Martin Purbrick, director of Purbrick & Associates, who consults on risk related issues with a special focus on sports betting and integrity, speaks with Asia Gaming Brief Managing Editor Sharon Singleton about the boom in illegal online gambling during the pandemic and risks for sports integrity. Purbrick, who is also Chairman of the Council on Anti-Illegal Betting & Related Financial Crime for the Asian Racing Federation and was formerly Director of Security & Integrity for the Hong Kong Jockey Club, talks about how regulation can help, but that not all regulation is created equal.
The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) is confident that new attractions in the city will help pull in about 30,000 Mainland tourists a day over the summer months.
It may be a little early to write the obituary for Japan’s IR policy, but additional evidence was presented this past week about what could already be described as the biggest flaw in the design of Japan’s IR regulation—the short periods that IR licenses will be valid.
For this edition of our magazine, we focus on Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines. The country’s casino industry has been among the hardest hit in Asia, with the integrated resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City having remained mostly closed to the general public since the beginning of the crisis last year.
The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.