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Macau: Gross Gaming Revenue Plunges 93 Percent; GDP Shrinks Almost 50%; 6.6% Occupancy Rate in Five-Star Hotels
While the global pandemic has hit many countries drastically, Macau has been suffering exceptionally hard resulting in damaging impact for the territory’s economy. As Macau’s gambling industry is seven times larger than that of Las Vegas, as much as 80% of the local...
Philippines: Local Casinos Remain Closed; Okada Manila to Begin Lay Offs; Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators Deemed as Essential Businesses
As the impact of the global pandemic continues to persist, multiple businesses forced to temporarily shut down are suffering damaging losses due to limited income incurred for the time being. The gaming industry especially, has been hit hard with this unfortunate...
Hong Kong tycoon Stanley Ho, legendary in the gaming industry for being responsible for the rise of global gaming capital, Macau, has recently passed away at the golden age of 98 in Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital. Known as the King of Gambling and one of Asia’s...
The WSOP Super Circuit Online Series completed another round of side games and Day 1 heats to select Ring Events. The day’s biggest winners were MenNguyen88 and porsche911sp. The ongoing series has been running at GG Network Natural8 since May 3rd with the last of the...
Alex Lee, Pete Chen, Michael Soyza and More: Regulars of the APT Live Circuit Triumph in Its Online Edition!
The initial edition of the Asian Poker Tour (APT) series hosted on Natural8 GGNetwork met a real success similar to recent major events in the online poker scene. The APT 2020 Online Series beginning April 29th running until May 10th reached a high turnout attracting...
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According to a British gambling consultancy, Singaporeans are the second biggest gamblers in the whole world and this is despite very strict laws against gambling in the country.
The recent creation of a Global Poker League in India with teams representing cities located all over the country is also a favorable indicator of Poker’s development in India, whilst local clubs attract more and more players.
With the future opening of casinos in Japan, experts predict that the country could become the world’s third largest land-based gambling market behind Las Vegas and Macau.
Although poker cash games are illegal in China, operators and organizers have been innovative in their offerings of poker tournaments to address the growing population of poker players in the country.
Since 2009, numerous foreigners have been coming to the Pearl of the Indian Ocean for sightseeing and tourism. In 2010, gambling became officially legalized, aiming, in particular, at casino-starved Chinese and Indians.
Poker is legal in Vietnam. Many cities and provinces have established their own clubs, but as poker cash games are generally prohibited, business models are based on tournaments.