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Tradition meets innovation at YGR Games, leading media sponsor at SiGMA Asia

DJs VINAI, DJ Amber Na, Oshien Zuky and Clinton Sparks to perform at Manila event

Operators vying for a headstart as MGM and Galaxy eye Thailand for casino resorts

Redirected to the Philippines: Maryland drivers turned into unwitting gambling promoters

Osaka’s delight: Japan’s inaugural casino resort gets green light

SiGMA Group reopens Manila offices 

Horse racing revolution: South Korea approves online betting

AUSTRAC agrees A$405m penalty fine for Crown Resorts

Pinnacle Solution to showcase new betting features at SiGMA Asia

Philippine police officers warned of a zero-tolerance approach if they fail to curb illegal gambling

Live casino available in Philippines via Evolution Gaming and WinZir partnership

Las Vegas Sands launches $2 billion integrated resort in Macau

Philippine gaming regulator revokes accreditation of CGC Technologies Inc

Las Vegas Sands New York casino project approved

MegaPari: New markets expansion on the case of Philippines

Las Vegas Sands awaits go ahead for Long Island casino

Strong revenue surge at Jeju Dream Tower Casino Resort leaves it mark

Global Strategic Consultancy to participate in SiGMA Asia

Flight promo on tickets for delegates flying to Manila expo

SiGMA Asia expo to connect top Affiliates and key Operators in Manila

Illegal gambling crackdown sparks hope for enhanced public services in the Philippines

Sportsbet found guilty of Ad Standard breach

Tabcorp facing allegations of allowing underage gambling

Aristocrat launches Philippines’ first gaming showroom

13 men arrested and banned from Macau Casinos

Pachinko company Okura Holdings announces closure of popular parlour

Thai Police arrest 93 in connection with illicit gambling ring

MGM Macau gross gaming revenue jumps by 450%

Credit card ban for online gaming imminent in Australia

Casino crime roundup: felonies that shocked the world of gaming this week

Crown Melbourne fined yet again

Thai doctor removes cheating magnets from man’s fingertips after 40 years

Family torn apart: Chinese grandfather kidnaps granddaughter to settle $97,000 gambling debt

Madhya Pradesh to enact brand new gambling act

Newport World Resorts: A year of recovery and growth

India launches first NFT-based cricket strategy game

Esports takes centre stage at world’s largest gaming festival

Australia gambling industry divided over restricted advertising

Japan announces its first casino

New Delhi police arrest 9 from illicit gambling racket

SiGMA Summits: Where titans of gaming make their voices heard

Reallocation, or total ban? The POGO saga continues

SiGMA Asia to host 100 startups at inaugural Manila expo

Divestment value of Casino Filipino brand too high says Morgan Stanley

Higher Cloud Technology to showcase latest tech at SiGMA Manila

MGTO reports a vibrant Q1 2023 for Macao

Nominations now open for SiGMA Asia Awards

SiGMA Insight: Gaming in Thailand – Part 2

Macau casinos’ post-pandemic recovery in full swing

Thai police raids in a clampdown on illegal gambling

Alejandro H. Tengco gives first sit-down interview since taking the helm of PAGCOR

Philippines-based Dafabet announces significant partnership with Argentina’s football association

PAGCOR sets aggressive revenue goals for 2023

SiGMA Insight: Gaming in Thailand – Part 1

Malaysian police crackdown on illegal gambling

SiGMA Insight: Esports in Philippines is Southeast Asian Powerhouse

SiGMA Insight: Gaming in Malaysia

POGOs on the way out? Pressure mounts for immediate ban

Responsible Wagering Australia appoints new CEO

PAGCOR’s Alejandro Tengco confirmed to headline SiGMA Asia summit

Universal Entertainment to develop land near Okada Manila

Tengco’s ambitious plans to privatise PAGCOR casinos

Mastering SEO: An executive interview with KOL Kyle Roof

PAGCOR to implement new technical standards for EGMs in 2024

SiGMA Eurasia ’23 gathers 10k+ global innovators under one roof

Monok emerges victorious at SiGMA/AGS Startup Pitch Eurasia

Centurion FC: Reigniting the Flames of MMA Glory in Dubai and Beyond

SiGMA Eurasia Awards raises largest sum yet at charity auction

Pakistani esports player, Atif Butt qualifies for World Esports Championship

The stage is set for SiGMA Eurasia’s spectacular Dubai event

CPA.Club presents the Wolf of Wall Street at SiGMA Eurasia

Seminal speakers and pioneering panels at the SiGMA Eurasia Summit

Dubai Esports scene boosted by SiGMA Eurasia expert panels

Madras High Court rules ban on online gaming

Clinton Sparks to headline SiGMA Eurasia closing party in Dubai

Ticket sales soar: A look at lotteries and gambling in China

Philippines attractive to gaming investors and operators

PAGCOR reports record revenues for Philippines

Ladbrokes Australia is fined for breach of gambling regulation

Trinity to showcase luxury cars at SiGMA Eurasia’s Dubai expo

SiGMA Asia to host warm-up party for Manila expo 

SiGMA Dubai ticket prices rising as last minute passes go on sale

SiGMA Asia launches early bird tickets for Manila event

Horse racing legend Frankie Dettori joins World Pool

India’s Revenant Esports qualify for UNITE Asia Champions League Finals in Malaysia

