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Illegal gambling operator promoting cockfighting to Singaporeans

Illegal gambling operator promotes cockfighting to Singaporeans. The Sunday Times witnessed a cockfight taking place in the Philippines. More than 30,000 bets were placed on the website. The website offers other gambling services like sports betting. It is possible to access the site without using a VPN. A Google Play Store app has been downloaded more than 10,00 times. There is a requirement to have a virtual private network to view the cockfights. Singapore is unlikely to block the websites showing the fights. They are popular with Singaporean gamblers. In the case of the cocksfight, bets are offered from RM5 to RM 5,500.
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Gambling Insider: NOV DEC 2022

November/December issue of Gambling Insider magazine focuses mainly on the Asian continent. The cover feature is on Philippines, Singapore and Macau. Other features include the Big Question on mobile apps and the Roundtable on KYC and AML. It's been a busy issue. See you in 2023. . . It was a lot of fun.  The magazine will be released in November/ December 2022. it will also be available in December 20th 2022.
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Philippine congress mulls US$244mln online bet STRs in 7yrs

Philippine anti-money laundering watchdog notes interest by local lawmakers regarding 2020 risk-assessment report on the country's "Internet-based casino sector". The report mentioned 1,031 suspicious transaction reports (STRs) between 2013 and 2019, totalling a transaction value estimated at US$244.2 million. The majority of STRs filed in terms of volume are based on suspicious circumstance. The Philippines’ casino market allows for proxy gambling. It was highlighted in a 2018 report of the U.S. Department of State”s International Narcotics Control Strategy Report.
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Philippine congress mulls US$244mln online bet STRs in 7yrs
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Gambling is a leisure activity for people from all walks of life. Most of the time, people enjoy gambling in specific locations, such as casinos or hubs. Online gambling is an inclusive activity. People can access casino games through their mobile phones.
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React Gaming signs definitive B2B agreement with HHR Philippines

React Gaming has signed a subscription master services agreement with HHR Philippines, Inc. to use React Gaming's LOOT.BET cloud-based software for the Philippines. The goal is to have the Skin operational by 1 April 2023. The agreement is part of React's two-pronged growth strategy to expand LOFTBet's reach into the B2C and B3B markets. It is a low-cost business model with established customer bases. React will receive a portion of the revenue generated when customers use the platform. If the model works, it can replicate it in multiple markets and with multiple online gaming providers at minimal cost.
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Scientific Games extends its license agreement with Banijay Brands for instant scratch and digital lottery games across 24 territories for the popular TV gameshow brand. The license spans 16 years and more than 110 lottery game games globally to date. Scientific Games currently offers the world’s largest portfolio of lottery licensed properties. It includes more than 100 TV shows, pop culture, nostalgia, sports, and other entertainment brands.
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Wild Streak Gaming Takes IGT Partnership to a New Level

Bragg Gaming acquired Wild Streak Gaming for $30 million last June. Bragg helped Wildstreak improve its collaboration with International Game Technology. WildStreak is working on creating four new land-based games for IGT.
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Philippines shuts 214 illegal online gambling operations

Philippines shut down at least 214 illegal Chinese offshore gambling operations and deported the first six Chinese workers. The crackdown is directed against Chinese operators who have not paid taxes or revenue shares or committed other violations of the law. A spate of crimes victimizing Chinese working at illegal online gambling businesses, including kidnappings and sexual abuses, sparked the crackdown. Beijing has backed the Philippine authorities' crackdown on online casinos catering to clients in China. Chinese Embassy: "Crimes induced by and associated with POGOs harm China’s interests and China-Philippine relations"
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BI deports 21 Chinese nationals involved in illegal online gambling

21 Chinese nationals deported back to their homeland for illegal online gambling-related activities. They boarded a Philippine Airlines flight to Wuhan, China, on Wednesday afternoon. BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco informed Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla about the deportation. The bureau is working with the Chinese embassy for the quick release of deportees' travel documents.
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21 Chinese involved in online illegal gambling deported, says Immigration Bureau

21 Chinese involved in illegal online gambling deported to Wuhan, China on Wednesday afternoon. The first batch of six Chinese was deported last October 19. BI will deport more than 300 foreign nationals, mostly Chinese, for involvement in online illegal gambling. Department of Foreign Affairs has not received notice from China that the Philippines is being blacklisted. China is banning Chinese tourists from visiting the country due to illegal betting operations.
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21 Chinese involved in online illegal gambling deported, says Immigration Bureau
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Japan warns online gambling is a crime punishable by jail

