Sunday, August 1, 2021

INSIGHTS

India regulation takes step forward

India has seen some forward movement in legal opinions establishing a clearer basis for the country's booming skill-based gaming industry, including confirmation that the highest levels of government may debate whether a central framework is needed for online gaming.

Japan, India fast growing esport markets: Niko Partners

Darang Candra, director of South East Asia for Niko Partners says that there have been moves in Japan and Korea to regulate esports betting. 

Grand Lisboa Palace bookings open, DICJ confirms 150 new tables

Macau's Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, or DICJ, has confirmed to Asia Gaming Brief that the watchdog has granted 150 new-to-market gaming tables for SJM's new flagship property the Grand Lisboa Palace.

Ho Tram eyes more intl/MICE business with rebrand

Vietnam’s first integrated resort has completed its rebranding, which was designed to bring in more international travelers and take greater advantage of the country’s booming MICE space, although the grand unveiling has been put on hold due to the Covid situation. 

Manila lockdown preparations mulled due to Delta variant

Manila’s city government is preparing for a possible lockdown of the capital as the number of cases of Delta variant rises in the country.

POGO tax bill held up by lobbying from SEZs

A bill that would establish the taxation base for Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) is being held up in Congress due to lobbying from the country's Special Economic Zones, who are seeking to retain preferential tax treatment.

OTHER NEWS

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Scientific Games has gone live with its flagship 2021 iGaming release Invaders Megaways, a highly polished space-themed title with a feature on every spin.
Scientific Games extends popular slot franchise Jin Ji Bao Xi with a new iGaming title that incorporates the iconic Megaways mechanic.
Walker Digital Table Systems has announced a $35 million strategic investment by Beach Point Capital Management, a multi-billion dollar investment manager with a sizable portfolio in the casino gaming industry.
iSoftBet, the leading online games supplier and content aggregator, has journeyed to the extraordinary world of the Far-East in its newest hit, Ancients of Korea.
One question that has been asked is whether COVID-19 made security challenges more difficult or easier? Of course, fewer visitors decrease the typical violations and offences.
The Philippines largest telco neutral data centre operator Beeinfotech PH, has entered into an agreement with global managed hosting, connectivity and security provider, Continent 8 Technologies, to help businesses...
Aristocrat Technologies, a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure, has announced a partnership with Marker Trax, an innovative, digital, and cashless alternative to issuing casino markers.
Ezugi, a live casino specialist that is part of the Evolution Group, has expanded its reach in the Italian market after partnering with platform and content provider, Microgame. 
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Walker Digital Table System's PJM3.0 RFID solutions power gaming chips, table games, and casino cage locations at the Las Vegas Strip’s newest resort, Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas. 

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