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Philippines’ Second Richest Man to Build New Casino Resort

One of the Philippines' richest people, Manuel Villar Jr, is planning to build a new integrated resort casino as the country's gambling industry is picking up. Villar Jr has chosen the sight of the Global South retail shopping complex as the new location, which he owes, thus sparing himself some of the technicalities around buying the land. He is…
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Kazuo Okada Arrested in $3billion Casino Battle

Billionaire Japanese gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada was arrested as soon as he set foot in the Philippines, upping the stakes in a battle over ownership of the Okada Manila resort hotel... The 80-year-old was well forewarned of the consequences of returning to the southeast Asian country, where he faces charges of "grave coercion" in relation to…
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MACAU DAILY TIMES 澳門每日時報Okada arrested in Manila, police shuts down illegal online gambling operations

Japanese gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada was arrested by police authorities at Ninoy Aquino International Airport earlier this week, months after his group launched a "violent" takeover of the $2-billion Okada Manila casino complex, Philippine press reported yesterday. The Philippine National Police arrested Okada at Naia Terminal 1 at 5:40 a.m. Monday…
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10 of the most spectacular casinos around the world

Gambling has existed for millennia and the first casinos opened for business some four centuries ago. But casinos are changing. Online betting is creating rigorous competition, so casino owners have pivoted to building dazzling edifices that are architecturally unique and offer far more than slots and table games. OLBG curated a list of 10 of the…
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Philippine senator introduces bill to ban all online gambling

The bill, titled the Anti-Online Gambling Act, is currently awaiting consideration by a legislative committee. In an explanatory note describing the bill, Villanueva emphasised the urgency of the bill, asking for it to be passed "immediately". "The consequences of gambling and online gambling are too severe to be ignored," read the note. "The cost…
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Macau Gambling Head Denies Laundering, Illegal Gaming

Alvin Chau, a well-known gambling executive in Macau, denied charges of illegal gaming, money laundering, and running a criminal syndicate during his trial on Monday. arrested on a warrant accusing him of illegal gambling on the Chinese mainland Chau served as the chairman of Macau's Suncity junket, which helps organize activities for Chinese high…
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Gambling in The Philippines

When you think of holidaying in The Philippines, you would be forgiven for not immediately thinking about visiting the casino. The South-East Asian archipelago is host to over 7600 islands of all shapes and sizes. Island-hopping, snorkelling or just lazing on the beautiful white sandy beaches would all probably spring to mind before you thought of…
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NSW Independent Casino Commission sends warning to operators

The New South Wales Independent Casino Commission has warned casinos in the state that they will face "very severe consequences" if they engage in misconduct. The commission, which came into force today, has unprecedented powers to monitor casino activities and act against operators who take part in money laundering or other criminal…
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Asia round-up: Okada goes to High Court, Suncity to become LET, AS Monaco learns Casino Secret

Okada Manila heads up high to resolve ownership Universal Entertainment Corp (UEC) has announced that its motion to reconsider the Status Que Ante Order (SQAO) of the Okada Manila resort is now going to the High Court. Ousted former chairman and founder of UEC, Kazuo Okada, took control of the casino resort in May, after the SQAO was issued - and…
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Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: Laos regulating online gaming

Good Morning. Laos has taken the first steps in regulating its online gambling industry, awarding a license to the Laos Offshore Gambling Authority, a private company that will oversee the business. The model is similar to the one adopted in the Philippines for Philippines Offshore Gaming Operators, or POGOs. Laos is lower cost and aims for a more…
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Global Casino Resorts Market 2022-2030 Key Players: Las Vegas Sands, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Caesars Entertainment

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AEW Dynamite live results: Casino Battle Royale, winner faces Jon Moxley

The AEW interim World Championship eliminator kicks off on tonight's Dynamite. A Casino Battle Royale will open the show, with the winner advancing to face number one contender Jon Moxley later in the show. The winner of that bout will advance to Forbidden Door on June 26, where they will face the winner of this Sunday's Hiroshi Tanahashi vs.…
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Casino SPAC is for hardened gamblers only

HONG KONG, June 7 (Reuters Breakingviews) - Shareholders in blank-cheque firm 26 Capital (ADER.O) are getting more than they bargained for. It agreed in October to buy casino Okada Manila, but a long-running legal battle over the resort turned physical when its ousted boss seized the property last week. If that doesn't scupper the planned merger,…
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Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: Central Asia regulating gambling harm prevention

Good Morning. In today's Deep Dive, Ilya Machavariani and Ivan Kurochkin, partners with consultancy firm 4H, take us through some of the latest developments in Central Asia. Two years ago, Kazakhstan took a retrograde step by introducing more restrictive legislation in what has the potential to be one of the most dynamic markets in the region. The…
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Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: Skill-based slots will take over… in time

Good Morning. AGB's recent article on "where did skill-based slots go?" was well received, though more than a few questions were raised that needed answers. In today's Face-to-Face interview, AGB editor Felix Ng speaks to Michael Darley, CEO of skill-based slots supplier Next Gaming about what happened to skill-based slots during the pandemic, and…
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Okada Manila starts soft launch of online gaming product

