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2021-03-23
The lower house of the Russian parliament is mulling legal revisions which would require lottery operators to provide a much larger cut of the profits to the state tax authorities.

2021-03-04
A Macau court has issued a ruling determining that the gondola ride service at The Venetian will have to pay MOP18.9 million (US$2.3 million) in tourism taxes.

2021-03-04
Russian authorities have revealed to the local media that the state’s take in gambling taxes for the year 2020 reached RUB1.59 billion (US$22.3 million).

2021-02-25
In response to questions from an opposition lawmaker, the Suga government has confirmed that it no longer plans to establish a system of taxation for the casino winnings of foreign visitors.

2021-02-23
The Macau government collected MOP29.8 billion (US$3.7 billion) in gaming taxes in 2020, a 73.6 percent year-on-year drop from the previous year, official data showed. 

2021-02-09
The Philippines’ House of Representatives has passed a new bill imposing taxes on Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs), but it will still need to be reconciled with upper house legislation before it can become law.

2021-01-27
Taxes collected by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) from the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) increased to PHP7.18 billion (US$151 million) in 2020, despite the suspension of operations last year due to community lockdowns and the flight...

2021-01-27
The Philippine House of Representatives has started considering the substitute bill to House Bill 5777 on taxing persons engaged in Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs). House Committee on Ways and Means Chair Joey Sarte Salceda hopes the additional...

2021-01-25
The Philippine Court of Tax Appeals has affirmed the denial of a tax refund claim from Prime Investment Korea, a junket gaming operator, over the corporate income tax it paid for the year 2014.

2020-12-23
The local government has decided to extend tax incentives for the two casinos facing the economic challenges of the pandemic through the end of 2020. This two-month extension is estimated to reduce tax intake by about 7.3 million rubles (US$96,000).

2020-12-17
The Philippines continues to focus on the gambling industry to raise revenue to fund the government’s coronavirus response, this time passing a law to tax the country’s popular online cockfighting industry.

2020-12-17
The Philippines government has passed a bill that will permit online bets on cockfights and expects to raise at least P1.25 billion ($26 million) in revenue from taxation. 

2020-10-05
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill into law that will require casino operators to step up their identification of patrons in a bid to improve tax revenue.

2020-07-27
The Shambala casino in Russia’s Primorye gambling zone is planning to open in the next few months, becoming the second IR in the region, according to a statement from the Primorye Territory Development Corporation.

2020-06-08
Gaming taxes collected by the Macau government between January and May fell 56.5 percent year-on-year to MOP21 million (US$2.6 million), according to

2020-06-04
Only a handful of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs) have been allowed to resume operations, with applications of others denied, or tempora

2020-05-25
Not one POGO operator has been given the green light to operate as of now, with all of them instructed to pay their mandatory tax obligations before b

2020-05-14
Covid-19’s impact on GGR has continued to impact Macau’s gaming tax revenues, which fell 47.9 percent year-on-year to MOP20.5 billion (US$2.6 bill

2018-07-20
Cambodia is expected to introduce its long-awaited casino regulation in September, which may attract further investment to one of Asia’s most vibran

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