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Racing industry gets $72.5 million in emergency support

New Zealand’s racing industry is getting a major boost from the government with a $72.5 million emergency support package, including $20 million to build...

SJM supports Macau Special Olympics’ SEN learning program

Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, S.A (SJM) is supporting the SEN Learning Program launched by the Macau Special Olympics aimed at offering extra learning...

Melco to donate $20 million to support coronavirus crisis

Melco Resorts on Wednesday announced it is working with the Government to donate HK$20 million to support initiatives for Wuhan and Hubei, in light...

Offshore gaming industry set to expand with support, new hubs

Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) CEO Andrea Domingo reiterated its support for the offshore gaming industry during a speech in Manila on Friday.  “We...
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Yokohama mayor still sounds like an IR bid advocate

Since January 2017 Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi has insisted that she is a “blank slate” on the issue an making an IR bid, but...

Wakayama mayoral debate puts IR plan on firing line

The face-to-face debate on July 5 between the two candidates for Wakayama mayor underlined the fact that neither candidate is currently in open alignment...

Hokkaido governor emerges as supporter of IR

Hokkaido Governor Harumi Takahashi emerged this week as a strong advocate of hosting an IR, encouraging the central government to grant four or five...
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Public plurality favors Nagasaki IR bid

A public opinion poll in Nagasaki has found that the plurality of the general public supports hosting an IR in the local area. The survey,...

Lawmakers support casino legalization

While it was understood that the October 22 general election returned a majority of House of Representatives lawmakers who support the legalization of casinos,...

Sands assists NGOs with post-typhoon transportation support

In the aftermath of recent typhoons, Sands China has been contributing toward various disaster relief efforts including transportation, technical and professional support, SME support...

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