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Ainsworth stock tumbles on projected H1 loss

Shares in Ainsworth Game Technology fell 8.5 percent in Australian trading on Thursday after the company told investors that it expected to post a loss of about $15 million in the first half of the fiscal year, due to continuing difficult trading conditions.

Sands China’s The Londoner may open in February

Sands China President Wilfred Wong said the operator has been given a possible opening day in early February for the Londoner, formerly known as Sands Cotai Central. Wong didn't give a specific date.

Crown fallout may include tighter industry-wide regulation: Fitch

The fallout from the inquiry into Crown Resorts' suitability to hold a license in Sydney may have ramifications for the entire industry in Australia, including tighter regulation, Fitch Ratings said in its 2021 outlook.

Genting Malaysia confirms worker positive for Covid-19

Genting Malaysia's Resorts World Genting said one of its security workers has tested positive for Covid-19 during routine health screening protocols. The company said the worker is receiving treatment at a government hospital and did not interact with guests.

Nagasaki eyes January launch for RFP process

The Nagasaki Prefectural Government has published a revised timeline for IR development, including the launch of its RFP process in January.

Primorye seeking more investors for non-gaming entertainment projects

The Primorye Development Corporation is interested in attracting investors who can enter the region with interesting projects. The main objective is to create an attractive infrastructure for tourism and recreation that can complement the existing gambling operations.

Turkish workers sue IPI for alleged false work condition promises

A group of workers from Turkey have filed the latest lawsuit against Imperial Pacific International, this time on accusations that the company lured them to Saipan on various false promises about their working conditions.

Emperor Entertainment reports six-month revenues down 86.3%

Emperor Entertainment, which operates the Grand Emperor Hotel and the Inn Hotel Macau, has reported revenues at nearly HK$93 million (US$12.1 million) for the April-September six-month period, a figure which was down 86.3 percent year-on-year.

Pandemic reducing number of non-resident workers in Macau

The number of non-residents workers employed by Macau’s hotel, F&B, gaming, and entertainment sectors dropped by 13.5 percent between January and October of this year to about 61,000, according to data published by the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL).

India sets out gambling advertising standards

The Advertising Standards Council of India has set out guidelines covering online gambling, which will enforce a standard disclaimer of risk.
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Knowledge trumps content in Asia’s complex i-gaming world

In Asia’s complex and diverse igaming landscape, having the right content means business success only if one more key ingredient is included - market knowledge. 

Instant and secure deposits

AstroPay is the pioneer payment solution for thousands of consumers in Latin America, Asia and Africa, who want to purchase online on international sites, that helps merchants access new markets through its main product, AstroPay Card.

Australian market report: How to adapt to the new normal

Covid-19 forced the rapid and unexpected closure of venues across Australia, changing the operating environment with unprecedented speed and leaving managers scrambling to adapt...

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Outlook brightens from H2, Fitch says

Jurisdictions benefiting from local support will continue to outperform in the first half of next year, with destination markets such as Singapore, Macau and Las Vegas, likely to begin a faster pace of recovery in the second half once vaccines become more widely available, Fitch Ratings said.

Ainsworth stock tumbles on projected H1 loss

Shares in Ainsworth Game Technology fell 8.5 percent in Australian trading on Thursday after the company told investors that it expected to post a loss of about $15 million in the first half of the fiscal year, due to continuing difficult trading conditions.

Sands China’s The Londoner may open in February

Sands China President Wilfred Wong said the operator has been given a possible opening day in early February for the Londoner, formerly known as Sands Cotai Central. Wong didn't give a specific date.