Tuesday, September 27, 2022


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The Star fined for breach of social-distancing rules


The Star casino in Sydney has been fined A$5,500 (US$3,831) for breaching public health orders after patrons were seen “standing and mingling betwee

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VIC to further lift coronavirus restrictions


Premier Daniel Andrews has confirmed further easing of coronavirus restrictions in the Victoria, which will boost customer capacity for hospitality ve

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Duterte extends Metro Manila, Cebu City lockdown


Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has placed Metro Manila and Cebu City on lockdown again starting June 16, following a marked rise in coronavirus

Macau border opening likely pushed to July: Bernstein


Restrictions on border crossings into Macau will not likely be lifted by the end of June, according to analysts from Bernstein Research.  While th

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Grind mass to suffer most from new normal: MS


Social distancing rules under the “new normal” will impact grind mass business most, due to the restriction of three gamblers per table, according

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NZ to lift all COVID-19 restrictions from midnight


With no active cases of the coronavirus left in New Zealand and no new cases in a fortnight, New Zealand will be removing all social distancing restri

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Macau gaming revenue falls 93% in May


Greater China’s gambling enclave posted a 93 percent decline in gross gaming revenue in the month of May, due to continued travel and border restric

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At least 200 to lose racing jobs as country eases restrictions


At least two hundred staff in New Zealand’s off-track betting agency the TAB will lose their jobs due to a sharp downturn in racing and betting.

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DOLE increases requirements for foreign POGO workers


The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has added extra hoops for foreign nationals applying for alien employment permits (AEP) and seeking to w

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May GGR expected to be down 90 - 95%: Bernstein


Analysts at Bernstein Research expect Macau to report a 90-95 percent year-on-year fall in GGR in the month of May, as the gambling enclave continues

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Laos eases lockdown, casinos remain closed until June 1


The government of Laos has lifted travel restrictions which will allow people to travel freely around the country, though entertainment venues includi

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Public officials excluded from casino gambling


It has been revealed that the IR Implementation Bill will also include a provision to forbid certain public officials from engaging in casino gambling

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NSW pokie laws could cause more harm than good


Proposed changes to NSW slot machine laws could increase the number of machines in high-risk areas and increase gaming industry profits by A$80 millio

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Law Commission recommends online betting restrictions


The Law Commission of India is another step closer to finalizing its recommendations on the legalization of online betting. According to local media r

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Sydney council calls for cap on poker machine licenses


A Sydney council has become one of the first to call on the NSW state government to put a cap on poker machine licenses in its area, local media repor

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Public consultation begins for croupier ban proposal


Macau’s gaming regulator has proposed new measures that will see casino croupiers, pit managers, tellers, dealers and other frontline casino staff b

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Bookies face restrictions on bonusing


Australia’s online bookmakers will be banned from offering several types of inducements after new rules were agreed to by state and federal minister

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Pop-star turned govt worker probed for performing at RWM


Philippines pop-star turned government worker Esther Margaux "Mocha" Uson is being investigated for performing in casinos despite a prohibition that r

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Race betting to see restrictions on ATMs, online betting


The Japanese government is looking at ways to curb problem gambling by limiting online race betting, removing ATMs from some racing venues, and reduci

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