Thursday, August 18, 2022


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Macau authorities raid another retailer using illegal UnionPay terminals


Macau authorities have carried out another raid against retailers illegally using mainland UnionPay terminals in Macau. Over MOP280 million (US$35 mil

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MGM Harbour secures $525 million funding


MGM has announced in a recent filing that its subsidiary MGM National Harbor, LLC, has entered into a $525 million bank facility to fund the developme

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Las Vegas Dec GGR up 8.2 percent


The Las Vegas strip posted an 8.2 percent growth year on year in Dec. 2015, with the slot floor being the highest growth driver, according to analysts

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Number of Macau junkets down to 141, according to DICJ


The number of VIP junkets in Macau has fallen by 23 percent since Jan. 2015, from 183 to 141, according to data from the Gaming Inspection and Coordin

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Cautious optimism for Macau’s mass market story; Union Gaming


Macau's Q4 gross gaming revenue rose sequentially for the first time since the first quarter of 2014, according to figures released by the gaming regu

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Taiwan elections are a negative for gambling prospects, Union Gaming


Taiwan has elected a new president, Tsai Ing-Wen of the the nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), which will also be in control of the legis

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Changes needed to make Vietnam appealing to investors, says Union Gaming


Vietnam is only likely to be appealing to foreign casino investors if rumoured changes to a casino bill, such as reducing the minimum investment requi

Macau junket VIP slot room may affect near-term slot GGR; Union Gaming


Macau’s very first junket driven VIP slot parlor opened at the Jimei Casino on the Macau Peninsula, and may result in near-term disruption to slot g

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Illegal UnionPay transactions low risk to Macau GGR; Union Gaming


The release of transaction data around illegal UnionPay transactions made in Macau in 2015, does not pose a high risk to gross gambling revenue, a Uni

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Junket investors to seek safer investments


Junket investors are becoming increasingly likely to seek other - safer - investment opportunities as the junket business languishes, Union Gaming ana

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Macau government publishes smoking ban impact estimate


Macau’s health department is forecasting that gross gaming revenue will decline 2.7 percent to 4.6 percent in the event of a total smoking ban in Ma

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Korea green lights nine resort sites: Union Gaming


Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has selected 9 foreigners-only integrated resort sites for which the ministry will now conduct a reque

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Analysts positive on Sands China results


Analysts have been largely impressed by Sands China’s 15Q2 results despite net revenues missing estimates due to weak hotel revenue. Sands China Ltd

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