Japan's National Police Agency warns against online gambling. It is a crime punishable by a hefty fine or even jail term. The punishment for gambling can be a fine of up to 500,000 yen ($3,430) or up-to-three years in prison for habitual gamblers.
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Kazuo Okada Arrested in $3billion Casino Battle

Kazuo Okada was arrested as soon as he arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport from Haneda, Japan. He faces charges of "grave coercion" in relation to a hostile takeover of the Okado Manila last May. Okadai was ousted from the company he was associated with, Universal Entertainment Corporation, on suspicion of misappropriating funds. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Okadi and the matter was settled. Now the $3billion resort is in the hands of Universal.
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PLAE8 Launches a New Platform to Play More than 200+ Games in Asia

PLAE8 is an exclusive gaming platform based on advanced technology. PLAE 8 recently launched 200+ games to play online on its platform. The platform has been designed as a safe site to plays online casinos in Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Australia and worldwide.
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Japan to Penalize Players at Offshore Gambling Websites

Many countries are trying to protect their citizens from illegal offshore gambling websites. In China, authorities are targeting overseas destinations such as Cambodia and the Philippines. Australia is targeting bad actor websites one by one.
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The sports setting is the most popular genre of entertainment slot machines. The genre has many subtypes: games about specific sports, prominent athletes and the world’s sporting events. Filipino casinos are licensed and have great reviews and a wide variety of hockey-themed slots.
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Macau advances digital currency acceptance, but will casinos accept?

Macau's Executive Council reviewed the latest draft of its Legal Regime for the Creation and Issuance of Money. It calls for recognition of "currency in digital format" as legal tender within the SAR. The draft will be submitted to Macau’s Legislative Assembly for consideration and eventual passage. Separate laws and regulations will need to support the new law. Macaus plans to issue a digital currency in April 2021. There's still no indication that any digital money will ever be accepted in Macao's casinos. The only money that Macanaus has the power to create and issue is the pataca.
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Arguments for Joining Legal Casinos

Some states consider amateur wagering at home to be unlawful. Some states characterise specific acts as criminal due to internet usage. People either love or hate betting. It's good to use it to stimulate the economy.
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PAGCOR, casino licensees distribute relief packs to areas hit by Super Typhoon Karding

Royce Hotel and Casino Foundation distributed 1,500 food packs each to Quezon City and Pampanga worth P1.5 million. Resorts World Philippines Cultural Heritage Foundation delivered 3,000 food pack worth $1 million to Quizzon Province. Bridges of Benevolent Initiative Foundation donated P2 million worth of food to Pampsanga, Bulacan and Bataan. PGCOR mandates casino licensees to establish foundations to help fund Corporate Social Responsibility programs related to education, infrastructure, health facilities, environmental preservation and restoration of cultural heritage.
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BEST IGAMING SOFTWARE FOR ONLINE CASINOS 2022 is going to Cebu in the Philippines on October 27-28, 2022 to attend the SPICE Philippines conference. Kirill Miroshnichenko, the Sales Director and Wanwisa Meenonthong, its Sales Manager will be attending on behalf of Endorphina.
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Philippines to Shut 175 Online Casinos, Deport 40,000 Chinese

Philippines will shut 175 illegal online casinos and deport 40,000 Chinese workers. The licenses of these casinos have been cancelled by the gaming regulator. About 300 Chinese nationals working in illegal POGOs are now under the custody of the government. Authorities expect to deport as many as 3,00 Chinese by October.
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Philippines to Shut 175 Online Casinos, Deport 40,000 Chinese
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China Set to Ban Philippines Travel Over Gambling Crimes

China has issued a ban on tourism in the Philippines due to illegal gambling operations. It was previously announced that 40,000 Chinese workers would be deported as part of the crackdown on illegal betting.
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Philippines included in China’s overseas gambling blacklist, Zubiri says

China has placed the Philippines on its overseas gambling blacklist. Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri made the announcement during a Senate inquiry into Philippine offshore gaming operations (POGOs). Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian shared the information with him during the courtesy call on Monday, October 10. China had long expressed its opposition to POGO, citing it as a “threat” to social order. Beijing first announced it had such lists in August 2020 and later added additional spots in January 2021. It is not immediately clear when China included the Philippine on the overseas gaming blacklist, though it has not been made public.
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Global Online Gambling Market Report 2022: Growing Adoption of Smartphones & Rapid Internet Penetration Fuels Sector

