Tag: Ben Lee

Concessionaires reprieve as Macau announces 13- year licences to six operators

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New regulations, criminal investigations and greater oversight in casino management from Beijing are all prices worth paying for Macau’s big six concessionnaires - as long as they can win back one of six new licences to operate in the enclave until 2035.

Manila warms to Beijing, cools pressure on offshore gambling

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After a tense meeting between the two leaders, Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, is criticised for yielding to his Chinese counterpart on drilling in..

Hainan court ruling signals return of ‘cashless casinos’

In a second bid to draw tourists from the mainland, Hainan is again being armed with gaming propositions, from sports betting to online lotteries – and the likely return of ‘entertainment gaming.’   Wide scale gambling reforms aimed at stimulating Hainan’s economy could see “cashless casinos” reopen on the island as soon as this year. Media outlets focused on a document published...

Lucky for some: Cambodia’s new gambling bill

The Cambodian market is a game with two sets of rules: one for NagaWorld, and another for everybody else. Ben Lee, partner at Macau-based consultancy firm IGamiX, explains what provisions the country’s much-awaiting gaming bill is likely to make for these two classes of enterprise.   Cambodia’s casino market is a feral world, where private people still barter for licences and...