Tiger Resort, Leisure and Entertainment Inc, the operator behind the Okada Manila property, has announced the soft launch of iGaming in the Philippines. The soft launch period will take place for a short time before the company expects to be fully operational in the domestic market. Ready for Full-Time Operations The soft launch takes place close…
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Okada Manila Goes Ahead with Early Online Gambling Launch

Okada Manila has launched its online gambling platform The platform is an initial version of the bigger gambling site Okada Manila confirmed it will be releasing the platform in April The Philippines once shunned interactive gambling, but the country realized how useful the additional revenue can be in the absence of tourists and land-based…
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Okada Manila starts online play for clients in Philippines

The Okada Manila casino resort in the Philippine capital is offering online gaming for domestic customers in the nation with effect from mid-April. The resort's parent, Japan's Universal Entertainment Corp, said it had received approval from the Philippine authorities to run in tandem with its bricks and mortar casino (pictured), a total of eight…
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Okada Manila launches online gaming for domestic Philippine market

Okada Manila operator Tiger Resort, Leisure and Entertainment Inc (TRLEI) says it has commenced a soft launch of its online gaming platform for the Philippines domestic market, with full expansion to take place this month. The launch comes almost a year after TRLEI received approval from gaming regulator PAGCOR to conduct online gaming out of Okada…
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Las Vegas Casino and Hotel Market Outlook 2022

The number of visitors to Las Vegas exceeded 32.2 million in 2021, which was 10.7 million below the peak number of visitors in 2016. However, gaming revenue in Clark County in 2021 was $11.5 billion, which was approximately $600 million above the prior peak achieved in 2007. Occupied rooms in Las Vegas grew 70.7% in 2021, compared to 2020, from…
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Okada Manila Sees Strong Earnings Momentum As Casino Operator Prepares For U.S. Listing

Okada Manila -which is preparing to list on Nasdaq through a SPAC as soon as this month-expects a strong earnings recovery as the Philippines reopens its borders to international visitors. The casino resort said in January that total revenue increased 24% to $399.6 million in 2021 from the previous year, bolstered by strong gaming revenues…
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Japanese gaming giant and LV Sands Alum want flying cars and a Manhattan crypto floor casino

A three billion dollar casino of the future proposal is expected to land on regulators desks in New York before the end of the week. Jason Ader, a former board member of Las Vegas Sands and UE Resorts International are expected to submit a proposal for a casino resort on Friday under the working name, Mirai, which means "future" in Japanese. The…
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Lawmakers are pushing for casino licenses in NYC region

Now's the time to roll the dice on the Big Apple, casino proponents say. Key lawmakers, backed by the powerful hotel and casino workers union, are pushing Gov. Kathy Hochul and the state Legislature to take action this year to award up to three casino licenses in the New York City region. The move comes after the New York State Gaming Commission…
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Water Club owner wants to open casino on NYC's East River

Manhattan's East River waterfront is being eyed as a location for a "Monte Carlo"-style casino that would immediately become the world's "hottest" gambling facility, its promoter says. The planned East River casino submitted to the state Gaming Commission is the brainchild of Water Club restaurateur Michael "Buzzy" O'Keeffe and would be located…
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New York City $3B casino pitch to include world's largest cryptocurrency trading floor

A casino pitch for New York City includes what would be the world's largest cryptocurrency trading floor. The plans will be submitted by money manager Jason Ader on Friday, and also feature a landing pad for flying cars and an esports arena. A site for the project, which would cost about $3 billion or more, has not yet been confirmed, although Ader…
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Okada Manila parent to bid for New York casino license

The new parent company of Philippines integrated resort Okada Manila has revealed plans to take part in the New York State Gaming Commission's requests for information (RFI), with a view to bidding for one of three New York casino licenses. Okada Manila International Inc, a subsidiary of Japan gaming giant Universal Entertainment Corp, will become…
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$3bn NY City Casino Pitch Features Flying Car Landing Pad

High rollers in their flying cars will flock to Mirai should money manager Jason Ader's $3bn+ pitch win a New York City casino license. [Image: Shutterstock.com] Jason Ader, CEO of asset management firm SpringOwl, plans to put forward a $3bn+ bid for a New York-area casino license, with his proposal including a landing pad for flying cars and the…
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Several Manila casinos confirm no current Suncity ops

Two casino resorts in the Philippine capital Manila have confirmed to GGRAsia they no longer have links to junket brand Suncity Group and say respectively that the separation was some time ago; an on-site check at a third casino venue shows that a Suncity-branded room has not been open since early last week. The information comes as all Suncity VIP…
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Philippine gambling revenue continues to recover in Q3