The global online gambling market was valued at US$65.316 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.11% over the forecast period to reach a total market size of US $128.154 billion by 2027. According to the American Gaming Association, around 2,800 sites were active online and offered games and activities, such as poker, lottery, and bingo, as of 2018. The industry has a vast range of regulatory frameworks in place. Many countries prohibit the online betting industry.
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The Philippines defies odds with 433 lottery winners

$4m jackpot in the Philippines has been won by 433 people. The Grand Lotto produced a series of nines as the winning numbers. Senator Koko Pimentel has called for further scrutiny into the lottery's operations. Professor Terence Tao from the University of California in Los Angeles believes that the odds of winning the jackpots are slim. The general manager of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office defended the numbers, saying that people should not change their numbers even if they win. He also said that it's good to be loyal to your numbers and to keep them.
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Gambling is permitted in Goa, Daman and Sikkim, but Indian gamblers should check the local laws before they play online. Online casinos should be licensed and controlled by international online gambling regulatory authorities’ real money casinos.
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700 Staff Held for Ransom by Chinese-Run Casino in Laos

A Laos casino is holding 700 Malaysian workers against their will for ransom. The workers were tempted to northern Laos by offers of jobs in the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone. They asked Lao police for help but received no response.
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Lotto jackpot winners begin claiming prizes

Some of the 433 winners in the Grand Lotto 6/55 draw on Saturday are now claiming their share of P236-million jackpot. 50 of them were seen at the headquarters of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office in Mandaluyong City on Monday.
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Macau Casinos: Time To Place Your Bets

Macau's gambling revenue fell by 44% this year. The market share of Macau-based casino operators has declined. Macao's pandemic policies mirror those of Mainland China. Maca's remaining pittance comes from Chinese nationals. There are few foreigners in Macua, so it's difficult to cross the border. Melco Resorts & Entertainment is down 72%. Galaxy Entertainment has only 20% decline. It's time to place bets on Macu. iReport.com: iReporter shares. Share price of the 6 MacAus' casino companies has fallen by more than 50%.
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Japan does not allow land casinos, online casinos or sports betting. However, Pachinko is a popular arcade game that generates $140 billion annually. It is not considered gambling in Japan. In Asia, the likes of Korea, Macau and The Philippines generate significant revenues from the gambling industry.
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Philippines Readies Crackdown on Chinese Online Gambling Operations

Philippines plans to shut down 175 online gambling firms and deport about 40,000 Chinese nationals working for them. The crackdown was triggered by reports of murder, kidnapping and other crimes committed by Chinese national against fellow Chinese. Offshore gambling operators, known colloquially as POGOs, first started appearing in the Philippines in 2016. They are mainly operated by expatriate Chinese, who are mostly from China. PogOs deliver 190 billion pesos ($3.22 billion) to the country's economy each year. They have been linked to human trafficking on an industrial scale.
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Philippines Gambling Crackdown to Deport 40,000 Chinese

Philippines is cracking down on POGOs, illegal gambling operators. The DOJ is shutting down 175 PogOs and deporting 3,000 Chinese workers. It aims to deport 40,00 Chinese by the end of the year. Poggio operators are accused of crimes, including murder, kidnapping and prostitution.
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Philippines to shut 175 offshore gambling firms, deport 40,000 Chinese workers

The Philippines will stop operations of 175 offshore gambling firms and deport about 40,000 Chinese workers. The crackdown was triggered by reports of murder, kidnapping and other crimes committed by Chinese nationals against fellow Chinese. POGOs generate billions of pesos for the government each year. They also generate revenue for property and retail sectors. China supports the deportation and crackdown on Pogos. There were 30 Pogo firms in the Philippines, whereas there were 60 before the pandemic.
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Casino stocks jump as Macau gets ready to welcome back Chinese tour groups

Wynn Resorts shares rose 15%, Las Vegas Sands 14%, MGM Resort International 5%. Sands China climbed more than 18%. SJM Holdings rose more more that 14%. Guangdong province will resume group tours to Macau. The policy will expand to Shanghai, Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Fujian. China will issue e-visas for people visiting Macao by early November. Macaue's tourism has been hit hard by the recent restrictions in the mainland.
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Casino suppliers quit Macao for resurgent Singapore and Philippines

