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Operators eye China projects as governments push integration

As Macau and China step up cooperation in the Greater Bay Area, the territory’s operators are paying heed and turning their attention to opportunities on the Chinese Mainland.

China soft power packs punch in online gambling crackdown

China’s crackdown on online cross border gambling is showing no signs of easing, with Beijing’s increasing deployment of soft power across Asia reducing safe havens for operators.

Outbreaks in Mainland China cause 20% drop in hotel bookings in Macau

Covid-19 outbreaks across various provinces in Mainland China have resulted in the cancellation of 20 percent of room reservations in Macau in June.
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China crackdown not aimed at Macau, stocks seen gaining in H2:MS

China's recent regulatory crackdown, which has caused steep losses in Mainland stocks, is not seen as including Macau's gaming operators, whose shares are likely to rise in the second half, Morgan Stanley said.

Macau further tightens China border restrictions

As the Nanjing outbreak continues to spread, authorities have mandated that all air travellers arriving in Macau from July 31st onwards will be required to present a negative nucleic acid test taken within 48 hours of their departure.

Macau hotel occupancy down 16.8% m-o-m in June

Amongst increased border restrictions due to outbreaks in Mainland China, hotel room occupancy rates in Macau fell by nearly 17 percent month-on-month, to 45.3 percent.

Grand Lisboa Palace bookings open, DICJ confirms 150 new tables

Macau's Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, or DICJ, has confirmed to Asia Gaming Brief that the watchdog has granted 150 new-to-market gaming tables for SJM's new flagship property the Grand Lisboa Palace.

AGTech sees loss narrowing by 55% in latest half to June

Chinese lottery services provider, AGTech Holdings, said it expects its loss to narrow by at least 55 percent in the half year to June 30th as businesses rebound from Covid.

Quarantine, mass testing in Macau after Nanjing airport outbreak

Some 144 people have been subjected to mandatory hotel quarantine in Macau after new government mandates due to the outbreak in the Nanjing Lukou airport.

Macau places four Chinese provinces under quarantine list

Macau has identified four provinces in China to be subject to mandatory 14-day medical observation, amid a rise in cases in the region.
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Life After POGOs – AGB Pop-Up Forum

The Philippines and Asia’s online gaming industry is going through uncertain times, with the gaming regulator seeing more and more operators leaving the country for greener pastures.
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