Star Entertainment Group withdraws Crown merger offer

Star Entertainment Group has withdrawn a proposal to merge with fellow Australian casino operator Crown Resorts...

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Potential delays flagged to completion of US$3.3 billion Marina Bay Sands expansion

Las Vegas Sands says it remains unsure whether it can meet its current 2025 deadline for completion of the SG$4.5 billion (US$3.3 billion) expansion of Singapore...

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New Zealand Suspends Travel Bubble With Australia as COVID-19 Cases Rise

New Zealand has temporarily paused its quarantine-free travel bubble with Australia as COVID-19 cases begin to rise. The pause will last at least eight weeks, beginning Friday.

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Australia’s Crown Resorts loses $12 billion lifeline as shutdown hangs over casinos

Crown Resorts, facing a potential shutdown of its entire Australian casino empire, lost a lifeline on Friday (July 23) after its closest rival withdrew a A$12 billion (S$12 billion) merger proposal.

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Marina Bay Sands suspends casino operations as Singapore cluster grows

Casino operations at Marina Bay Sands (MBS) have been suspended until further notice as Singapore battles to contain a growing COVID-19 outbreak.

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Andrew MacDonald steps down from Las Vegas Sands

Long-time Singapore-based Las Vegas Sands executive Andrew MacDonald has retired and left the company, Inside Asian Gaming has learned.

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Western Australia to ban all junkets at Crown Perth as regulator calls for new inquiry into Crown’s suitability

The Gaming and Wagering Commission of Western Australia (GWC) has formally called for an independent inquiry to be held into Crown Resorts in an effort...

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NSW gaming regulator officially finds Crown unsuitable to hold casino license

The New South Wales gaming regulator has officially found Crown Resorts unsuitable to hold a state casino license for its...

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Taxation tremors

The general framework for taxation of Japan’s first IRs, now expected to open in the late 2020s, has been decided...

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Currently 77 VIP Clubs in Macau, VIP contraction an “inevitable reality” says Secretary

Macau’s casinos are currently home to 77 VIP clubs operating 1,566 gaming tables as of January 2021, reflecting a decline in the...

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China set to expand blacklist of overseas casino tourist destinations

China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism is preparing to expand a “blacklist” of overseas tourist destinations it says are...

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Macau’s VIP gaming sector could take five years to recover from the headwinds that have devastated gross gaming revenue...

Analysts agree VIP sector woes to remain for years to come
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DICJ data highlights VIP woes as mass baccarat leads Macau’s 4Q20 recovery

New data published by Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau has highlighted the struggles currently...