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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...
Sihanoukville

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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MOF to discuss future of Vietnam gaming industry

Nguyen Minh Tien, Deputy Director-General of the Ministry of Finance in Vietnam has joined the growing line-up of speakers set to speak at the...

Hokkaido’s IR withdrawal might be a deception

On November 29 of last year, Hokkaido Governor Naomichi Suzuki announced that his prefecture would not be participating in the IR race, citing the several years it would take to complete environmental preparations at the Tomakomai site. However, parts of the Japanese media are reporting that, in fact, not only is Hokkaido actually still in the race, but that they are being sized up as one of the three eventual winners.

SG court upholds arbitration ruling, favoring ex Solaire manager

The Singaporean High Court has dismissed a petition filed by Bloomberry Resorts against Global Gaming Philippines, which accused the company of committing fraud and...

iGaming technology spanning east and west

Betconstruct’s concept for the year has been revealed ahead of this year’s ICE London 2020.East&West is the message that Betconstruct would like to deliver...

MAGAZINE ISSUES

Lawrence Ho and James Packer expected to be called to Crown Resorts inquiry

When the witness list for the high-stakes New South Wales inquiry into Crown Resorts’ casino operations is unveiled on Tuesday, the names of both...

Genting Singapore calls extraordinary general meeting on Japan IR bid

The board of directors of Genting Singapore have called an extraordinary general meeting for February 4 to authorize an IR bid in a major...

Abe government expected to delay national IR development schedule

Several major domestic media outlets reported Monday evening that the national IR development schedule will be delayed for an undetermined period of time in...