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Townsville casino set to being A$80 million hotel expansion in August

The Ville Resort-Casino, located in Townsville in Queensland has been given the green light for its A$80 million expansion.

Macau MICE events increased 71.7% in 21Q1

Macau’s events industry is showing continuous signs of recovery, after a total of 68 conventions and exhibitions were held in Macau in the first quarter of 2021.

Four women arrested in HK$2.2 million casino scam

Four women have been arrested in Macau for their part in scamming a casino out of HK$2.2 million (US$258,000).

Macau eases quarantine requirement for Shenzhen, Maoming 

Macau has removed mandatory quarantine requirements for visitors coming from Shenzhen and Maoming City. 

Grand Ho Tram IHG rebranding to take place this month

The rebranding of the Grand Ho Tram hotel to Intercontinental Grand Ho Tram is set to take place later this month.
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India online fantasy sports revenue to double by 2025: KPMG

Revenue generated from online fantasy sports in India is set to more than double from this year to 2025 as Covid drives growth in gaming, according to a report from KPMG.
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H.K. mulls cutting quarantine to 7 days for vaccinated travellers

Hong Kong will shorten hotel quarantine for fully vaccinated travelers, providing they pass an antibody test and are not coming in from countries deemed as high risk, Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the situation.

LVS’ size and experience made it favorite for Macau license, court hears

Las Vegas Sands' experience in resort management and MICE activities in the U.S. meant that any party partnering with the operator had a higher chance than others in winning one of Macau's original licenses, a court heard. 

Thai PM concerned about upswing in gambling during Euro 2020

Thailand's Prime Minister has expressed concern about an expected rise in illegal gambling during the Euro 2020 soccer tournament and has told the police and Ministry of Digital Economy and Society to step up surveillance.
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IAGR launches new award program: International Regulatory Awards

The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) has announced the launch of its new awards program, the International Regulatory Awards, and is now inviting members to nominate their outstanding regulatory efforts. 


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Malaysian politicians question Resorts World Genting casino opening

Two of Malaysia's opposition politicians are raising concern as to why Genting Malaysia's casino remains open at Resorts World Genting when all bars and restaurants are shut under the country's movement control order. 
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IGT: New products greet customer return

As we all know, the industry has been hit hard, and some countries have had more prolonged and repeated impacts than others. So, it’s been a two-stage ‘recovery’ with Macau now leading the way, and other countries seemingly recovering and then going backwards into lockdown again. We are very hopeful for our customers that we will see a stronger bounce back on reopening as we have seen in other countries, such as Australia and in the USA.
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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.