Wednesday, June 29, 2022


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Gaming taxes down 56.5% in Jan-May period


Gaming taxes collected by the Macau government between January and May fell 56.5 percent year-on-year to MOP21 million (US$2.6 million), according to

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PAGCOR boosts government cash remittances to P17b


The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) said it had increased its cash dividend donations to the National Treasury by P5 billion bringing the total to P17 billion ($340.9 million) for 2019. 

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Skycity domestic gaming recovery encouraging


SkyCity Entertainment is describing trading activity in its New Zealand business since reopening on 14 May as “encouraging”. “Domestic custom

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Bonusing and loyalty strategy key to mass-market retention


With Macau continuing to haemorrhage VIP gamblers, there has never been a greater onus on operators in the special administrative region to latch on to the relative predictability afforded by the premium and mass markets.

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Japan clouds Korea’s IR-hub aspirations


South Korea wants to turn the area near Incheon International Airport into a version of Manila’s Entertainment City, but its vision is at risk from competition from Japan.

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Macau 2020 and beyond


The 1999 handover and casino liberalization policy put in place a new phase of development for Macau. All six casino licenses are soon set to expire and once the retendering process has been enacted, Macau will enter a crucial next phase. 

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Twenty years of gaming twists and turns


The 20th anniversary of the Macau Special Administrative region is upon us. When it comes to gaming, these were not two linear decades. There were plenty of twists and turns.

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Hotel boom leads to new casino plans in Nepal


Nepal is expecting further expansion of its casino industry as five-star hotels spring up across the country ahead of a major tourism initiative next year. 

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2018 in review - Sportsbetting, IndoChina and Japan


There’s never a dull moment when it comes to gaming in Asia and 2018 produced its fair share of surprises, many of them provided by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is keeping the gaming industry on its toes.

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Genting good value entry to ASEAN gaming, CLSA says


Genting Bhd, the Malaysian conglomerate that controls the country’s only casino operator, as well as Genting Singapore and properties in the U.S., B

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StarWorld opens new mass gaming floor


StarWorld Hotel has officially opened its new mass gaming floor on the third floor on Monday, complete with a 108-seat electronic table game arena. Th

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IMGL announces Spring conference in San Francisco


The International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) today announced that its 2016 Spring Conference will take place in San Francisco, California on Apr. 20

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Reed Exhibitions launches G2E Asia 2016 at press conference


At a press conference yesterday at Pacha, Studio City, senior representatives of Reed Exhibitions and their partners launched the 2016 edition of G

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Sands China to benefit from paradigm shift to mass, says Bernstein


Sands China is best placed to benefit from the paradigm shift from the VIP/high roller market to one driven by mass, given its strong non-gaming busin

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Macau's VIP heyday over says Ho


Macau’s gaming bubble has well and truly burst with the heyday over as the VIP sector becomes “permanently and structurally changed,” said Melc

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Competitive gaming to grow 150 percent by 2018


The global eSports market, currently worth $748 million, is expected to reach $1.9 billion by 2018, with North America and Europe making up a combined

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12 arrested in Korea for fixing StarCraft II matches


Twelve people have been arrested in South Korea in association with allegations of match-fixing and illegal gambling on StarCraft II matches, local me

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Macau gov't to strengthen security amid gaming industry transition


Macau’s government will look to strengthen supervision and security controls in and around casinos to ensure Macau remains safe during the ongoing a

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AGEM index falls 3.7 percent in September from August


The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Index fell to 183.34 in September, representing a decline of 7.10 points, or down 3.7 percent, compa

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