NSW unveils plan to make all poker machines cashless

Macau govt to impose 5% commission tax for junket operators

Former Philippine Senate urges government to consider privatising PAGCOR

888 Holdings CEO resigns, VIP activities suspended in Middle East

PAGCOR remits P256.38 to Philippine Sports Commission

Indian esports sector wants distinction between video and online games

Suncity Group founder Chau jailed 18 years for illegal gambling

Macau GGR revives, casino stocks on the rise

Cambodia changes tax rules for commercial gambling businesses

Dubai announces $8.7 trillion economic plan

Self-regulation for iGaming proposed by Indian government

Tier One Entertainment reaches the Philippines through BLCKBOX

Macau reports the worst Gross Gaming Revenues on record since 2004

Macau operators pledge billions to boost non-gaming entertainment

LRWC to raise $33.2m to fund further expansion after BingoPlus booms

Philippines: AGI certain next year will bring significant growth to gaming and tourism operations

Star gets second $100m fine, given a year to fix problems or lose Queensland license

India asks Google to drop all overseas online betting ads

Australia regulator launches civil proceedings against SkyCity

PAGCOR hosts SiGMA delegation

Property tycoon Villar to invest $1b in new integrated resort for Manila

Hong Kong influencers might face up to seven years in prison for gambling promotion

