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Grand Lisboa Palace opens with mass gaming only, 118 tables to...

The last major integrated resort scheduled to open on the Cotai Strip, the Grand Lisboa Palace, opened its doors to the public at noon on Friday.

Regions seen as outperformers

Regional casinos in the Philippines are likely to resume their outperformance once the global pandemic eases as infrastructure improves and major projects come online.

Kazakhstan scores own goal with sports betting changes

Recent changes to Kazakhstan’s sports betting law are likely to fuel black market gambling and slash tax revenue for the government, experts say.

Will Beijing’s sabre-rattling affect Chinese travel decisions?

China’s threat to draw up a blacklist of countries targeting gambling is most likely directed at the online industry, though may be enough to deter some travellers even if the government doesn’t follow through with its action.

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. 

Can domestic tourism fill the void?

Jurisdictions around Asia are noting a strong surge in domestic tourism as a result of the pandemic, but border reopenings remain some way off and local traffic is unlikely to do enough to offset lost revenue in the IR industry.

Clouds darken for U.S. operators in Macau

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a huge toll on casino revenues in Macau with U.S. operators such as Wynn Resorts and Las Vegas Sands bleeding more than $2 million a day in the 2020 second quarter.

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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.
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In this April edition of Asia Gaming Briefings we take the pulse of how the North Asia jurisdictions of Japan, Korea and the Russian Far East have fared.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Feb 2021 Edition

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.