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Fire damages SkyCity Auckland convention centre

SkyCity Entertainment Ltd.’s landmark international convention centre in downtown Auckland has been severely damaged and its future is uncertain after a massive fire ripped through the NZ$700 million centre and associated five-star hotel.
New Zealand Interactive infographic

Bold plan for New Zealand Gaming Industry

New Zealand’s fledgling gaming industry is pushing a plan for government assistance to help it become a billion dollar export earner in the worldwide...
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Cambodia stops issuing online gambling licenses

Cambodia will no longer issue licenses to online gambling businesses, and all existing licenses will not be renewed when they are expired, the Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said in a directive on Sunday, Xinhua reports.

Counting the cost of labour

Integrated resorts are a people-based business, needing top quality staff to provide guests with an experience that stands out from the crowd, yet as...

Suncity Group’s big diversification gamble

First established in 2007 amid Macau’s casino boom, Suncity Group rose to become the former Portuguese colony’s largest junket business, operating opulent VIP rooms...

DOF wants to enforce tax through a POGO worker database

The Department of Finance will be compiling a database of foreign workers hired by Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) to ensure they pay the correct taxes.

Donaco results still hampered by ongoing litigation

Australia-listed Donaco International is still dealing with the impact of its ongoing legal battle with its former Thai vendor, recording a statutory loss of A$36.8 million for the six months ended Dec. 31, 2018.

Sheldon Adelson battling cancer

It has been revealed that Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson is undergoing treatment for a form of blood cancer, throwing a dark shadow across his casino empire, including in Asia.

Yokohama business leaders to establish IR promotion council

Leaders of the Yokohama Chamber of Commerce & Industry are making another push for an IR bid in their city, this time announcing that they will form an “IR Promotion Council” by the end of the year.
President Rodrigo Duterte

Risk premium clouds prospects

“I hate gambling. I do not want it. “There will be no casinos outside of what are existing. I am not granting anything.”  

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NSW planning authorities reject Star’s $530 mln tower proposal

Star Entertainment Group’s plans for a six-star luxury hotel tower in Sydney has been rejected by the NSW Independent Planning Commission, with a three-person...

South Shore reports widened loss in six months to Sept 30

South Shore Holdings Limited, operator of Macao luxury hotel The 13, reported a 15 percent widened loss for the six months ended Sept 30,...

Yokohama casino opponents launch information website

Opponents of Yokohama’s bid for an IR license have launched a website to provide public information and to coordinate actions between various anti-casino groups.

Osaka government plans for IR tax revenue division

Osaka’s governing party has finalized its plans on how to divide IR local tax revenues in the event that the central government licenses the Yumeshima IR and its separate initiative to administratively merge Osaka prefecture and city is approved in a popular referendum expected to be held in late 2020.

MAGAZINE ISSUES

Michael Hu: Reflecting on the last 20 years of Macau gaming

Michael Hu, president Asia Pacific, Interblock 1. When did you arrive in Macau and in what capacity? I arrived in 2005, working for Interblock as a...

Ted Chan: Reflecting on the last 20 years of Macau gaming

Ted Chan, chief operating officer, Japan Development, Galaxy Entertainment 1) When did you first arrive in Macau and in what capacity? I arrived in Macau in...

High-end restaurants add star quality to Macau’s IRs

Nineteen. That’s how many Michelin-star restaurants Macau has racked up to date, firmly establishing the former Portuguese colony as a gastronomic powerhouse on the world’s culinary stage.