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Casinos in Asia- Which are the hotspots for online gaming?


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Asia is the biggest and most populated continent on planet earth. It also has several countries with different cultures and regulations that affect its approach to gambling. With over 40 countries, it is expected that there will be differences in terms of how they approach gambling despite being one of the largest gambling markets in the world. While many of the Muslim Asian countries have banned gambling, many of the non-Muslim countries have strict to moderate laws in gambling although most have none on online casinos.

With the development of technology and the popularity of mobile devices, online casinos are taking away customers from most brick-and-mortar casinos. This is opening up the world of casinos to many Asians who are limited by laws and lack of casino infrastructure in their own countries. Despite the grey area around casino regulations, there are some Asian countries popular for gambling. Here is a sneak peek.

Japan

One of the countries where gambling is gaining fame is Japan. Despite its strict ban on gambling, Japan has one of the most lucrative gambling games in the world, Pachinko. Players have spent close to $200 billion on Pachinko in Japan while boasting about 9 million players. Also on the horizon, Japan has commissioned the construction of three integrated resorts which the cities of Wakayama Prefecture, Nagasaki Prefecture, Osaka Prefecture and the city of Osaka and Yokohama are potential candidates. Some types of betting are legal such as sports betting, scratch cards and lottery. Despite its history with gambling, Japan is slowly opening up to the fun, entertainment and revenue it could bring to them. Technology has really ramped up in the country, and some of the most popular online casinos can be found here.

Macau

As an autonomous area in China, Macau has been able to develop into the gambling capital in the world even overtaking the popular Las Vegas in the US. it is obvious on site that the city is devoted to gambling with several options of grand casinos including The Parisian Macau, the Venetian, The Grand Lisboa and the MGM. Each casino offers a unique cultural experience with a variety of options beyond gambling such as resorts. Most popular for these resorts is the islands Cotai Strip. Despite Macau’s popularity in the casino world, other Asian countries are vying for the top spot.

The Philippines

When people think of the Philippines, they imagine a vacation spot. But that is not all it has to offer. Philippines is seeing a booming gambling culture that is stealing some shine from Macau. It boasts some modern mega casinos such as Resorts World Manila located in the capital, Manila. It is the original integrated casino offering shopping centres, entertainment options and top of the range dining. While at the resort, you have access to 300 live tables and 1500 gambling machines. It would not be a complete city destination without some other casinos. These include Solaire resort, Resorts World Bayshore and Hyatt Regency Manila.

Singapore

This is a strange contender because it has just two casinos compared to Philippines 20 plus casinos and Macau’s 38 plus casinos. Even with a hefty ban, sixty percent of its gamblers are Singaporeans. That says something, doesn’t it? The casinos stand out for their luxurious offerings that have it ranked among the top 10 casino destinations. The most popular casino is the Marina Bay Sands built in 2010. It has 700 gambling tables, 2500 gaming machines, a shopping mall, theatres and the Sky Park platform. The other mention is the Resorts World Sentosa Casino on Sentosa island with 500 gaming tables, a waterpark and aquarium.

South Korea

Another country where casinos are illegal for citizens is South Korea. as a giant in technology, it is expected that they boast great tech-based gaming machines and gambling tables. The Grand Walkerhill Casino in Seoul is the most popular casino with many several gaming machines offerings. Most other casinos are modest given the illegality for locals.

Conclusion

Asian countries have mixed feelings about gambling but are slowly becoming more liberal in their approach to the gambling world. Many popular casinos are found in Asia and for the gambling enthusiast, this is an obvious destination given all the options. Even without the gambling, there are lots of other options to keep you entertained.

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Made-in-India Battle Royale Indus Gameplay Trailer Revealed via London Takeover, Pre-Registrations Live Now

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Leading Indian game developer SuperGaming has revealed the first gameplay trailer for its upcoming Indo-Futuristic battle royale Indus to celebrate India’s Republic Day of January 26, 2023.

To launch the gameplay trailer, the company released a series of high-impact takeovers across the biggest locations in London. This is in line with SuperGaming’s vision of putting India on the global gaming map much like its previous Indus trailer launch at New York’s Times Square to mark India’s Independence Day of August 15, 2022.

“As we’ve been making Indus and seeing its gameplay evolve over the year, we wanted to share it with the rest of the world,” says SuperGaming co-founder and CEO Roby John. “This gameplay trailer is for the Indus community the world over that may not have been able to play it with us and to show off the true scale of battle royale that we want you to have when the game is out.”

The trailer entices players to discover, loot, and win on Virlok — the game’s island map, all while showcasing Indus’ weapons, Paragons (the game’s character skins), and traversal. It also highlights multiple locations and firefights with an intent of showing the scope and size of the battle royale experience SuperGaming aims to provide.

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Indus Pre-Registration Details

Pre-registrations for Indus are now live on the Google Play Store for Android with pre-registrations on the App Store for iOS and iPadOS to follow soon. Pre-registering early will get you exclusive surprises that will make your experience of Indus truly your own.

You can pre-register now for Indus via the Google Play Store.

In the run up to Indus’ release date, SuperGaming will have multiple community playtests through the year. The last community playtest was held at Comic Con Bengaluru which was met with a tremendous response from the community, on an average being overbooked by 50 percent for each playtest slot. Players will be able to share their thoughts on various aspects of the game and impact the direction of how SuperGaming crafts its most ambitious title yet.

The first Indus Community Playtest for 2023 will be revealed soon.

For more on Indus, check out the developer blog as YouTube, Discord, Twitter, and
Instagram for the latest behind-the-scenes updates.

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SCCG Management Unveils SCCG ASIA – A Regional Campaign Led by Kent Jenkins from SCCG’s New Office in Bangkok, Thailand

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SCCG Management, a leading management advisory firm specializing in the gaming industry, is proud to announce the launch of its new regional campaign, SCCG – ASIA. The campaign aims to provide management advisory services to Casino, iGaming, Sports Betting, and Esports companies in Asia, as well as provide solutions and resources for existing SCCG client partners looking to enter Asia’s gambling market.

SCCG – ASIA will be led by Kent Jenkins, who has been appointed as the Director of the campaign. With decades of experience in international management throughout Asia, Kent brings to SCCG Management a very high level of knowledge and expertise and is well-positioned to lead the campaign from the new SCCG office located in Bangkok, Thailand.

“We are excited to announce the launch of SCCG – ASIA and to have Kent Jenkins at the helm,” said Stephen Crystal, Founder and CEO of SCCG Management. “We believe that the Asian market for the gambling industry is poised for significant growth and we are confident that this regional campaign will help our client partners navigate this dynamic market and achieve success.”

Kent Jenkins said, “I am thrilled to join SCCG and take on the role of leading the regional campaign for SCCG – ASIA. I am eager to work with Stephen and his talented team of industry leaders boasting over 30 years of experience in the gambling industry. I’m excited to utilize my resources and experience to drive growth and success for SCCG in the region.”

SCCG – ASIA will provide a full range of management advisory services, including strategic planning, market analysis, business development and operational support. With a team of experienced leaders from the gaming industry, SCCG – ASIA will empower companies to reach new heights in the Asian market.

The Asian market presents a significant growth potential for companies in the gambling industry as it offers a large customer base due to the continent’s high population, as well as a growing middle class with disposable income. Additionally, the online and mobile gambling market is rapidly growing in Asia, providing opportunities for companies to reach customers through digital channels. Furthermore, some Asian governments are actively encouraging foreign gambling companies by offering tax breaks and other incentives, and some countries are looking to legalize gambling which could open up new opportunities. Overall, the Asian market presents a significant growth potential for companies in the gambling industry.

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Alvin Chau Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

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Alvin Chau, one of Macau’s high-profile gambling promoters, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for racketeering and illegal gambling activities.

Chau was the former chairman of Suncity Group, a Macau-based company that helped promote gambling by lending credit to high rollers. Macau is the only region in China where gambling in casinos is legal.

Chau was ordered by the court to pay the Macau government more than HK$6.5 billion ($830 million) as well as $22.7 million to $98 million to a number of casino operators.

Chau was first arrested in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang on November 2020.

After his arrest, experts said that the move signalled a tougher stance on gambling in Macau by the Beijing authorities.

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