Palasino eyes online expansion with Malta  gambling license

Sri Lanka needs regulatory authority before issuing casino licenses

Macau operators welcome concession awards: Genting misses out

PAGCOR defends POGOs, eyes PHP10b revenue by 2027

India ministers recommend 28% GST on online gambling

Japan’s online casino crackdown seen as more bark than bite

Macau operators commit to combined $12.5b investment for license

Wynn advancing fast on UAE IR, casino to be bigger than Las Vegas

Gameskraft GST notice a blow for India’s skill-based industry

Australia’s Crown Melbourne gets record fine, Star gets class action suit 

26 Capital’s Ader confident of $2.6b Okada Manila deal “well within” timetable

Entain to stop Australian sports jersey sponsorship amid public unease

Solid Gaming integrates G.Games’ slots for the Asian markets

Macau Oct. GGR down 11%, mandatory daily Covid testing to start

Mixed news for Macau as Covid outbreak offsets eVisa return

SiGMA launches global calendar of events for 2023

SkyCity continues to work with AUSTRAC, warns of potential risks

Japan warns online gambling is a crime punishable by jail

Authorities crush China/Korea gambling ring worth $3.9b

Betmakers sees $20m Punting Form buy as improving margins, creating new revenue

Sri Lanka lifts taxes on casinos by 150%

Kazuo Okada to face coercion trial after dismissal motion fails

Cambodia sets new casino guidelines for operators

Philippines shuts 214 illegal Chinese offshore gambling firms

LVS eyes $2 billion Singapore EBITDA after best quarter since pandemic

India moves to clamp down on offshore gambling sites

Kazuo Okada arrested in Manila, vows to fight 

Calls to ban online gaming unlikely to hit legal POGOs, industry insiders say 

NSW regulator fines Star $100m, suspends Sydney casino license

India’s Meghalaya to scrap gambling act after community pressure

Uncertain regulation threatens recovery of Macau’s gaming industry

Macau concession talks reportedly stall on Covid, stocks continue fall

China stresses opposition to POGOs, denies blacklist report

Philippines on China’s blacklist due to POGO ops

NagaCorp 3Q22 hit by low win, but business on an upward trend

Latam to become iGaming force, U.S. operators to seek tax cuts: Spectrum

Fall is the new Esports Spring – October digest

AIGF welcomes India’s call for ban on online gambling media ads

Philippines DoJ recommends coercion charges against Kazuo Okada

Macau Sept. GGR up from Aug., but down 50% year-on-year

PAGCOR defends legitimate POGOs, as senator calls for review

Cambodia’s PM asks China for support in a bid to combat illegal gaming

Zacks urges continued caution on Macau casino stocks despite gains

Philippines revokes 175 POGO licenses as crackdown continues

Philippines set to deport 281 POGO workers as senate mulls ban

Philippines online gambling at risk as senator calls for ban

POGO workers freed as Philippine authorities crackdown

PAGCOR cracks down on POGO-related kidnappings

Genting Malaysia confirms Macau concession bid

Manila confirmed to host SiGMA Asia 2023

PAGCOR chairman to be businessman Alejandro H. Tengco

Melco delays Cyprus opening, posts 2Q22 loss

Galaxy Entertainment upbeat despite 2Q22 loss

Genting HK considers offers for firm’s stake in Newport World Resorts

Openbox secures Isle of Man licence

Countdown to Asean Gaming Summit: Reconnect with the industry in Manila

Jaydeep Chakravartty appointed in Meghalaya Gaming Commission, India

Thailand green lights the legalisation of 5 new casinos with 30% tax revenue

SCCG partners with WYNTA for affiliate marketing software

SkillOnNet adds more ReelPlay to its market-leading game portfolio

[WATCH] How culture and content impact eCommerce

[WATCH] Cybersecurity: “It’s a constant battle between those who build things and those who break them”

Exante donates $1m to support UNICEF’s emergency response

SiGMA Dubai Esports tourney battle ends in great One Tap Gaming victory

Pachinko and Pachislots Guide

How to ace your pitch deck: Meet SiGMA Dubai Pitch winner, Mohammed Kilany

SiGMA Dubai sees massive success in record-breaking turnout

SiGMA-AGS Awards closes a successful first day for the Dubai Summit

With an expo double the size of last year’s, SiGMA Group Dubai ’22 opens its doors to delegates

The Best and Brightest: SiGMA-AGS Awards Night nominees

SiGMA to hold Esports Tournament at Dubai summit

Do you have what it takes to win up to $500,000 in equity investment?

Sneak peek of the VIPs you will get to meet during SiGMA Dubai

SiGMA Group receives accreditation as a work placement company

[WATCH] SiGMA Dubai: Final chance to buy before last-minute tickets take over

Registration opens with early bird tickets for SiGMA-AGS Dubai

[WATCH] Is Dubai the New Cryptocurrency Hub? A Look Ahead of AIBC Summit 2022

How is Casinos Austria expected to come up with the agreed budget for the IR? Nagasaki requests further info

eSports.Studio domain goes under the hammer

The Star still on screen, fighting further allegations

SOFTSWISS Game Aggregator Partners with Mplay

Osaka IR: MGM Resorts reveal plans following bid approval

BC.Game and AffPapa announce new partnership

Kangwon land ordered to pay up to $6,750 to victims of labor misconduct

Former CSR boss appointed to PAGCOR Board of Directors

Macau draft gaming law revisions announced at press conference

Yokohama integrated resort bid hits pause

Over US$27M in gaming debts owed to Philippines government

SOFTSWISS Game Aggregator partners with Spadegaming

POGOs to face new 5% turnover tax

China strengthens expansion of gambling destination blacklist

Legal Japanese casinos well on their way

Gaming stocks in the Philippines rise following Duterte’s approval

Three arrested in India for online gambling with ‘links to China’

COVID-19 scare shuts down two land-based casinos

Vietnamese labour trafficking tied to online gambling

Citizens’ Association calls for transparency in Nagasaki’s IR documents

SPiCE India to Take Place in March 2022

Japan’s Yokohama concludes casino RFP submission process

Casino giant Genting pays $10 million up-front rent for its to-be-built Resorts World Miami

Nagacorp to reduce monthly operation costs by $2M

Plans of first Papuan casino cause protest

Data of 6m Battle for the Galaxy players leaked via unsecured cloud server

Domain Academy now available in Dubai and India

Wakayama nods Clairvest $4.3 billion IR plan

PAGCOR turns over entire 2020 revenue to PH Government, seals commitment to nation building

Illegal online gambling operation in Bangkok busted

May 2021 GGR of Macau quintuples

TitanCraft launches sport exchange TitanX

Philippines present new gaming tax system

INDIA: GoM to assess online gaming and casino services for GST

China: 914 mainland suspects surrender for cross-border gambling

Resorts World Genting halt operations in Malaysia due to COVID-19 restrictions

Vietnam’s domestic gambling programme unlikely to be extended

HK$2 million in fake casino chips seized in Macau this year

Philippines: Horse Racing industry rising in power amid pandemic

Galaxy Entertainment drops out of the Yokohama IR race

Manila casinos to remain shut despite easing of quarantine measures

Proposed site for a mega vaccination facility near Solaire Resort & Casino raise concerns over future land occupancy

Suncity Group withdraws from the Wakayama IR race

Another one bites the dust: COVID-19 forces Okura Holdings to close 2 Pachinko Halls

Cross-border gambling in China leads to wave of arrests

Philippine’s DFNN Inc. to introduce “Online Sabong” to its platform

[WATCH] I think it’s very important to keep up with the fast-paced shift to the digital landscape – Andrea Domingo, CEO PAGCOR

Domingo confirms: three Philippine IRs to start offering “online table games and slot machines”

Urgent need for COVID funds forces Philippine government to approve Online Sabong

