Monday, February 17, 2020

Taiwan

Economic toll deepens, but underlying optimism intact

The Coronavirus, now renamed as Covid-19, has devastated the near-term outlook for Asia’s casino operators, though analysts still expect demand to snap back sharply once the outbreak is under control. The big question is when that might be.

BBIN Leaps into eSports and forms alliance with MAD TEAM

iGaming software supplier, BBIN has officially formed an alliance and become partners with eSports club "MAD TEAM", providing support to MAD's Arena of Valor...

Greater China gets lion’s share of mainland tourists in 2018

The Greater China region -- Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan -- got the lion’s share of all outbound tourists from the mainland in 2018, according to the China Outbound Tourism Research Institute.

Yggdrasil brings casino slots to Taiwan

Gaming solutions supplier Yggdrasil has gone live with Taiwanese social gaming operator XSG. The landmark deal sees several of Yggdrasil’s casino slot games made available...

Taipei police take down cross-border gambling ring

Over 70 suspects involved in a cross-border online gambling ring have been arrested by Taipei City police on Thursday, local media reports. According to...

Taiwan gaming services industry booming

Taiwan now employs about 200,000 people in its gaming services industry and investment by gaming companies is rising, despite the lack of legal framework, Calvin Yang, managing partner, Join International Law Officers told a panel at G2E Asia.

Transact teams with APE for Asia distribution

TransAct Technologies said it has teamed with Asia Pioneer Entertainment to distribute its products in Asia, with a focus on Macau, the Philippines, Taiwan...

Taiwan lottery to launch new game

Taiwan Lottery plans to launch a new game with a top prize of NT$15 million (US$510,300) on April 23, according to a report by...

Chris Caress joins Quixant’s Taiwan monitor team

Quixant, suppliers of cutting-edge hardware to the global gaming market, is pleased to announce another high-profile addition to its gaming monitor division. Chris Caress, who...

Kinmen residents overwhelmingly vote no to casinos

Residents of Taiwan’s Kinmen County have voted against casinos in the island in a referendum held Saturday, local media reports. The referendum, formulated by Chinese...

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