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Sands China to repatriate Filipino workers

2020-06-05

Sands China is organizing a flight to repatriate some 130 Filipino workers stranded in Macau due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to local media reports.

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Nagasaki gains a step on Wakayama

2020-06-05

In recent weeks, Nagasaki may have gained a step on Wakayama, which is likely its main rival to secure an IR license.

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Tokyo prosecutor quits in mahjong scandal

2020-05-22

Hiromu Kurokawa, the head of the Tokyo High Public Prosecutors Office has resigned after admitting he had ignored social distancing rules to play mahjong for cash with reporters, Kyodo News reports.

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Sands’ withdrawal a vote of “no confidence” in Japanese policymakers

2020-05-15

In an earnings conference call in April 2019, Las Vegas Sands President and Chief Operating Officer Robert Goldstein declared, “Our commitment to Japan is immense. It will be lots and lots of rooms—many, many rooms. There will be lots of retail. There...

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Bloomberry Q1 net drops 38%, sees slow recovery

2020-05-14

Bloomberry Resorts said its Q1 net income fell 38 percent due to the impact of the coronavirus and it expects a slow recovery.

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Genting makes U.S. inroads

2020-02-21

In 2018, on Genting Hong Kong’s 25th anniversary, President Colin Au summed up the company by saying, “We come from Malaysia, a small country, but we go out to the world. We open our eyes and learn new things.”

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The seven trials for Japanese IR legislation

2020-02-21

Japan has seen numerous twists and turns in its bid to establish an integrated resort industry, though perhaps one of the most unwelcome was the arrest of a deputy minister at the centre of a money-for-favours scandal surrounding IR development plans...

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Australia faces slow growth amidst bush fires, weak VIP

2020-01-10

Australia’s gaming industry faces an uncertain 2020, as the catastrophic bushfires deter foreign visitation and hit already softening domestic demand.

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Gaming to continue to drive Macau’s wealth

2019-11-29

Twenty-nine years ago I visited Macau for the first time. It was a consolation day trip from Hong Kong for not being able to apply and obtain a visa to enter China in less than a week when I had only four days to spend.

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TRON reignites optimism around cryptocurrency gaming

2019-11-22

A cryptocurrency founded by a 29-year-old Peking University grad and Jack Ma protégé has emerged at the centre of a decentralized online gaming movement which is seeing thousands of users gamble tens of millions of dollars per day.

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Sikkim’s new airport to drive casino traffic

2018-11-23

After waiting for almost a decade, Sikkim, nestled in the mountainous far north of India, finally got an airport in October, which is likely to provide a boost to gambling operators in the remote state.

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Tycoons eye Hainan gambling bonanza

2018-04-08

Chinese property tycoons have been investing in Hainan island in the hope the government will eventually allow gaming there, Bloomberg reports. In an

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HK police raid gambling den, arrest 14

2018-02-13

A raid on an illegal gambling den in Hong Kong has led to the arrest of 14 people and the seizure of more than HK$600,000 (US$76,700), local media rep

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Vietnamese locals to enter casinos from Dec 1

2017-11-02

Vietnamese locals will finally be able to gamble at selected casinos in the country starting from next month, according to local media reports. The Ci

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900,000 people estimated to have a Pachinko gambling disorder

2017-08-26

An estimated 900,000 people in Japan may be addicted to pachinko and pachinko slot machines, according to a national survey released on Thursday, repo

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Crown employees to face court this month

2017-06-12

Australia-listed Crown Resorts announced on Tuesday that all of its detained employees in China, as well as those who have been released on bail, have

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Public to weigh in on gambling legalization

2017-05-29

The Law Commission of India has issued a public notice to stakeholders and members of the general public asking whether gambling and betting should be

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Gambling nets Seoul $54.5b over 15 years

2017-04-11

The South Korean government has earned 62.5 trillion won (US$54.56 billion) from the gambling industry over the past 15 years, about half of it throug

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Vietnamese locals required to meet age, income requirements

2017-01-14

Vietnamese locals will be required to meet a certain monthly income level in order to be permitted to gamble at local casinos, according to the latest

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