Connect with us
SIS

Asia

Donaco Updates Coronavirus Impact on its Business

Niji Narayan

Published

on

Donaco Updates Coronavirus Impact on its Business
Photo Source: wsj.com
Reading Time: < 1 minute

 

Donaco International has provided an update on the impact of coronavirus on the business operations at its Star Vegas hotel, located on the border of Cambodia and Thailand.

The Thailand Government has closed the border crossing from Thailand to Poipet for 14 days. In response, Donaco has decided to close most of the Star Vegas Hotel with only minimal operations ongoing. Star Vegas also arranged unpaid leave for many staff members in March and April.

A total of 53,463 players visited the casino during the first 22 days of March, down 15% from February. Rolling chip turnover was down 9% compared to February.

“The Board and Management is closely monitoring the situation, with the safety of both our visitors and staff foremost in our mind. We are taking proactive measures to ensure a safe operating environment, as well as controlling expenditure,” Donaco said.

Asia

APE Supports “Earth Hour” For A Second Successive Year

George Miller

Published

on

APE Supports “Earth Hour” For A Second Successive Year
Reading Time: < 1 minute

 

Asia Pioneer Entertainment Holdings Limited has pledged to support the largest global environmental movement event – “Earth Hour” by turning off all unnecessary power and lights at 8:30p.m. on 28th Mar, 2020. It is the second year in a row that APE has joined this meaningful event.

The “Earth Hour” event was started by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) since 2007. Until now, more than 180 countries participate on this event every year. Thousands of landmarks across the world, including the Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House, Tower Bridge, etc., switch off the lights to raise the importance of protecting the nature. Ever since APE joined this symbolic “lights-out” event in Mar 2019, they have also taken a series of other measures such as decreasing the waste of paper and water. The Company is determined to take more actions in the future that will contribute to making the environment better.

“We received great support from our staff on last year’s event, besides turning off the unnecessary energy in the office, some of our team’s families also joined the event by switching off the lights at their own homes. This is the second year that APE participates at the “Earth Hour” event and we want to express APE’s commitment on providing a better environment by joining this event, and we encourage our staff and their family to join this event, like they did last year.” said Mr. Herman Ng, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of APE.

Continue Reading

Asia

Singapore IRs Tighten Casino-entry Rules

Niji Narayan

Published

on

Singapore IRs Tighten Casino-entry Rules
Reading Time: < 1 minute

 

Singapore’s two integrated resorts (IRs), Marina Bay Sands (MBS) and Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), have restricted public access to their properties in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa said that the entry will be permitted only to annual levy holders. At MBS, Sands Rewards Club (SRC) members with Gold status or higher are welcomed.  At RWS only existing Genting Rewards card members can gain access.

“We apologise in advance to other would-be patrons who will not be permitted access to the casino, but seek their understanding that it is a necessary measure,” MBS said.

Both the properties also have taken steps to ensure that there is not more than one person per 16 square metres of usable space.

“These new measures are in addition to initiatives that had already been in place in the casino as a result of the COVID-19 situation, such as opening and closing alternate areas/game types to reduce crowding, and significantly increasing cleaning and disinfection,” it added.

Continue Reading

Asia

Japan’s Blockchain Contents Association Proposes New Gaming Guidelines

Niji Narayan

Published

on

Japan’s Blockchain Contents Association Proposes New Gaming Guidelines
Reading Time: < 1 minute

 

The Blockchain Contents Association (BCA) in Japan has proposed a new set of guidelines. BCA is a self-regulatory organisation that aims to protect users from blockchain-based gaming and social media content.

The guidelines are in line with local laws including the Law for Preventing Unjustifiable Extra or Unexpected Benefit and Misleading Representation, the Payment Services Act and the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act.

“Through the new guidelines, we aim to help our users use content with peace of mind and contribute to the healthy development of the blockchain contents industry in Japan,” Hironao Kunimitsu, president of BCA, said.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
NSoft

Global Gaming Industry Newsletter – Weekly Digest (sent every Wednesday)

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from European Gaming Media and Events:

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here. Read more about European Gaming Media and Event's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Subscribe to our News via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to our news and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Trending

Notice for AdBlock users

We are constantly showing banners about important news regarding events and product launches. Please turn AdBlock off in order to see these areas.