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Sharon Singleton is a multi-media reporter with experience ranging from website management to reporting and editing for newspapers, news agencies and television. Sharon has strong interest in current affairs and a global perspective having worked in Asia, Europe and North America. As Managing Editor she's been working with Asia Gaming Brief since 2013 and her specialties are: Business, current affairs, fluent in Italian, French, with working knowledge of Spanish.
Resorts World Sentosa

Genting Spore Q1 casino revenue ticks higher, other metrics deteriorate

Genting Singapore has reported a 2 percent increase in casino sales from the final quarter of last year, indicating the pent-up demand that had been driving performance has largely stalled.

Politics may upset Japan’s IR apple cart [video]

Daniel Cheng, a seasoned casino veteran who was formerly leading Hard Rock International’s effort to gain a license in Hokkaido, talks to Asia Gaming Brief about Japan’s creepingly slow progress towards its first IRs.
Regions seen as outperformers

PH Resorts eyes Japan’s high rollers with junket accord

PH Resorts, which is developing the Emerald Bay resort on Cebu, has signed an accord with a junket operator aimed at tapping into Japan’s VIP market.
Covid-19 precautions in Macau casinos

Macau mass market to see strong growth, but future supply a concern

Macau's mass gaming market is likely to grow in the high single digits from 2022 once the pandemic eases, but growth going forward will depend on the ability to bring new attractions and products online, industry experts on a gaming panel said.

SJM plans HKD and MOP-denominated note issue

SJM Holdings said it plans to raise funds through an issue of Hong Kong-dollar and Macau-pataca-denominated notes to refinance existing debt.
Grand Lisboa Palace

SJM targets June opening for Grand Lisboa Palace, with 304 tables

SJM Holdings is targeting a June opening for its Grand Lisboa Palace, though the offering will be limited at first and some analysts doubt that the company will claw back its market share in the short term at least.
Macau, St. Paul Ruins

Macau GGR up 1% in April, expectations high for May

Macau’s gross gambling revenue showed a modest improvement in April, rising 1 percent from the prior month, with all eyes now on the Golden Week holiday, which is expected to fuel a steeper gain in May.

PAGCOR aids Manila orphanage

THE Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has reached out to a distressed orphanage in Manila as soon as the charitable institution publicly appealed...

Interview with Steve Vickers: China’s clampdown and the future for junkets [Video]

Steve Vickers, the CEO and founder of political and corporate risk consultancy Steve Vickers & Associates, talks to Asia Gaming Brief about the impact of China’s crackdown on cross border capital flows on the junket industry. He says the sector is unlikely to die out altogether and there will inevitably be some links to organized crime. 

SG to explore casino trends in virtual Asia Summit

Scientific Games plans to delve into the latest trends and developments that will shape the future of the casino at its upcoming Asia Summit...

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Genting Spore Q1 casino revenue ticks higher, other metrics deteriorate

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