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JP Morgan warns on Macau stocks until VIPs return

Gambling on pent-up demand and hopes that the big rollers would return, analysts at J.P. Morgan made a bet on the gambling capital of the world. They are now cutting their losses.

Research on COVID-19 impact on gaming to launch

Responsible gaming researcher Sally Gainsbury is preparing to launch a research study on the impact of COVID-19 on gambling in Australia. The research aims to...

Casino employees no higher risk than general public: Research

Increased exposure to gambling products can in some cases lower the chances of gambling addiction, according to researchers in the field of responsible gambling.  The...

NSW launches funding scheme for responsible gambling research

The NSW Office of Responsible Gambling has launched a new funding scheme to increase the capability and capacity of gambling research in the country.  Funded...

Macau Oct. GGR hit by junket hold: Nomura

Macau’s lower-than-expected gross gambling revenue in October may have been due to low VIP hold at one of the territory’s largest junkets, according to...
Bangkok, Thailand

Majority of Thais gamble, report finds

A new survey has found that 30.42 million Thais, or 57 percent of the population, have participated in gambling this year, despite a government ban.

Chamber of Commerce asks Mie Governor to consider IR bid

The Mie Prefectural Chamber of Commerce and Industry formally requested Mie Governor Eikei Suzuki on Monday to conduct research with an eye toward making...

Gambling research in focus at IAGR2019

Research into gambling behavior will feature as part of the keynote sessions at the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR)’s annual conference held in...

Japan tourism minister visits Cotai Strip

As part of his Golden Week travels abroad Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Keiichi Ishii visited two IRs in Macau for research purposes on May 3. Specifically, he was given tours of Melco’s City of Dreams and Wynn Palace in the Cotai Strip.

Gambling addicts at risk of suicide

Problem gamblers are 15 times more likely to commit suicide, according to a study carried out by Lund University in Sweden. According to the U.K.’s...

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