Suppliers of slot machines, baccarat table systems and other casino equipment are moving out of Macao to more welcoming markets. Light & Wonder, a leading provider of products used in casinos, is relocating its expatriate staff to the Philippines. Another equipment-maker from Japan is shifting employees to Philippines and Singapore.
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Macau Gambling Boss Denies Illegal Gambling, Criminal Syndicate Allegations

Alvin Chau was chairman of Macau's Suncity junket until December 2021. He was arrested on a warrant from Wenzhou a month ago. SunCity was a major player in Macao until 2019. The junkets are middlemen who help facilitate gambling for wealthy Chinese in the former Portuguese colony. Maca casinos generated $36 billion in revenue in 2013.
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Legislation to ban online gambling filed in the Philippines

Joel Villanueva, the Majority Leader for the Philippines Senate, filed his proposed Senate Bill 1281 last week. The bill would rescind the nation’s foreign-facing online gambling licensing program and make the delivery of iGaming services a crime punishable by up to six months in prison.
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Philippines online gambling at risk as senator calls for ban

Joel Villanueva introduced a bill on Monday seeking an outright ban on online gambling in the Philippines. The bill enjoys bipartisan support. It would outlaw all forms of online betting and bring a jail term of up to six months and a fine of $500,000.
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Las Vegas Sands: Capitulation Here Or Near

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Suncity executive Cheung Yat Ping denies involvement in online gambling as text records highlight discussions around Philippines proxy betting

Cheung Yat Ping is a senior executive of Macau junket operator Suncity Group. He denies involvement in online gambling. Text messages of past conversations alluding to the operation of proxy betting in the Philippines were shown in evidence. Cheung has been charged with illegal gambling and criminal association. He also claims he had savings of over $250,000 after working for more than 40 years.
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Why There are So Many Fans of Online Bingo in the Philippines?

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Philippine senator introduces bill to ban all online gambling

Philippine senator introduces bill to ban all online gambling. The bill is titled the Anti-Online Gambling Act. It is currently awaiting consideration by a legislative committee. If passed, the Act will take effect within 15 days after its publication in the Philippines’ Official Gazette. Online gambling was introduced in Philippines last year. Offshore operators accept customers from other countries. Last year, a report found a link between POGOs and human trafficking.
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The Philippines Prepares to Ax Online Gambling

Joel Villanueva introduced a new bill that would effectively ban all forms of online gambling in the Philippines. Villenuevo justified the loss of revenue with the rising social cost of gambling.
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Macau Gambling Head Denies Laundering, Illegal Gaming

Alvin Chau is a well-known gambling executive in Macau. He was arrested on a warrant accusing him of illegal gambling on the Chinese mainland. Chau was removed from his position as the chairman of Suncity junket in December 2021.
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iGaming crackdown ramps up in the Philippines

The gaming regulator for the Philippines ordered a pair of locally-licensed iGaming firms to close after detaining 140 staff members. The staff were suspected of having been kidnapped and forced to work illegally. Crimson Tulip BPO had its Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) license revoked.
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Types of live casino games in Yes8 Singapore?

Yes8 Singapore is an online casino with live dealers. Live casinos are a part of the casino umbrella. Yes8 offers live casino games on its portal. The games are televised by dedicated gaming studios with the help of video cameras. . It is Asia’s best online gaming platform. They offer mouth-watering live casinos games.
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Villanueva bill bans online gambling: 'Social cost of gambling is too high'

Villanueva wants to outlaw all forms of online gambling. He cites the case of a student arrested for betting more than P500,000 for e-sabong. Villanuesa also mentions the 34 people abducted because of their involvement in e. gambling activities. Violators could face up to five years of imprisonment and a fine not exceeding P 500,00. If the offender is a public officer or employee, he/she will be dismissed from the public service.
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Villanueva bill bans online gambling: 'Social cost of gambling is too high'
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'Asean members should address online gambling issues'

Maria Imelda Josefa "Imee" Marcos wants Asean to address the law and order issues linked to offshore online gaming. The senator made the proposal amid the rising number of kidnapping and other crimes in the Philippines related to the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs). The National Bureau of Investigation rescued 72 Chinese, two Taiwanese, a Malaysian and a Vietnamese during a raid in a POGO site in Cainta, Rizal on Friday. The total Pogo revenue plunged to P3.9 billion in 2021 from P7.2 billion in 2020.
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Investing In Casinos And Online Gambling: Key Things To Know

