The New Year hasn’t brought the relief that had been hoped for Asia’s devastated tourism industry, with new outbreaks of Covid-19 across the region dampening expectations for an early opening of borders.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, India’s gaming market has been subject to the same litany of impacts experienced in the rest of the gaming world.
Blue card holders in Macau and students will be entitled to receive Covid-19 vaccinations for free and there will be enough doses for the entire population by the end of the year.
Chinese spending on luxury goods, which has driven some stocks to record highs, is likely to subside once the pandemic eases in favour of spending on travel, dining and outdoor leisure, a publication tracking the Mainland market reports.
Macau's gross gambling revenue in the past week is down about 32 percent from its levels in December due to increasing travel restrictions in China on renewed clusters of Covid-19, Bernstein Research says.
Hong Kong is taking its most drastic measures to date to curb the spread of Covid-19, locking down about 150 buildings in central Kowloon, affecting about 4,000 to 5,000 residents.
A passenger aboard one of the two special Air Macau flights coming from Tokyo, bringing 109 residents stranded abroad, has tested positive for Covid-19 in a test carried out upon arrival in Macau, becoming the first local case in seven months.
Peter Johns, chief commercial officer of IDX Games and a long-time Asia gaming executive, talks with Asia Gaming Brief Managing Editor Sharon Singleton about how new technologies are shaping the future of gaming and how more convergence with the online world is needed.
Genting Malaysia's Resorts World Genting said it will close up until Feb. 4th due to movement control orders to stop the spread of Covid-19.
Macau visitor arrivals edged up 3.6 percent in December from the prior month to 659,407, but were down 78.6 percent on the year, according to the Statistics and Census Service.