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Stricter casino regulations spawn illegal gambling dens

2017-07-05

In early June, a nondescript three-storey yellow building in a smart area of Lalitpur, south of the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, became the site of one of the biggest crackdowns on illegal gambling in the country. It was found due to a series of raids...

Yokohama casino seen having strong domestic base

2017-05-02

An IR built in Yokohama, near Tokyo, could expect to have a local market population of about 38.6 million adults, with the potential to general about

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Macau will not renew non-local exec work permits

2017-01-23

Macau’s six concessionaires may soon be required to place more locals into managerial positions, following the latest plans from Macau’s Labor Aff

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Vietnam’s gaming decree imminent, locals to be allowed in two IRs

2016-10-27

The ruling Communist Party of Vietnam has recently made it clear that it supports the creation of a new gaming industry and will allow local Vietnamese to enter designated casinos on a trial basis. AGB spoke to Prof. Augustine Ha Ton Vinh about the new...

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Ted Chan: We haven’t laid off staff in 10 years

2016-09-07

Melco Crown’s COO, Ted Chan says the company has “never laid off our colleagues in the past, maybe, 10 years in Macau,” in response to recent co

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Vietnam, Cambodia to lock horns over mass play

2016-08-31

In June, Vietnam took the long-awaited step and sent a draft decree that could pave the way for locals to gamble to the National Assembly. There’s been much speculation over the impact a change in the law will have for both Vietnam and neighboring...

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Government mulls second casino for locals

2016-08-03

South Korea’s People’s Party are seeking to submit a revision bill that would pave the way for a second casino allowing Korean nationals to gamble

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Chinese blue-collar workers see lottery as means of investment

2016-07-18

Almost 50 percent of China’s post-90s blue-collar workers consider lottery tickets as a means of investment, according to the Tsinghua Media Survey

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Locals banned from casinos in Sikkim, entry fee hiked

2016-07-07

The Sikkim government has banned locals from entering casinos and playing in live casinos, Glaws reports, quoting the official gazette. As per the not

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Bloomberry’s Solaire launches brand campaign in Macau

2016-06-27

Philippines-based casino Solaire Resort and Casino has taken its brand campaign and promotions to Macau, reports Macau Daily Times. The creative marke

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Vietnam’s long-delayed casino bill draft submitted to parliament

2016-06-27

Vietnam’s draft casino bill, which has been seven years in the making, has been submitted to the country’s government, the Vietnam Investment Revi

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Labor unions urge government to cut non-resident workers

2016-06-15

Two of Macau’s gaming labor unions are urging the government to cut the number of non-resident workers in the city, Macau Business Daily reports. Th

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A second “locals” casino will destroy the country, says Jung

2016-05-22

A second casino in Korea permitting the entry of locals will “destroy the country”, an international gaming expert warns. In an interview with Kor

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Penghu residents may soon vote on casinos

2016-05-21

Penghu residents may soon take part in a referendum to allow casinos to open in their hometowns, local media reports. Over 5,000 signatures of eligibl

Vietnam currently can’t support multi-billion investment

2016-05-17

The optimal size for investment in a Vietnam casino is about $250 million under current market conditions, about one sixteenth of the size of the mini

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Korea unlikely to lift locals ban

2016-05-17

South Korea is unlikely to reconsider its stance on banning local access to casinos until after the monopoly of Kangwon Land ends in 2025, according t

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Goa to finalize rules that ban locals from casinos

2016-05-08

The Goa government has declared it will notify the Gaming Commission Rules for casinos, which will place a ban on local Goans entering casinos, local

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Strong business growth for Kangwon Land in 2016; Daiwa

2016-03-19

Kangwon Land Inc, operator of South Korea’s only locals-allowed casino resort has seen strong business growth in the first two months of 2016, accor

South Korea casinos will find it difficult to achieve “robust returns”, says Fitch

2016-03-06

South Korea’s new casino developments will find it difficult to see strong returns on investment due to restrictions on local patrons, says Fitch

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