Exclusive update
Vietnam | 04/01/2017
The Prime Minister of Vietnam agreed with the Minister of Finance to delay the approval of the casino lounges at the Vietnamese international airports until the 3-year trial period of 2 IR's (Van Don and Phu Quoc) is completed, Yogonet has learned exclusively.
Several infrastructure projects underway
Macau | 03/01/2017
Macau’s airport reported on Monday a record of 6.6 million passengers last year, with over 56,000 aircraft movements, representing a 14% and 2% year-on-year increase.
Protest is "unacceptable"
Sri Lanka | 02/01/2017
The Sri Lankan government warned the lottery agents, who are on strike to protest the government's decision to increase the price of a lottery ticket, that new agents will be hired to replace them.
Negotiations with gov't fail
Israel | 02/01/2017
Israel’s 500 slot machines and 150 keno machines fell silent at midnight on Saturday, in a victory for Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and his crackdown on state-sponsored gambling.
Area expected to host 15 venues, 21 hotels
Russia | 02/01/2017
The Yantarnaya gambling zone has seen the opening of its first casino. Named the Sobranie casino, the facility has been operating in “technical mode" and open 24 hours a day, but decoration work is still underway.
Government data
Macau | 02/01/2017
Gambling revenue in the Chinese territory of Macau fell for a third year in a row in 2016 as a prolonged anti-corruption campaign and slowing economic growth sapped sentiment in the world's largest casino hub.
Says target markets are different
Macau | 02/01/2017
The legalization of casino gambling in Japan isn't a concern now for Las Vegas Sands, which derives almost 60% of its revenues from nearby Macau, China, but it could be a problem for the company in the future.
Terminates Dreamworld Club Poipet participation deal
Cambodia | 30/12/2016
Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc. has sold gaming assets in Cambodia, including its 278 electronic gaming machine (EGM) seats placed in Dreamworld Club (Poipet), 72 EGM seats held in Cambodia storage and gaming equipment spare parts and accessories, to the venue owner of Dreamworld Club (Poipet) for cash proceeds of USD 900,000.
Philippines
Philippines | 30/12/2016
Okada Manila gaming resort announced that casino operations would officially launch at 7pm on December 30th. This announcement comes just days after the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp unveiled that a notice was issued to commence casino operations via the gaming regulator.
Sepang Municipal Council
Malaysia | 30/12/2016
Operators of online gambling premises seem to be purposely undermining the law as they continue to operate despite being repeatedly raided by local authorities.