Q&A on the Japanese Gambling Industry

Dara Sakor casino announces delayed opening due to safety precautions surrounding COVID-19

Macau’s GGR on the verge of recovery from pandemic plateau

Estonian Cricket Association donates one Lakh to help Covid relief in India

145 Chinese nationals in hot water following cross-border gambling and fraud

INDIA: Casino “super spreader” events put into the spotlight by health professionals

Cambodia shutters all casinos to prevent COVID spread

PACGOR revenue down by 51.4% year-on-year in 21Q1

MGM Cotai scores the first three-star rating in Green Building Design and Operation Label

[WATCH] DFNN on the Philippines taking over the Asian gaming market: ‘we are now the leader’

Las Vegas Sands executives eye Macau recovery

Twin Casino going live in Japan

Malaysia blocks access to 2,195 online gambling websites and terminates 19,765 phone lines

Japan loses more than a hundred pachinko parlors in March 2021

Chairman Fujiki declares war on politicians supporting casino in Yokohama IR

Okada Manila GGR plummeted 41% in Q1 of 2021

Andrea Domingo confirmed as keynote speaker for SiGMA Virtual Roadshow – Manila

NUSTAR: Cebu’s New Casino Resort to open in 2022

SoftSwiss Sportsbook launches its new project with Betjungle

Sands China distances itself from an online gaming group illegally operating under their brand name

China extends purge on illegal gambling activities

US$10 million in shares granted to Lawrence Ho, Chairman and CEO of Melco Resorts

Universal Entertainment terminates the sale of land near Okada Manila

May 22 will see Melco Resorts launch new “Water Park” at Studio City, Macau

Sri Lanka’s new project looking to establish gaming in the coming weeks

Japanese politician Tsukasa Akimoto pleads not guilty to IR graft scandal charges

Asia Pioneer Entertainment looks to launch new business segment in response to COVID-19 related losses

Macau regulator asked to lift mandatory social distancing rules in casinos

Cambodia terminates NagaCorp’s $350m non-gaming IR project

Australia blocks 10 more illegal gambling websites

Uniting global wagering outlets: Hong Kong Jockey Club to host World Pool betting for the Dubai World Cup

A SiGMA Foundation project: St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish

Cambodia’s casino tax revenues drop to 53% in 2020

Vietnam: Vingroup to officially open its long-awaited $2.8bn Phu Quoc United Center on April 21st

Philippines imposes ban on foreigner entry: new COVID-19 variant detected

Land-based gaming in Asia back on track after a turbulent 2020

New lease of life for Macau’s casino industry as borders reopen for foreigners

We will continue to take tough measures”- Japan minister confirms continued efforts to combat online illegal activities”

Cambodia seeks to establish travel bubble with China, Japan and South Korea

Philippines’ PhilWeb expands e-bingo operations through US $15 million acquisition

Okada Manila receives five star rating for second consecutive year

Sands leaves Las Vegas after agreeing huge $6.5billion deal

Exclusive: Pixel Companyz race to the Nagasaki IR finish line with a seven-time Olympic medalist as their brand ambassador

India: Online rummy banned in Kerala

Suncity Group launches VIP gaming clubs in The Londoner Macao and Grand Lisboa Palace

The iGaming report of 2020/21

The Betting Coach meets Mason Kelliher and

POGOs: AML reporting becomes necessity

SiGMA introduces Japanese to its multi-lingual website

Japan IR developments: a review

Resorts World Genting reopens its doors since January

The $1billion hotel casino

Sportradar Announces Launch of Universal Fraud Detection System

[WATCH] Macau in the year ahead, 2021

Crown Resorts CEO resigns following money laundering scandal

India: Gaming startups eye global expansion as industry booms

SiGMA Virtual Roadshow launches: First stop Ukraine

EuropeBet adds LVision’s BetBooster to drive sportsbook turnover and engagement

Japan: Osaka IR opening date officially removed

QTech Games launches industry-first Network Progressive Jackpot feature

SiGMA adds Korean as its 9th language complementing the company’s global media strategy

POGOs: 5% tax approved by Philippine House

Pining up the world: Pin-up partners speaks to SiGMA Magazine

SiGMA website is now available in Thai as 8th language launches

[WATCH] Event website becomes leading portal for news and events

Entain looks to expand portfolio with huge acquisition

Goa: Chief Minister confirms draft banning locals from casinos is under consideration

Yokohama announces US$3.4 million 2021 budget for IR project

India: Tip-off leads to major gambling racket in Banur

Iran vs Bitcoin mining: The love-hate relationship

PointBet announces NBA Legend Shaquille O’Neal as brand ambassador in Australia

Philippine’s Bren Esports rakes in millions after being crowned World’s Mobile Legends Champion

