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Pay8 signs MOU with CEZA

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Pay8, a Fintech company, represented by its chairman Kirk Arambulo, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Secretary Raul Lambino of the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA).

Pay8, which specializes in payment solutions, is providing the CEZA Zone with last mile connectivity using their proprietary platform to enable online payments in remote areas.

The project is in line with the programs of the Duterte administration for financial inclusion, giving the 80% of the unbanked population in the Philippines access to the banking network. This will include residents, locators, small businessmen in the Sari Sari stores, fishing operators, and transportation operators.

Pay8 serves as a payment gateway by utilizing a portable point of sale (POS) system, bringing mass transactions online for often isolated communities. It also dovetails with the ecotourism push, allowing hotels and resorts in CEZA to accept and receive tourist payments under bancnet and Visa/MC.

This connectivity will also take advantage of the proximity of the new airport in CEZA to major North Asian cities being a short 45 minute flight from most of the coastal cities of China and Taiwan, and less than two hours from Japan and Korea.

“We are excited to be part of the pivot of CEZA towards being the Fintech leader in Asia. We look forward to working hand in hand with them to provide an effective platform for financial inclusion. This Filipino developed platform is scalable and can be a showcase for other emerging markets in Asia and is aimed at helping CEZA constituents compete in the digital world”, said HatchAsia President, Kirk Arambulo.

Pay8 is a majority owned subsidiary company of HatchAsia Inc., which has filed for its listing by introduction with the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE).

 

About HatchAsia Inc.

HatchAsia is a gaming and IT services company dedicated to reshaping the digital landscape through innovative technology and business process solutions.
Located in the heart of Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig City, the company offers customer service and helpdesk support, field technical support, datacenter provision and maintenance, as well as cash management and financial support to its customers.
Its software services delivery unit provides end-to-end solutions covering project management, applications design and development, data management and information processing services.
HatchAsia is headed up by President and CEO, Kirk A. Arambulo.
For more information, visit www.hatchasia.com

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Nagasaki Reconsolidates IR Bid Support from All Governors of Kyushu Island

Niji Narayan

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Nagasaki has re-consolidated the IR bid support from all the regional governors of Kyushu Island.

The Kyushu Regional Strategy Conference, consisting of the seven governors of Kyushu region, as well as those of nearby Yamaguchi prefecture and Okinawa prefecture, plus the leaders of regional economic organisations, released an official message supporting Nagasaki’s IR bid.

Under the principle of “Kyushu is One,” potential IR operators were advised that they were expected to offer, and could be expected to receive, support for tourism development in the entire region.

While Nagasaki had gained early support from such regional associations, the regional unity behind its bid was briefly threatened by the prospect that either Fukuoka city or Kitakyushu city might join the IR race.

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Study Confirms High Rollers Gambled in Macau Despite COVID-19

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A new study released by the Macau Research Centre has found that 60% of those who visited Macau during the COVID-19 pandemic did so for gambling, with each willing to spend around MOP$87,000 on average.

The research centre surveyed 103 visitors between March and May, of which 93.2% were from mainland China. With the threat of a 14-day quarantine upon leaving Macau, research showed those mainlanders chose to stay longer, with an average stay of 6.7 days. Around 59% stayed for more than five days.

The study also found that 59% of those surveyed visited Macau for gaming, while 87% had conducted gaming activities. Their gaming budget ranged from MOP$1,000 to MOP$500,000, with an average of MOP$87,000.

“Compared to the mass market, the spending decisions of this group of high-end customers may be less influenced by macroeconomic and social sentiment,” the study said.

Moreover, the visitors spent another MOP$45,549 during their visits on average, mostly on dining, shopping and hospitality.

The study also found the arrivals had visited Macau an average of 5.8 times in the last 12 months, while 83% of them had visited Macau at least three times in the last 12 months.

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Macau Gambling King Stanley Ho Dies at 98

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Macau casino king Stanley Ho has died on Tuesday (May 26) at the age of 98. He was known as the godfather of Macau casinos and was instrumental in turning Macau into a gambling boomtown.

The flamboyant tycoon, who loved to dance but advised his nearest and dearest to shun gambling, headed one of the world’s most lucrative gaming businesses through his flagship firm, SJM Holdings Ltd, valued at about US$6 billion.

Ho spearheaded what is known in Macau as the junket VIP system, whereby middlemen act on behalf of casinos by extending credit to gamblers and taking responsibility for collecting debts.

Some of Ho’s children have become successful gaming operators in their own right. