DFNN CEO Calvin Lim talks with Asia Gaming Brief’s managing editor Sharon Singleton about the need for digital transformation in the Philippines and his group’s role in that process. He hints at major new initiatives in the pipeline and discusses affiliate company Hatch Asia’s Australia market listing through the acquisition of Silver Heritage.
Crown Melbourne will close its gaming facilities and food and beverage outlets for seven days as of Thursday evening in compliance with the government's mandated lockdown in the city.
For this edition of our magazine, we focus on Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines. The country’s casino industry has been among the hardest hit in Asia, with the integrated resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City having remained mostly closed to the general public since the beginning of the crisis last year.
The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.