Yokohama Deputy Mayor Toshihide Hirahara has denied to opposition politicians that an IR corruption case like that of 500 .com can occur in Yokohama because the rules on contact between officials and operators are much stricter in the city than they are...
This week a fresh scandal, unrelated to IR development, stripped the ruling coalition Komeito Party of its only lawmaker who was proactively and vocally in favor of casino legalization. This represents an indirect but still distinct blow to the industry’s...
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...
For the first time since the IR legislation was passed into law, Japan has a new prime minister. Fortunately for Japan’s pro-IR community, it is Yoshihide Suga.
Tokyo prosecutors have arrested three corporate executives for allegedly offering money to a defendant in the 500.com bribery scandal to provide false testimony, according to local media reports.
Indochina’s casino markets continue to present robust growth, providing significant investment opportunities for operators with a strong appetite for risk, but they are also likely to need deep pockets as established capital markets are wary of these...
South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism office was raided on Saturday after allegations emerged that a former tourism ministry officia
Korea’s horse racing industry, considered the sleeping giant of Asia, has not been immune from the turmoil sweeping through the country’s political and business classes, with modernization plans in the balance after the Korean Racing Authority chairman...
Macau got off to a good start in January, with GGR in the initial weeks higher than expected, though few expect any return to the stellar growth rates of the past, with China still likely to be the driving factor for casino operators. Beijing’s crackdown...
At least 18 employees of casino operator Crown Resorts have been detained by Chinese authorities, local media reports. "Crown believes that a number o
While the rapid growth of competitive video gaming has caught the eye of the operators all over the world, attention needs to be placed on the threat
The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has received the approval to introduce a FIFA system that monitors irregular betting patterns, The Star r
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