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Online gaming on Tinian was, on Friday, Sept 22, 2017, officially approved by the Tinian and Aguiguan Legislative Delegation as a local measure amending the 1989 Casino Gaming Control Act of Tinian, local news outlet Marianas Variety reports. The House Local Bill 20-30, which introduced the change, will also be amending the taxation rates and casino licensing fees in...
Close to four weeks after closing due to Typhoon Hato, the Legend Palace Casino has now reopened. The Macau waterfront resort was subject to flooding when the Typhoon hit the city on August 23rd. GGRAsia reports that it received an email from a public relations agency connected to Macau Legend Development Ltd., the promoter of Legend Palace, that stated the...
Chinese police have increased their crackdown on the use of virtual private networks (VPN). An ongoing crusade that is planned to run until March 31, 2018 was reported by calvinayre.com in January who also refer to a 14 month campaign. The government’s efforts are important to all forms of free information flow into and out of the communist country...
After deciding to repurpose the casino on its second floor in the wake of the June 2 shooting and arson attack that left 38 people dead, Resorts World Manila has now reportedly revealed that it will soon soft launch a replacement gaming area as part of its third expansion phase. According to a report from the Manila Standard newspaper, the disclosure...
Award-winning online slot and table games developer Pragmatic Play has reportedly named Victoria Bonner (pictured) as its new Head of Marketing. Assuming the role earlier this year, Bonner’s appointment further strengthens the Malta-based firm’s executive team as she brings with her more than 10 years of marketing experience. Prior to joining Pragmatic Play, Bonner was lead Events Manager at industry...
In the Philippines, billionaire businessman Enrique Razon has reportedly earned approximately $74.58 million after selling off 3.18% of his stake in local casino operator Bloomberry Resorts Corporation. According to a report from The Philippine Star newspaper, 57-year-old Razon completed his sale of some 350 million shares via an overnight placement yesterday although his Prime Metroline Holdings Incorporated investment vehicle remains...
In Cambodia, draft legislation that would establish a new regulatory regime for casinos and gambling is reportedly due to be sent to the nation’s cabinet for deliberations by the end of the month. According to a report from the local Khmer Times newspaper, the proposed legislation has been in the works for almost three years and has been designed to...
After being removed as Chairman for Universal Entertainment Corporation and its casino-operating Tiger Resort, Leisure and Entertainment Incorporated subsidiary in the summer, Japanese businessman Kazuo Okada is now being sued by the firm for an alleged breach of contract. According to a report from GGRAsia, septuagenarian Okada is facing a bill in excess of $890,600 after Universal Entertainment Corporation filed...
In July this year, the Legislative Assembly approved a new regime in regards to public smoking. On Monday, the government of Macau announced the details of the newly-amended Regime on Tobacco Prevention and Control, which will reportedly be effective from January 1, 2018. As part of the new regime, tableside smoking is no longer allowed in gambling areas for VIPs....
Genting Cruise Lines celebrated the launch of their new World Dream vessel on Saturday, August 26. The ship was floated out of Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Although not its maiden voyage, the float out marks the first time the new and second member of Dream Cruises went from dry land to the sea. The celebration also marked...

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