Uncertainties caused by instability in Cambodia and the Philippines has prompted operators to search for new markets, with India and Japan top of the list.
India’s online gaming sector has seen a spate of acquisitions in recent months as operators position themselves for strong projected growth, despite
The Pacific Island of Guam needs to approve casinos to avoid losing its tourists to the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, where gambling is pe
The increased clarity regarding the terms of IR regulation in Japan following the ruling coalition compromises is also throwing light on which institutions are now advantaged and which are disadvantaged in the race for licenses. Seth Sulkin, head of...
Goa’s floating casinos will get an extension of a further six months before they are forced to move from their current location in the Mandovi River
Japan’s two ruling coalition parties have accepted the government’s recommendation for casino entry limits that would restrict Japan residents to
The Japan Gaming Congress expects to attract even greater support in 2018 after holding the largest event of its kind in Japan last year, organizer Cl
The IR implementation bill won’t be submitted to the legislature this month, as had been planned, throwing doubt over the timetable for the bill. Th
Government proposals presented to the ruling party this week relating to tax rates, entry fees, and casino floor space restrictions have drawn wildly
Myanmar’s Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism, Ohn Maung, says that a relaxing of the country’s gambling laws will allow foreigner-only casinos
Goa’s offshore casinos, which currently float in the Mandovi River, are waiting for the government to finalize legislation that will force them to shift onshore, which may prove a game changer for the industry in India. Industry experts say the move...
Casino operators in the Philippines have been attending workshops on how to comply with the country’s new anti-money laundering regulations, though some industry experts say the rules are still are not strong enough. The reporting thresholds are similar...
The Japan Racing Association (JRA) began implementing third-party gambling addiction exclusions at the end of December, heralding a new direction in J
With an event in Tokyo on the 7th and another in Nagasaki on the 14th, the RFI process is now underway for the Huis Ten Bosch theme park site in the p
Malaysia has launched a major crackdown on illegal gambling and this time says it will stamp out the practice for good, though some observers are less optimistic. They say without changes to the law to specifically target online activities, stamping out...
On October 28, 2017, Kinmen Island will hold a referendum in which the residents will be asked if they would support the establishment of casino-based tourism resorts on the island. Kinmen (also known as Quemoy) is a Taiwan-controlled island located off...
Russia’s bookmakers see their future as being online, with some major players closing down traditional betting shops to focus on the interactive sector. This year’s Russia Gaming Week reflected that trend with some bookies saying they had eschewed...
Japan’s Ordinary Diet Session is set to close at the end of this month with no significant legislative progress on preparing for IRs after the rulin
Wakayama Governor Yoshinobu Nisaka is pushing hard to attract investment in an IR in his city, but says to make it politically palatable it would need
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