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City of Dreams Manila partner Premium Leisure Corp books 94% increase in income Philippines casino investor Premium Leisure Corp has announced a 94% year-on-year increase in its net income to Php1.53 billion (US$29.45 million) for the nine months ended 30 September 2017, the rise coming primarily from gaming operations at City of Dreams Manila. The company, which has an operat...
Friday, 27 October 2017 04:22

Genting wins £7.7 million “edge sorting” case against gambler and poker legend Phil Ivey London’s Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Genting’s Crockfords casino in a high profile “edge sorting” case against professional gambler and poker legend Phil Ivey. Five Supreme Court justices upheld a previous decision by the Court of Appeal that found Ivey had effectively cheated when ...
Friday, 27 October 2017 03:55

Caesars boss says Asian players steering clear of Las Vegas after shooting Caesars Entertainment CEO Mark Frissora says the company’s Las Vegas Strip properties have seen a decline in the number of Asian gamblers in the weeks since 58 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at festivalgoers. Speaking to a group of investors in New York, Mr Frissora said that busine...
Thursday, 26 October 2017 05:39

Sands Cotai Central to become The Londoner Macao as Sands China Ltd announces 3Q17 revenue results Macau’s Sands Cotai Central will be rebranded The Londoner Macao as part of a rejuvenation plan that will see Sands China Ltd invest US$1.1 billion into two of its Cotai properties over the next three years. The ambitious transformation, revealed in the company’s 3Q17 earnings announcement rele...
Thursday, 26 October 2017 05:20

Seven arrested for operating illegal Macau proxy betting syndicate via WeChat Macau’s Judiciary Police have arrested seven people, including six local Macau men, for running an illegal proxy betting syndicate out of an apartment in Lam Mau. The men are alleged to have been live-broadcasting baccarat via WeChat and were acting on behalf of a criminal syndicate from mainland...
Thursday, 26 October 2017 04:29

Wynn Macau boss Steve Wynn alleged to have aided Beijing in pursuit of billionaire whistleblower with hand-delivered letter to Donald Trump Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn is alleged to have hand-delivered a letter to Donald Trump on behalf of the Chinese government urging the US President to deport billionaire whistleblower Guo Wengui. An investigation by the Wall Street Journal this week claims that Mr Wynn handed the letter...
Thursday, 26 October 2017 04:18

Philippine casinos face strict customer ID laws under new anti-money laundering act Casinos in the Philippines will be required to record and verify the “true identity” of customers from 4 November 2017 under strict new rules set out by the country’s Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC). The rules, which form part of the AMLC’s Casino Implementing Rules and Regulations of ...
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 06:09

DICJ Director Paulo Martins Chan to deliver “Privilege Speech” at MGS 2017 The Director of Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), Paulo Martins Chan, has been announced as the keynote speaker on Day 1 of this year’s MGS Entertainment Show, to be held at the Venetian Macao from 14 to 16 November 2017. Mr Chan, who spoke 12 months ago about Macau’s ...
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 05:32

China’s anti-graft head Wang Qishan steps down The man behind the Chinese Central Government anti-graft probe that sparked a two-year decline for Macau’s gaming industry has retired. Wang Qishan, who has headed the Central Committee for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) since 2012, is one of five members of China’s most powerful lawmaking body,...
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 05:05

Hainan Province suspends registration of online gaming companies amid horse racing hype China’s Hainan Province has issued a ban on private investors registering online gambling companies following a flurry of interest over the possible legalization of horse racing betting. According to Caixin Global, authorities have suspended companies looking to be involved in horse racing from r...
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 04:35

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Sands China assists Holy House of Mercy with post-typhoon aid

Sands China assists Holy House of Mercy with post-typhoon aid Sands China Ltd presented a cheque for just over MOP$2 million to Macau Holy House of Mercy on Tuesday to help with the cost of restoring its elderly home, which was severely damaged when Typhoon Hato tore through Macao in August. Sands China Ltd. President Dr Wilfred Wong and Vice President of Cor... Wednesday, 13 December 2017 05:59
Galaxy Macau and Broadway Macau win top marks at 2017 Quality Tourism Services Accreditation Scheme Galaxy Macau and Broadway Macau have won 13 distinct honors from the established Quality Tourism Services Accreditation Scheme (QTSAS) ceremony organized by Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO). As a third-year winner, these awards further reinforce the resort’s leading position in providing t... Wednesday, 13 December 2017 05:56

International Table Tennis Federation eyes betting integrity with new Sportsradar partnership

International Table Tennis Federation eyes betting integrity with new Sportsradar partnership The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has signed a new integrity partnership with Sportradar which will see it utilize the organisation’s vital monitoring, intelligence and prevention solutions to help safeguard the sport against match fixing. The partnership will see hundreds of match... Wednesday, 13 December 2017 05:46
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announces transfer to the New York Stock Exchange Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd has announced the pending transfer of its ordinary shares from the Nasdaq Global Select Market to the New York Stock Exchange. In a press release, the company said it expects to begin trading on the NYSE on 19 December 2017, under its current ticker symbol “NCLH... Wednesday, 13 December 2017 05:40

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