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Myanmar presents opportunity if the details are right

After several decades during which gambling activities in Myanmar were officially banned, the gaming sector was finally liberalized in 2019.  In the wake of repeated discussions, consultation sessions and policy debates on proposed initiatives to adequately legislate such activities and have them subject to a workable regulatory regime, the Myanmar parliament finally enacted the Gambling Law (“New GL”) on 7 May 2019.

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Cambodia’s online operators find new home in Myanmar

Cambodia’s online operators find new home in Myanmar

It’s been billed as a $15 billion smart city, powered by the latest in blockchain technology, but in reality it has emerged as a major online gambling hub and the new home to many of the operations that fled Cambodia after a ban on the practice last year.

Fincy explains Yatai withdrawal, says not involved in gambling

Fincy explained its rationale for withdrawing from a project in Myanmar, saying it has zero tolerance for any form of illegal activity and has at no point had any involvement in developing online gambling applications. The company, which offers a blockchain-based payment app, wrote the rebuttal on its website in response to what it said were factual inaccuracies about its involvement in the Yatai City development.

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Blockchain-based payment app, owned by BCB Blockchain. Based in Singapore, the company in October pulled out of the Yatai-City smart project in Myanmar.

Kings Roman head funds Mekong port

A sanctioned Chinese casino magnate is backing the construction of a new international port on the Mekong River in Laos, adjacent to his Golden Triangle gambling and tourism complex.

Myanmar military officers probed on alleged gambling bribes

The Myanmar military is investigating at least three senior officers for allegedly accepting bribes from the Karen Border Guard Force.

Fincy pulls out of Chinese-backed gambling project in Myanmar

Singapore-based financial services firm Fincy has announced it will withdraw from a controversial development project run by Chinese investors accused of involvement in  cryptocurrency and online casino operations near the Thai border in Myanmar’s Karen State. 
Mainland China ADB says Asia’s economy to shrink for first time since 60s

ADB says Asia’s economy to shrink for first time since 60s

The Asian Development Bank expects the economies of the Asia region to shrink this year for the first time since the 1960s.

Centara Hotels expands in Myanmar, eyes Mandalay casino

Centara Hotels & Resorts says it has signed three hotel management agreements for Myanmar, one of which will include a casino.

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