Gambling is illegal in China and online gambling centres which cater to Chinese nationals have sprouted up across ASEAN as a result – most notably in Cambodia and the Philippines.
Thailand is ready to launch a joint bid with Southeast Asian countries to host the 2034 FIFA World Cup, according to a Thai News Agency report citing Tourism and Sports Minister Pipat Ratchakitprakan.
G2E Asia, the marketplace for the Asian gaming-entertainment industry, will expand its offerings in the Asia-Pacific region with the first-ever global edition of G2E Asia @ the Philippines from December 3-4, 2019 at the Marriott Manila.
While at first glance the news that China has asked the Philippines to ban online gambling may seem like just another sign of its growing involvement in the region, a quick scan of regional newspapers soon makes it obvious that the Asian superpower needs all the help it can get to battle its own gambling problem.
The biggest competition threat for Genting Malaysia Bhd’s (Genting Malaysia) mass and premium-mass segment is projected to come from the casinos in Cambodia, the Philippines and Vietnam.