Two companies merge in race for Nagasaki Integrated Resort Licence

Hindi follows French to become SiGMA’s 7th language

POGO tax collections surge to 11% in 2020, record US$151 million collected

Robert Goldstein steps up as new Las Vegas Sands CEO

SIS secures two-year deal for Saudi Cup rights

Thailand’s massive nationwide crackdown on illegal gambling dens

GOA Transport Minister demands relocation of floating casinos

Early celebrations as Macau casinos confirm employee bonuses

Race for Yokohama IR licence heats up as five operators go head-to-head

Alibaba’s shares surge as Jack Ma makes first public appearance in three months

Resorts World Genting temporarily halt operations amid Malaysia lockdown

Dubai leading UAE with progressive cryptocurrency regulation

Thai govt. proposal to legalise gambling faces stiff opposition

Rivalo goes live with LVision’s BetBooster

Philippines: Bloomberry’s CEO Enrique Razon pushing for Moderna vaccine

Japan’s Wakayama confirms IR bidders: Suncity vs. Clairvest

Jeju Island: Cat and mouse chase continues after authorities recover $10.9m lost

Indian sports leagues giving exposure to gaming brands

[WATCH] SiGMA rebrands with new global vision

Entain’s CEO Shay Segev quits during £8 billion takeover battle with MGM

MGM China: Restructuring not on the agenda

Nagasaki IR project launches RFP to find casino partner

Landing International inspect $13.4M vanished in Jeju, South Korea

Hackers target online gambling companies

Macau reports highest number of visitors in 11 months

POGO receives Supreme Court backing over 5% tax

Seoul: Casinos to remain closed till 17th January

Alibaba founder, Jack Ma, missing weeks after criticising China’s financial regulatory system

Australia: ABA report puts credit card under the spotlight

Singapore: Family duo arrested for illegal gambling operation

Thailand opens its borders for the festive season

Philippines: House approves online cockfighting tax

SoftSwiss enters new markets of Japan, India and South Korea with its innovative solutions

FBM expands to the Philippines

Delta Corp Ltd announces first land-based IR in Pernem

Pune: Police raids halt illegal betting racket

Melco Resorts records highest share of gaming revenue

AUSTRAC: Junket Tour Operations highly vulnerable to criminal activity

OB Game and Yabo Group join forces

Japan Confirms Tax-free Casino Winnings for Nonresident Foreign Gamblers

An analysis on COVID-19 cases around the globe from March to December

Online gaming banned in Andhra Pradesh

Online gaming banned in Andhra Pradesh

SkyCity Adelaide to finally open and unveil new $330m development

Hong Kong and Singapore “air travel bubble” postponed to 2021

When east meets west

Goa casinos close again amid spike in COVID-19 infections

Philippines senator calls for end to visa scheme for Chinese nationals

AGT records decline in revenue and profit

Authorities crackdown on Bitcoin miners

It’s hard to see land-based gaming going back to 2019 levels until 2023 when a full return happens.” – Joe Pisano”

India encourages responsible gaming with new restrictions

India: Tamil Nadu bans online gaming due to recent reports of suicide

Sands Cotai Central transforms into the Londoner Macao

Jeju Dream Tower scheduled to open December 2020

South Korea orders Seoul casinos to halt operations amid increase in COVID-19 cases

Macau records more than 28,000 visitors on Grand Prix opening day

Cambodia’s new gaming bill now passed into law

Referendum proposals as part of rising opposition to Yokohama IR

Australia blocks around 180 unlicensed gambling sites

Prestige for Pixel as they throw their hat in the ring for Japan’s Nagasaki IR race

NagaCorp Ltd announces $350m development

China: Travel bubble unlikely as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Nagasaki IR update: Pixel Companyz set to meet the original schedule date

[WATCH] World’s biggest gambling hub Macau reopens for business

[WATCH] What’s going on with Japan?

Malaysian Govt allocates US$3.6 million for 2021 eSports development

Konami Gaming records loss as total revenue falls by 51.9%

Hongkong-Singapore ‘travel bubble’ to commence on Nov 22

Goa’s Govt authorises casinos to pay annual fees on monthly pro-rata basis

Malaysia: The new online gaming hub?

Philippine Inland Gaming Operators tax rate predicted to be set at 42.5%

UPDATED: Bloomberry’s Solaire Casino sole operating online casino

Paradise Co records surge in casino sales for October

Philippines’ casinos vie for survival as PAGCOR approves their online operations

BetConstruct launches live Pai Gow poker

WPI in the midst of selecting partner for new integrated resort casino scheme in Manila

New council to keep pushing the developments of potential Nagaski IR

Waterfront to be the fifth integrated casino resort in Manila’s Entertainment City

