Saturday, August 13, 2022


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Yumeshima IR candidacy is Osaka government’s to lose


It was considered a foregone conclusion in gaming circles that Osaka will be a venue for one of the first three integrated resorts in Japan, though the entry of Yokohama into the race and shifting political sands highlight the fact that nothing should...

Philippines to fight off Asian competition


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.

Galaxy pitches for Osaka Yumeshima IR


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

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Travellers to delist on Oct. 21


Travellers International Hotel Group has been given the green light to delist from the Philippine Stock Exchange on Oct. 21 following a tender offer.

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Policy delays give late movers a fighting chance


The Abe government's decision to drag its feet on more detailed regulations governing the IR industry and to delay the establishment of the Casino Management Board may exercise an effect on which local governments get licensed and which IR operators are...

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PAGCOR can't shutter CF Manila Bay


The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. said it can’t shutter operations at the Casino Filipino Manila Bay due to an existing management contract and argues that the property is profitable if its social contributions are excluded from its results.

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Asia’s online brands struggle to make European impact


When 188Bet announced its withdrawal from the UK and Irish markets in March, it was the latest in a long line of Asia-facing operators to back away from Europe’s highly-regulated igaming jurisdictions.

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Melco Q1 revenue gains 4 percent on Macau mass market


Melco Resorts & Entertainment posted a 4 percent gain in Q1 revenue, driven mostly by mass market table games in Macau, though the operator posted flat revenue from its operations in Manila and said it had turned cautious on the market due to increased...

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Asia finds its place in iGaming’s new world order


The global igaming industry has enjoyed significant regulatory breakthroughs around the world over the past year, but the emergence of a genuinely int

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Innovation key in booming Asia online industry


Asia’s online gaming industry, which is forecast for double-digit growth over the next seven years, is likely to be one of the main topics to be talked about at ICE Totally Gaming, with executives keen to explore both the opportunities and learn how...

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Macau to kick off gaming and hotel skills competition on Tuesday


Macau’s first integrated competition for hotel and gaming employees is set to kick off next Tuesday across Macau, Macau Daily Times reports. Supp

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Genting Spore facing mass competition from Philippines/Cambodia


Genting Singapore is facing increasing competition in the mass market from the Philippines and Cambodia, though management sees room for growth in VIP, according to Nomura.

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No clarity in casino concession countdown


The first of Macau’s six casino concessions expire in less than 18 months, though the operators who have invested billions in the territory still have no clarity as to how, or even if, those licenses to operate will be renewed.

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Rush Street sees GGR of up to $1.85b from Tomakomai


In early October, Rush Street Gaming’s Japan branch was quietly established, with the Chicago-based firm currently looking at Tomakomai, Hokkaido, as the main direction for its IR license campaign.

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New market entrants spark online supplier price war


An influx of new third-party suppliers is driving intense competition in Asia’s online gambling space, with a ferocious price war driving what some

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Beyond Macau: how Asia’s casino space is shaping up in the 2020s


With multiple new destinations opening up over the coming years, Asia’s casino space will have a very different feel in the 2020s. Of course, new

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Playtech issues profit warning on Asia woes


Increasing competition in Asia, coupled with a competitive pricing environment has pushed down revenue expectations for online gaming supplier Playtec

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Genting Singapore “diligently” preparing for Japan bid


Genting Singapore’s management is “diligently preparing” for an eventual bid for a license in Japan, though acknowledges it will be facing fierc

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Philippines’ VIP prospects shine


China’s VIPs are once again driving gross gambling revenue across the region, with the Philippines tipped as being one of the best-placed jurisdictions to take a slice of the high-roller pie.

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