Saturday, June 25, 2022


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Slow but steady progress 


Vietnam’s gambling industry stayed largely out of the headlines in 2019, though projects have been inching their way forward, with the country’s largest resort to date scheduled to open in the first half of this year.

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Locals gaming underwhelms


Vietnam’s hotly anticipated locals gaming program has got off to a slow start, with remote locations and red tape cited as key factors in deterring visitation.

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Korea’s foreigner-only casinos post strong gains in 2018


South Korea’s foreigner-only casinos posted strong revenue growth in 2018, gaining 34 percent over the prior year, according to figures from the country’s National Gambling Control Commission.

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Opposition party reportedly revives locals casino proposal


An opposition party has called on the government to allow the development of a casino that South Korean nationals would be allowed to enter on Saemangeum reclaimed land, located in North Jeolla Province, as a means to boost tourism.

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Collaborative approach needed to address gambling addiction


Japan’s need to confront gambling addiction is immediate and will require a collaborative approach to be fully effective, according to Laura McAllister Cox, vice-president of regulatory compliance and legal counsel for Rush Street Japan, one of the...

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Japan IRs likely to generate $5b-$9b GGR: Fitch


Japan’s three IRs are likely to generate between $5 billion and $9 billion in gaming revenue, with the mix depending on the location of the properties, according to Fitch Ratings.

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Philippines should consider regulating online gambling for locals, politician says


The Philippines will eventually need to regulate online gaming for locals to control rampant illegal gambling and generate revenue, the head of a gove

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Pagcor mulls restraining order against Quezon City


The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. continues to push back against efforts by Quezon City to regulate terms of a planned integrated resort in th

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Indochina opportunities clouded by political, economic risks


Despite regulatory uncertainty and a relatively high risk profile, land-based operators will be closely watching developments across the Indochina reg

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Betting on local gambling


Vietnam’s steadily expanding gaming industry is seen as having among the best potential in Asia, with a pilot scheme allowing locals to gamble for the first time expected to spur further interest from international investors.

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Corona Casino to open Saturday, to admit locals


The Corona Casino in Phu Quoc island is scheduled to open for business on Saturday becoming the first in Vietnam to admit locals onto the floor under a three-year pilot scheme.

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Nepal casino raided for locals gambling


Nepali police raided the Hotel Soaltee’s Mahjong Casino in Kathmandu on Tuesday night arresting eight people, including the property’s CEO and man

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Ruling Coalition agrees on casino entry limits


Japan’s two ruling coalition parties have accepted the government’s recommendation for casino entry limits that would restrict Japan residents to

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Gaining strength from adversity - Interview with Stephen Reilly, COO RWM


Resorts World Manila (RWM) was the first integrated resort (IR) to open in the Philippines and is the only one not located in Entertainment City, but opposite the country’s primary international airport. The property is currently in the third phase...

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Government seeks strict casino entry controls


At Tuesday’s meeting of the Experts’ Committee advising the Japanese government on its IR Implementation Bill, a series of measures were proposed

Tigre de Cristal sees surge in visitation, casino revenue from tourists


Russia's major casino - Tigre de Cristal - in the Primorye gambling zone receives 95 percent of its revenues from foreign tourists, Primorye Vice Gove

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FLC Group plans $2 billion Vietnam project


FLC Group Joint-stock Co., co-founded by billionaire Trinh Van Quyet, said it has received permission to invest $2 billion in a casino resort from the

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Kangwon Land slowdown seen as short term


Kangwon Land, whose top-line growth slowed to 3.8 percent last year, is likely to see a recovery in its fortunes driven by an upgrade in its slot mach

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Cambodian doors to close as Vietnam opens to locals?


Cambodia’s gambling industry is eyeing moves to open up the market in neighbouring Vietnam with trepidation, though views are mixed on the potential impact. Casinos lining Cambodia’s border with Vietnam have long benefited from traffic from Vietnamese...

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