Philippines: Local police chief killed by rooster’s blade during cockfight raid

Philippines ranks in top 50 nations list of good peace and order

New games developer Gettagaming launched

PAGCOR ponders 5% cockfighting tax

India: Goa and Sikkim casinos given green light to reopen at 50% capacity

Cambodia officially launches national digital currency – Bakong

60% decline on gaming revenue despite casinos reopening, PAGCOR reports

Yggdrasil granted ISO 27001 accreditation

Delta Corp – India’s largest casino and hotel operator acquires 45% stake

PAGCOR pondering the possibility of online gaming for local casinos

Occupancy rate of Macau hotels down to 16.4% in September

Philippines’ Vice President lashes out at POGOs

India’s Sugal & Damani Group joins UK National Lottery Race

$15 billion smart city lures Cambodian gambling operators to Myanmar

Belle Corporation’s nine-month profit sinks 96% due to the pandemic

NSW Government bans gambling adverts at Big Bash League matches

Kangwon Land Casino under fire for procurement favoritism

1000 Chinese workers leave Subic as POGO firms shut down in the Philippines

China identifies over $150 billion in illicit gambling activity this year

Malaysia: RHB says surge in casino duties unlikely to happen amidst the Covid-19

I believe the Philippines will win the fight against the epidemic”- President Duterte”

Macau Grand Prix 2020 likely to be cancelled with no Formula 3

No international travel bubble plans for Macau

Hongkong-Singapore agree to open ‘travel bubble’

South Korea tourism and leisure industry dip by 40% due to Covid-19

South Korea tourism and leisure industry dip by 40% due to Covid-19

Philippine government considering loosening up outbound travel policy

Aristocrat Leisure mulls over entering sports betting market

iGaming Academy Partners With Raffles Training

Igaming platform : DAOPlatform stats show impressive first live quarter

[WATCH] SiGMA’s revamped website debuts in 5 languages

China mulls intensified legal action for international gambling operations

POGO license tax rise sees influx of companies looking to move to Isle of Man

Five arrested for allegedly running an IPL betting racket from GOA bribery scandal handed suspended jail terms

PAGCOR may consider allowing local Filipinos to gamble online to make up for the country’s income affected by COVID-19

WHO hopes Philippines can provide more participants for COVID-19 vaccine solidarity trial

No Golden Week resurgence for Macau’s economy

Philippines’ Central Monetary Authority approves digital payment transformation plan””

Goa seeks the return of Russian tourists to revive local economy

DoH ready to host WHO solidarity trials for COVID-19 vaccine as requirements set by the international organization approved

[WATCH] What’s going on with Japan?

“Love is Not Tourism” movement asks Philippines IATF to lift restrictions on foreign nationals

Cambodia National Assembly nods draft casino law

Net profit of Naga World Holdings fell 52.33% in the first three quarters

Jeepneys in the Philippines get 5,000 essential kits by FBM Gaming

Macau relaxes pandemic prevention measures in preparation for tourism boom during ‘Golden Week’

Japan mulls 6-12 month delay over Nagasaki IR timeline

Thailand takes tough measures to fight online gambling

PAGCOR urges Central Bank to conduct financial investigations over illegal online gambling concerns

Cambodia’s Star Vegas to stage limited reopening in spite of border restrictions

India’s state cabinet approves further 6 month extension for offshore casinos operating in River Mandovi

GKL and Kangwon Land sign personnel exchange agreement to optimise human resources

POGO’s exodus to heavily impact Philippines economic recovery

China sets up its first gambling rehab centre

IEC obtains provisional 3 month licence approved by PAGCOR

Bloomberry Solaire expected to break even at EBITDA level by Q4, Solaire North likely to open by 2024

Okada Manila deploys robots for COVID property disinfection

Supported by local tourism, Genting Malaysia expects a turnaround in the fourth quarter

Sportradar to support BCCI at the 2020 Indian premier league

Philippines allocates $1.8m US for WHO solidarity vaccine trials

AGB Webinar Series: Winning The Future Chinese Tourist

South Korea lottery sales break record high of $2.2 billion USD in H1

(WATCH) From gaming monopoly to the gaming capital of the world: Spotlight on Macau’s evolution

Philippines Government imposes 5% online turnover tax for gambling to fund pandemic recovery

Casino operator Genting Malaysia to inject $150 million to Empire Resorts

Suncity launches new office as a promotional base for Wakayama IR2.0 concept

COVID-19 vaccine candidates reviewed for possible clinical trials in Metro Manila, Philippines

Air Macau to resume and increase mainland destinations from late September

COVID closure lifted at Paradise City, after staff testing

Hong Kong’s new phase of reopening to begin today

India’s Andhra Pradesh makes online gambling illegal as a strict act against violators

