Saturday, June 25, 2022


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Stricter casino regulations spawn illegal gambling dens


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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