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New Zealand Updates National Strategy to Tackle Gambling Harm

The New Zealand government has promised NZ$60 million (about US$40 million) in funding over the next three years aimed at tackling problem gambling, particularly in vulnerable communities.

SkyCity Opens Doors to Gambling Help Services

SkyCity Casino Auckland has become the first casino in New Zealand to open its doors to gambling help services in order to assist problem gamblers, local media reports.

New Zealand Stops Pokies for an Hour

Pokies in New Zealand are set to ‘pause’ for one hour during Gambling Harm Awareness Week, held from September 3-9, 2018.

New Zealand Trial Facial Recognition Technology

About fifteen gaming venues across New Zealand are trying out facial recognition technology, with a further six to install the system in the next few weeks, local media reports.

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Premium Consumer Class to Double by 2025: Bernstein

Bernstein analysts are predicting the number of China’s premium consumer class to increase nearly two fold over the next seven years, reaching 117 million.

Poker Likely to Be Permitted at Japanese Casinos

According to a report in the Mainichi Shinbun, poker is expected to be allowed at Japanese casinos within IRs.

Foreign Tourism on Pace to Smash 30 Million Mark in 2018

Figures released recently by the Japan Tourism Agency found that, once again, the annual number of foreign tourists visiting the country will set a new record in 2018, most likely well above the 30 million mark.

Macau May GGR Rose Lower-Than-Expected 12.1 Percent

Macau’s gross gaming revenue rose 12.1 percent in May, below analysts’ forecasts, with June expected to record a further slowdown as players are distracted by the FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.

First Wakayama RFI Briefing Attracts 49 Companies

The first of two briefings regarding the RFI process of Wakayama’s expected IR bid revealed strong interest from the business community as a total of 49 companies sent representatives to the event.