This was a rise of 52.5% compared to the third quarter of 2020. A total of PHP1.68bn came from PAGCOR-operated gaming venues, a rise of 83.9% year-on-year. Slot machines made up PHP949.5m of this total, a year-on-year increase of 125.1%. Table games generated PHP485.3m of the total, up 141.3%. Junket operations made up PHP244.2m, a decrease of…
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Philippine casino operator will pursue Japan expansion, CEO says

Jason Ader, chairman and chief executive officer of 26 Capital Acquisition Corp., plans to pursue casino opportunities in Japan and elsewhere after completing the purchase of a large casino resort in the Philippines. "The company will own assets beyond the Philippines over the next several years," Ader said in an interview Monday. "This company is…
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Okada Manila to go public by merging with gambling investor Jason Ader's SPAC

Okada Manila, which operates Asian-based Tiger Resort, Leisure and Entertainment Inc., is going public by merging with special purpose acquisition corporation 26 Capital Acquisition Corp. ader in a deal with an implied enterprise value of $2.6 billion. 26 Capital is the Miami-based SPAC launched by billionaire gambling investor Jason Ader. The…
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Licensed Philippines casinos suffer 27% sequential GGR decline in 2Q21

Philippines gaming regulator PAGCOR has reported a 27% sequential quarterly decline in revenue from licensed casinos in the three months to 30 June 2021 to Php16.99 billion (US$337.5 million), impacted by reduced business volumes in Entertainment City. With the National Capital Region continually affected by COVID-19 restrictions, gross gaming…
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Metro Manila casinos shut from Aug 6 amid pandemic: ops

A number of casinos in the Entertainment City zone in the Metro Manila area has confirmed a temporary shutdown of gaming from August 6 to August 20, a period when the Philippine capital will be under the most restrictive "enhanced community quarantine" (ECQ), as a Covid-19 countermeasure, operators have respectively confirmed to GGRAsia. Resorts…
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‘Go Ahead and Gamble’ Philippine President Duterte Says

The historically anti-online gambling Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has done a startling about-face in his stance on the subject, with Bloomberg reporting that gaming stocks have risen following his announcement earlier this week. "Go ahead and gamble" was the proclamation issued from Duterte's office on July 7. Bloomberg took to Twitter…
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New Aruze craps game could be sleeper hit in Asia

A prototype electronic table game not initially earmarked for Asian markets could prove to be a new regional hit for the Aruze brand. That is according to Kevin Lee, deputy general manager of Aruze Gaming Macau Ltd, in comments to GGRAsia on day two of the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia 2019 casino industry trade show in Macau. "Roll to Win Craps"…
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PAGCOR gives Okada Manilla operator online gaming go-ahead

PAGCOR approved Tiger Resort's application after a board of directors meeting, allowing the operator to now offer online table and machine gaming. Approval is subject to payment of licence fees, compliance with casino regulations and anti-money laundering laws and test simulations. This will see Okada Manilla become the first of the four…
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Okada Manila Casino Resort Now Offers Online Gaming

With permission from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR), Okada Manila Casino Resort can now offer online gaming to its patrons. On Monday, PAGCOR gives Okada Manila Casino Resort the green light to operate and offer online gaming to its customers. According to Universal Entertainment Corporation, "The system is scheduled to go into…
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The Philippines allows three domestic casino licences

Andrea Domingo, head of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR), has confirmed three integrated resorts (IRs) in Manila were allowed to start offering online service for table games and slots. The IRs in question are Solaire Resort and Casino, Resorts World Manila and Okada Manila, but it's unclear if they are able to offer digital games…
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PIGO joy for Manila pair

In the Philippines and the giant Resorts World Manila and Solaire Resort and Casino properties have reportedly followed their neighboring Okada Manila venue in being officially licensed to offer online gaming to domestic punters. According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming, the authorizations under the Philippine Inland Gaming Operator (PIGO)…
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Pagcor taps e-sabong to shore up revenue

MANILA, Philippines - State gaming regulator Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) is ready to tap revenues from online gambling on electronic cockfights, better known as online sabong or e-sabong, even as it complains of the pervasiveness of this type of gambling during the pandemic when many Filipinos depend on the internet. Andrea…
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New Bill to Tax Online Gambling Firms Passes in the Philippines

Philippine lawmakers found a solution to the country's financial problems in taxing online gambling firms. Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, online gambling has become huge hit in the casino industry in many countries including the Philippines. On Monday, the country's lower congressional chamber voted on a bill calling for the…
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Pagcor boss affirms some Ent City casinos have PIGO permits

The head of the Philippine casino regulator has confirmed that three of Manila's Entertainment City gaming resorts are among venues approved to offer online gaming to domestic players via their premises using a new "PIGO", or Philippine Inland Gaming Operator, licence. They are: Solaire Resort and Casino, run by Bloomberry Resorts Corp; Okada…
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Pagcor to launch online casino

State-run Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) is set to introduce an online casino called "Live Shots" that will cater to Filipino gamblers. "The one that we have approved so far and might be implemented later this month or early next year is called Live Shots," Pagcor Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Andrea Domingo announced during…
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