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Paradise Entertainment inks Macau IP deal with Interblock Macau’s Paradise Entertainment Limited has entered into a licensing agreement that will see it license the rights of certain intellectual property of non-live multi-game in Macau to global automated gaming table supplier Interblock. Under the terms of the license agreement, Paradise – which sup...
Thursday, 16 August 2018 06:54

Australian point of consumption tax to freeze start-ups out of market Global eSports betting leader Unikrn has warned that plans by multiple Australian states to implement a point of consumption tax on the operation of sportsbooks will prevent it and other innovative start-ups from entering the market. Speaking at this week’s Gaming, Racing and Wagering Australia c...
Thursday, 16 August 2018 06:39

Expert calls for eSports industry to embrace gambling after leading publisher Valve demands ban on betting sponsorships By Ben Blaschke Leading eSports publisher Valve has instructed professional Dota 2 teams competing in next month’s The International 8 to stop accepting sponsorships from gambling websites, but one prominent expert says it is time the industry overcomes its aversion to gambling links. Hai Ng –...
Thursday, 16 August 2018 06:37

Ourgame to sell off Chinese online board game business as 1H18 losses mount Chinese online poker and board game company Ourgame International Holdings Ltd has issued a profit warning for the six months to 30 June 2018 ahead of expanded losses over the same period in 2017. In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Ourgame said the group will record a loss that is “sign...
Thursday, 16 August 2018 05:44

Japan lottery ticket sales continue decline Sales of lottery tickets in Japan have fallen for a second straight year, down 6.9% to JPY786.6 billion in 2017 according to official figures released this week. According to a report in The Japan Times, the decline represents the first time since 1997 that sales have come in below JPY800 billion. ...
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 07:24

“Only a matter of time before online gambling becomes legal in Australia” It is “only a matter of time” before Australian lawmakers act to make online gambling legal, according to leading authorities in the field. Speaking at this week’s Gaming, Racing and Wagering Australia (GRWA) conference in Sydney, GamePlan Consultants founder Sudhir Kalé said that he expects...
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 07:15

Star lodges development application for new Ritz-Carlton hotel tower in Sydney Australia’s Star Entertainment Group has lodged a development application with the NSW Department of Planning for its new AU$500 million Ritz-Carlton hotel tower in Sydney. The proposed hotel and residences tower at The Star Sydney complex, together with works in a connected ribbon development, w...
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 06:43

Macau eSports founder denies cryptocurrency scheme accusations The founder of Macau-based eSports organization Grow uP eSports has hit back at what he describes as “baseless and calumnious allegations” in relation to a cryptocurrency mining scheme that has left around 70 Macau locals HK$20 million out of pocket. In a strongly worded statement sent to Insid...
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 06:36

Neither new nor existing casinos allowed on Boracay, Philippines says Philippines Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat has warned that neither new nor existing casinos will be allowed to operate in Boracay once the island reopens on 26 October. According to local media reports, Puyat stated on Tuesday that President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the closure of all...
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 05:54

Philippines Department of Justice steers clear of Landing land lease investigation The Philippines Department of Justice (DOJ) has wiped its hands of the investigation into the former board members of Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF) over its land lease deal with integrated resort developer Landing International Development Ltd, leaving the matter with the Office of the Government...
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 05:30

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Saipan politician calls for more casino licenses amid Imperial Pacific woes

Saipan politician calls for more casino licenses amid Imperial Pacific woes A Saipan politician has called for the island’s gaming law to be revised to allow for more casino licenses to be issued amid growing concerns over the future of Imperial Pacific International’s (IPI) Imperial Pacific Resort. Speaking to the Saipan Tribune this week, Rep. Edwin K Propst expresse... Wednesday, 22 August 2018 06:38

Revenue down for Aquis as CEO quits

Revenue down for Aquis as CEO quits Australian-listed casino investor Aquis Entertainment has seen its revenue at boutique Casino Canberra decline 3.6% to AU$12.3 million for the six months to 30 June 2018, but the company says the result are in line with targets. Release of its 1H18 financial results completed an eventful day for Aq... Wednesday, 22 August 2018 06:11

Floor space measurement to be key factor in Japan IR investments

Floor space measurement to be key factor in Japan IR investments Exactly which facilities count towards total casino floor space will be the primary factor in determining the level of investment operators are willing to make in a Japanese IR. So says Global Market Advisors’ Brendan D. Bussmann in a column appearing in the September edition of Inside Asian Gami... Wednesday, 22 August 2018 05:38

Apple removes 25,000 apps from China App Store for gambling links

Apple removes 25,000 apps from China App Store for gambling links Global tech giant Apple has removed up to 25,000 apps said to be related to gambling from its App Store in China following criticism from state-backed broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV). The company’s rapid response involved the removal of apps said to include gambling and lottery featur... Wednesday, 22 August 2018 05:34

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OZ VIP: A new dawn

OZ VIP: A new dawn It has taken just 12 months for Australia’s VIP turnover to rebound following the arrests of 19 Crown Resorts employees in China in October 2016, but the balance of power between Australian operators has shifted dramatically in the process. By Ben Blaschke   Just 12 months after the release of... Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:32

Waiting for Garapan

Waiting for Garapan Imperial Pacific says it will miss another deadline for completing its Saipan casino hotel, and there’s no consensus on a completion date. Meanwhile, VIP roll and trade receivable numbers soar. By Muhammad Cohen   Imperial Pacific International continues to excel at manythings. Its monopoly ca... Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:27

License to thrill: How casino re-tendering will shape Macau’s future

License to thrill: How casino re-tendering will shape Macau’s future Professor Glenn McCartney takes a look at the impending Macau casino re-tendering process and why the government’s criteria for issuing licenses will shape the city’s tourism future. By Professor Glenn McCartney   Macau’s casino concession and sub-concession contracts will all end in a few... Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:21

Making live online gaming a reality

Making live online gaming a reality Latency has long been the ultimate challenge for online gaming operators in their quest to provide a quality product, but a new open framework technology could prove to be a game-changer. By Jaheer Abbas | Senior Director, SEA & India at Limelight Networks   It’s hard to imagine that onlin... Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:09