitch, providing competition for MGM Resorts. 

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Slow progress seen in Asian online gaming regulation

2019-10-17

Asian governments are expected to eventually regulate online gaming, though lack of legislation is still a major factor holding back potential.

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Melco, MGM seen gaining market share: Bernstein

2019-10-15

Melco Resorts & Entertainment and MGM Resorts are likely to have gained market share in Q3 as new properties ramp up, while Wynn Resorts and Galaxy Entertainment may have slipped due to their greater reliance on VIP, Bernstein analysts say.

Entry levy hike deters locals

2019-10-04

The hike in the casino entrance fee for local Singaporeans is further deterring already declining visitation to the island state’s two integrated resorts by residents, analysts said.

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Genting to raise $3.2b in yen-denominated bonds

2019-10-02

Genting Singapore said it will issue yen-denominated bonds in Japan, even as it continues to maintain public silence about its IR campaign in the country.

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Suncity works with Chengdu to promote food culture

2019-09-27

Suncity Group said its working with the Chinese province of Chengdu to help promote the region’s food culture.

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Locals gaming underwhelms

2019-09-27

Vietnam’s hotly anticipated locals gaming program has got off to a slow start, with remote locations and red tape cited as key factors in deterring visitation.

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Keio University provides seminar to Melco execs

2019-09-25

Melco Resorts & Entertainment partnered with Keio University to give more than twenty of the IR operator’s foreign executives a seminar on Japanese history, culture, and business practices. The seminar took place in Tokyo on September 14.

Goa ports department seeks casino ship site

2019-09-25

Goa’s Ports Department has been tasked with finding an alternative location for the state’s six floating casinos away from their current position in the Mandovi River, according to media reports.

Saipan to mull more junkets

2019-09-24

The Commonwealth Casino Commission in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands will discuss an application for four new junket operators on Thursday, together with a contract extension for Imperial Pacific International’s (IPI) chairman.

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NagaCorp expected to outperform peers: MS

2019-09-23

NagaCorp has outperformed properties in Asia and moving forward its outlook is better than that for Macau, Singapore and the Philippines, according to Morgan Stanley Asia. 

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Melco announces “Yokohama First” policy

2019-09-18

Melco Resorts & Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it would focus its IR campaign on Yokohama and that it was suspending its participation in bidding for the Osaka Yumeshima location.

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Asian affiliate acquisitions hot up

2019-09-13

The recent moves in the Asian affiliate space, including high-profile acquisitions and talk from some of the larger listed affiliates of entering new markets in Asia, might have observers believing the region is like any other, at least as far as affiliates...

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