19 immigration officers face prosecution over POGO scandal

Crown Resort jailed exec speaks publicly about his arrest

Nagasaki city prefecture’s operator recruitment delayed

Mongkolkit proposes legalising online gambling

DICJ may request to suspend operations

Japan IR policies hopeful despite Shinzo Abe resignation

Macau GGR revenue sees 94.5% drop in August

Northern Mariana Islands and Imperial Pacific accuse each other

PAGCOR extends deadline for Landing International IR

City of Dreams have been granted limited reopenings

NagaCorp casino net profit jumps to US$20.6 million in 1H20

Bill to regulate influx of illegal foreign workers in the Philippines

China unveils blacklist of gambling tourism destinations

Ministry of Finance in Vietnam on casino regulations

Looming layoffs for Jeju casinos employees

Imperial Pacific Int. vs Commonwealth Casino Commission

Philippines may flatten COVID-19 curve by September

22 illegal gambling dens raided, 153 arrested in Hong Kong

Kangwon Land to close temporarily

Singapore to relax travel restrictions from 1 September

Imperial Pacific fights for its Saipan casino monopoly

Supreme court of Japan ruling bans Okada from returning

US TikTok and WeChat ban heavily impact Wynn Resort

Alvin Chau transfers US$500 million in Suncity Group loans

New Hengqin checkpoint opens integrating Macau to the island

Slowly recovery in Macau despite Individual Visit Scheme

Manila reverts to GCQ

Pixel Companyz partners with Groupe Partouche for Japan IR bid

City of Dreams Manila reports US$50 million loss in 2Q20

Senator Risa Hontiveros to investigate Clark Freeport Zone

Tourist visas for Guangdong – Macau to restart on August 26

Bloomberry Resorts & Entertainment on Solaire North expansion

Four Chinese nationals arrested on illegal gambling

Galaxy Entertainment Group determined to get Japan IR

Bloomberry Resorts Corp report net loss of US$96 for 2Q20

DOLE – less than 100 POGOs in operation during lockdown

Philippines House of Representatives approve E-Government Act

President of the Philippines on clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccine

Grand Korea Leisure Casino reports US$20 million loss in Q2

Macau casino stocks surge with the news of IVS tourist visa

Japan IR application may be postponed due to COVID-19

Ministry of Manpower states foreign workers suffer layoffs

Matsui Gaming releases COVID-19 resistent casino chips

Singapore casinos delay the expansion

Wynn Macau reports US$352 million loss in casino revenue

Authorities in Macau imposes strict measures on Hong Kong

Macau’s gambling licences expiry may be the bargaining chip

Macau flights increase options to US and Europe

PAGCOR reports $48 million loss in 2Q20

President Rodrigo Duterte places high-risk areas back to MECQ

Taiwan Sports Lottery launches Esports betting

Malaysia offers generous incentives to firms that relocate

Expected loss of MOP 1.412 billion for SJM Holdings

Genting Singapore Limited on cutting-edge technologies

Jeju Island economic income in crisis due to COVID-19

Taxman closing in on Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators

Indian court suggests regulatory body for legal gaming activities

Sheldon Adelson cites ‘negative regulations’

Crown Perth Casino trials cashless purchases at gaming tables

Emerald Bay pushes initial opening to 2021

Philippines Lotto operations to resume in August

Delta Corp value could exceed current market cap

Genting Malaysia increases in the number of visitors

NagaWorld Casino in Cambodia is back to business

DICJ inspects 4000 casino employees in Macau

Japanese pachinko king Kazuo Okada assets frozen

Macau reaches 2,000 tourists daily following quarantine relaxation

Resorts World Sentosa announces layoff plans amid pandemic

Manila to remain in General Community Quarantine

No new cases in Macau for 108 consecutive days

Gamblers in Macau to provide nucleic acid test results

Daily loss of $3.1 for Kangwon Land in South Korea

Cambodia introduces new gaming law including 7% tax

Pachinko Parlors May revenue plummeted to 77.5% year-on-year

Mark Six lottery still postponed due to the third wave of outbreaks

Macau Casino stocks surge as China lifts quarantine rules

Suncity Alvin Chau clears the air on Hong Kong protest rumors

Duterte will spare no effort to get the Philippines out of COVID-19

Philippines Bureau of Internal Revenue relaxes taxation on POGOs

Macau Golden Group to permanently shutter 3 VIP clubs

Melco Resorts requests another extension on Studio City phase 2

Macau’s casinos expected to post a loss of $1 billion by the end of the year might face New York Stock Exchange suspension over failure to submit 2019 annual report

Philippine gaming company LRWC records revenue drop in 1Q

Japanese government mulls decision to postpone IR bidding period

Fresh cases of COVID-19 halts Kangwon Land reopening

Booongo announces partnership with Flow Gaming to expand in Asia

Macau’s gross gambling income hits record low in June 2020

Macau’s economy slumps at record rate

Century Entertainment reports 25% fall in revenue

Duterte extends Metro Manila quarantine until July 15

PAGCOR reports 13.6% drop in Philippine casinos gross gaming revenue

Any POGO failing to settle outstanding debts in taxes would not be allowed to reopen