The casino industry has been hit by two major developments in the last few years. The advent of online gaming and the emergence of the COVID pandemic created serious challenges for the industry. However, 2022 has seen the casino's revenue rise. American gaming industry is poised for a second straight year of record revenue.
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Online gambling platform M88 Mansion taps Manny Pacquiao as brand ambassador

Manny Pacquiao has signed with online gambling platform M88 Mansion as its newest brand ambassador. Pacqiao is a well-known gambling enthusiast in the prime of his boxing career. M 88 features betting spaces in multiple sports, esports, casino games, and slots. The company has hinted at featuring Pacziao in possible exhibition boxing matches and other unspecified "pop-up" activities throughout Asia.
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Gambling in The Philippines

Gambling is big business in The Philippines. 67% of tourists who visited the country visited a casino of some sort. Resorts World and City of Dreams invest billions in world class entertainment destinations for tourists.
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Slotegrator incorporates game developer HoGaming's titles to APIgrator

Slotegrator has signed a distribution agreement with game developer HoGaming. SloteGrator incorporates Hogaming's games to APIgrater. HoGrater's portfolio includes 26 games, including live roulette, blackjack, baccarat, and other titles with "in-depth statistics for maximum player engagement."
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Thailand considers legalising casinos

Thailand's relationship with gambling has been tense since the 1930s. The 1935 Gambling Act banned all cash betting aside from the state lottery and on horse races at state-licensed racecourses. Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia, and Singapore have taken steps to legalise gambling. Thailand's government is considering legalising casinos to boost tourism and revive the country's economy.
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New PAGCOR chief says privatizing casinos an appealing option

Alejandro Tengco, PAGCOR's new chairman and CEO, says privatizing the organization's casinos is the best option for the gaming regulator. PGCOR first announced in August 2016 that it intended to sell its 47 casinos under the order of former President Rodrigo Duterte to raise funds towards the national budget. The sale of its licenses would begin in 2018. In January of this year, 17 casinos were singled out to be offered to interested parties. However, the sale was later shelved because the casinos generated strong cash flows.
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Macau's casino losses exceed $2B mark in H1 as they await bidding process; recovery not expected until 2023

All Macau's casino operators reported half-year losses of $2 billion. Total gaming revenue came in at $3.3 billion, but the recovery is not expected until 2023. The city is still recovering from its largest Covid outbreak, which saw thelock-down of casinos for two weeks. The industry is also suffering from virus restrictions from the Mainland. Analysts warn that gaming revenues, the 80% of government tax revenue, could fall further even if the city reopens its border with mainland city Zhuhai.
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Macau's casino losses exceed $2B mark in H1 as they await bidding process; recovery not expected until 2023
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PPATK: Online Gambling Thrives Because Many People Play

The Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (PPATK) monitors the fund flow of online gambling in Indonesia. Online gambling is illegal in the country, but it is becoming more widespread due to technological advancements and high demand. PPATk has reported 25 online betting cases to law enforcement officials from 2019 to 2022. The PPatK has coordinated with financial intelligence agencies in neighboring countries.
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‘Ying Cai Shen’ first IGT slot product from Beijing studio

Ying Cai Shen is a linked progressive slot machine product from International Game Technology Plc. It is the first product developed by the brand's Beijing game-design studio. The Ying Cia Shen platform is available in Macau, the Philippines, and Malaysia. Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa will have the latest IGT slots. Two games from the Ying cia shen family could be available there in the fourth quarter. iGT is excited about the Singapore casino sector's recovery.
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‘Ying Cai Shen’ first IGT slot product from Beijing studio
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Non-China VIPs key target for Asia casinos: marketers

Non-China VIPs are key target for Asia casinos. China has been exercising a zero-tolerance approach to community infection since the Covid-19 pandemic. Chinese authorities have also emphasised a crackdown on citizens travelling overseas for casino play or being involved in online betting. The country has amended its criminal code to outlaw anyone assisting others in such activity from March 1, 2021. South Korean and Vietnamese expats living, working and owning businesses in destination markets will be a battleground in Asian markets. Hoiana, a casino resort in Vietnam, has a foreigner-only casino and has launched luxury hotel accommodation on a phased basis.
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Non-China VIPs key target for Asia casinos: marketers