New junket focused gaming association to launch in Macau

A new gaming association is to be formally announced in Macau on Feb. 1, which will launch an app that providers relevant daily news about the gambling industry with a focus on junkets’ operations, according to the South China Morning Post.

The app will be available for free but requires a form to be submitted for approval.

Charlie Choi is reportedly involved as founding member of the new association. Choi was known for running 99world, a website that publicly shamed gambling debtors.

Tony Tong, an advisor for Asia Gambling Brief is also on the board for the new association.

Antonio Hoo, his partner and managing director said the new app has nothing to do with the old website, SCMP reports. “Macau Gaming Information Association is a platform which connects global gaming partners… Our goal is to support Macau’s gaming industry,” Hoo said.

 “We want to protect investors and provide advice, helping to enhance the market’s image,” he added.