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Matsui introduces antimicrobial chips

The Matsui Group has launched a range of antimicrobial casino chips designed to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and other viruses. 
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Singapore sees delays in casino expansion

Singapore Tourism Board CEO Keith Tan said he expects the island nation’s two IRs to move ahead with their plans to expand their resorts, but that delays are “inevitable” given the Covid-19 situation.

Wynn says Macau marketing war unlikely

Wynn Macau doesn’t foresee Macau’s six operators undertaking a major marketing push or promotional push to win back clients and expects there to be plenty of business once travel resumes.

Mohegan ready to take over Boston casino from Wynn

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment has told an American newspaper that should the Massachusetts Gaming Commission find that Wynn Resorts is unfit for a license to open its $2.5 billion Encore Boston Harbor casino complex, that they are ready to step in and buy the property.

Macau gaming taxes up 17 pct in Jan-Sept.

The Macau government saw a 17 percent year-on-year rise in direct gaming tax revenue in the first nine months of the year, according to data from the Financial Services Bureau (DSF) released on Monday.

Pagcor acts immediately to shut down Boracay casinos

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. says it has had no hesitation in canceling the licenses for any and all Boracay casinos under its jurisdiction.

Another illegal casino busted in Yokohama’s Naka Ward

Police raided an illegal casino in Yokohama’s Naka Ward on Wednesday morning, the second such high-profile bust since July.

Yggdrasil to supply slots to Genting U.K.

Yggdrasil has reached an accord to provide its full slot game catalogue, including the popular Vikings game, to Genting U.K., a unit of Malaysia’s Genting Group.

Wakayama bucks trend with tourism decline

In the midst of booming tourism throughout Japan, Wakayama Prefecture bucked the national trend by recording a small dip in tourism in 2017.
Transact Technologies

Transact Q2 revenue gains 8 percent as international casino sales surge

Transact Technologies said its Q2 net sales rose 8 percent, boosted by surging sales to casinos in Europe, Asia and Australia.

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Travellers Q1 revenue up on premium mass and VIP ops

Travellers International, the owner and operator of Resorts World Manila, saw its Q1 revenue decline 24 percent from the prior year, but gained 13 percent sequentially.
MGM China

No plans to lay off staff: MGM China president

MGM China president Kenneth Fung said the company has no plans to lay off employees at this current stage, following a number of voluntary exit schemes enacted by other Macau operators. 
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Sportradar Appoints Lynn S. McCreary as Chief Legal Officer

Sportradar, a leading global provider of sports betting and sports entertainment products and services, announced the appointment of Lynn S. McCreary as Chief Legal Officer. 

Regulators barely have a seat at the table [video]

Asia Gaming Brief asia editor Felix Ng catches up with former gaming regulator Paul Newson, Principal at Senet Advisory about how the pandemic, and recent royal commissions have sparked change in the approach to gaming regulation in Australia.
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RWLV going cashless sets benchmark for wider industry

Resorts World Las Vegas’ new casino floor, which opens on June 24, is set to feature cashless gaming and smart tables using RFID chips.