For those of you just returning to your desks after the Easter break, it’s been a busy few days in terms of news in the Asian gaming industry, from a potential new mega project in Vietnam, to the latest on the impact of the Covid pandemic and more details about Japan’s casino regulation.
Hong Kong and Singapore will be the first two countries in Asia to achieve widespread vaccination coverage (60-70 percent of population) by the end...
Covid-19, trade tensions and China’s battle against capital outflows have all had an impact on Asia’s gambling jurisdictions in one way or another, with some significantly losing their appeal and others showing surprising resilience.
All but one of Macau’s six concessionaires posted a return to positive EBITDA in Q4 and are seeing more meaningful signs of market recovery.
Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) CEO Dr. Mario Hardy sees a slow recovery for Asia’s tourism markets, though remains optimistic about the future of travel.
A recent trip by Bernstein analysts into Macau has revealed that while shopping areas within casinos were quiet overall, luxury stores were the busiest, with customers seen lining outside of stores.
Landing International Development has turned optimistic on its prospects for recovering most of the cash that it lost in the bold robbery carried out in Jeju over the New Year holiday period.
The Cambodian government is seeking to establish a travel bubble with China, Japan and South Korea, which would boost international tourism and further aid NagaCorp’s recovery, Union Gaming says.
Bloomberry Resorts said its recovery is “well underway” after posting positive EBITDA for Q4 due to strength in the local mass market.
Jennifer Song, equity analyst with Morningstar, speaks with Asia Gaming Brief managing editor Sharon Singleton about visitation to Macau during the recent Chinese New Year period and the outlook for recovery. The longer-than-usual May holiday may be a key catalyst for growth.