Summit Ascent Holdings said that staff in Tigre de Cristal near Vladivostok has started to receive Russia’s self-developed Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccination.
The Russian government’s “decisive and ambitious actions to prioritise vaccinating Russian citizens, including our employees working in Tigre de Cristal, is a tell-tale sign to us that Asia is on its way back to normality,” Summit Ascent Chairman Chau Cheok Wa said.
The company, which is a unit of Suncity Group, said business had seen a decent recovery in the second half, with the resort being well supported by the local Russian market.
Bill Mummery, CEO of Celton Manx, talks with Asia Gaming Brief about his new live dealer studio on the Isle of Man and the importance of diversification given the shifting sands in Asia’s online gaming industry. He also discusses sustainability and his company’s adoption of solar panel technology.
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.
Over the years, many of the answers have been remarkably prescient in their forecasts for the near-term direction of Asia’s gaming industry. However, we can safely say that no one came anywhere close to guessing what 2020 may have had in store.