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Philippines’ Duterte to ease lockdown measures from June 1

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Kangwon casino to remain shuttered after spike in COVID-19 cases

High end gamblers support Macau’s gaming industry through COVID-19

Genting Malaysia expected to cut jobs in midst of virus pandemic

PAGCOR publishes guidelines to begin re-opening process

Suncity Group to compensate shareholders through independent fiscal reserve

POGO no-go! Unpaid taxes prohibits all POGO’s from resuming operations

Total wipe-out; Macau with a 99.7% drop in visitors in April

Sands China Ltd. Invests €2 billion in casino reconstruction

Tables have turned for Kangwon land in South Korea

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POGOs are contributing billions to Philippine economy

Digitain bolsters action-packed portfolio with Spadegaming integration

Stranded Filipino workers in Macau thrown lifeline as Melco Resorts steps in

COVID-19 could cost Japan’s sports industry $ 2.6 billion

Casinos remain closed as Laos eases lockdown measures

Suncity Group certified to operate US$4-billion Hoiana IR Project in Vietnam

Melco Resorts & Entertainment donates 500,000 masks to further assist in COVID-19 combat

NOGO for illegal offshore gaming operations as Philippine police arrest 265

Melco still up for Japan IR bid

Yggdrasil pens new deals as it expands its commercial footprint

The Royal Villas Halong Casino in Vietnam reopens its doors

Las Vegas Sands drops out of Japan IR bid

Macau’s gaming regulator director steps down

Economic activity plunges as Metro Manila extends lockdown

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Vietnam cracks down on illegal online gambling

PAGCOR’S Andrea Domingo to headline international summit

Taxes closing in on POGOs

Chinese lottery sales halfway down the road to recovery

Corona Resort and Casino in Vietnam announces grand re-opening

PAGCOR backs illegal POGOs raids

70% of Japanese ex-gamblers would use COVID-19 subsidies to feed gambling addictions

Epidemic hits Macau’s gambling and tourism industries hard

No tax holiday for POGOs

Malaysia’s Genting Resort extends closure despite eased restrictions

Nagaworld Casino in Cambodia reveals new Naga 3 building

SJM reports net loss of HK $ 409 million in Q1

SiGMA and MGS bring synergy to Asian gaming industry

Philippine congressman urges PAGCOR to issue iGaming employment permit

New Zealand gaming industry ready to start up again

Bloomberry’s Solaire to test all employees for Covid-19

Macau expected to loosen border restrictions this month

Number of visitors in Macau tumbled 94% in March

Casino operators race to win integrated resort bidding in Tokyo

Philippine Senator submits senate resolution to prohibit the resumption of online gambling operations

Staggering 50% revenue drop in first quarter for PAGCOR

Taiwanese iGaming tycoon suspected of laundering €114 million

Local Manila businesses unite to aid in food donations during COVID-19

Philippine lawmakers oppose POGO resumption

Singapore startup launches world’s first gold-staked digital collectibles

SiGMA Group announces 3-day Digital Conference

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GrooveGaming expands further in Asia

“Philippine treasury exhausted”

Unchartered territory: embracing iGaming in Macau

Red Tiger enchants players with The Wild Hatter

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Melco donates half a million masks in bid to slow the spread of COVID-19

China intensifies efforts against illegal online gambling

Casino tycoons net worth plummets

Singapore prepares overhaul of gambling regulations

Macau protests to lift IVS freeze on Beijing and continue casino operations

SiGMA Manila postponed to May 2021

Singapore’s casinos shut down, per state orders

Duterte mulls extended lockdown in Philippines

Gaming supplier FBM makes donation in effort to help with the Covid-19 fight

Philippine casino’s temporary closure costs PAGCOR 5 billion to 6 billion pesos per month

Macau is fighting with an 80 % drop in casino revenues

Tokyo 2020 postponed to 2021 over COVID-19 outbreak

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PAGCOR fights for Filipino workers

PAGCOR insists on work-from-home arrangements for POGOs

Pragmatic Play unveils widely popular baccarat and other live casino games

PAGCOR donates P2.5 billion in fight against COVID-19

SiGMA & AIBC Manila announces two day hackathon

IAG and CDC Gaming Reports expand partnership

Wazdan extends reach through partnership with MrSlotty

NetGaming signs We Are Casino deal

SiGMA Manila highlights ASEAN approach amid POGO crackdown

PAGCOR on track to triple POGO income in 2020: Domingo

GiG’s Q4 report sees increased revenues and shift of focus

Wazdan secures partnership with Salsa Technology

Kalamba Games new slot Crystal Cavern

SiGMA Roadshow in Taipei sets the stage for Asian markets

AFC and Sportradar renew integrity partnership

PAGCOR signs MOU with Philippines Anti-Money Laundering Council

Pragmatic Play releases Money Mouse

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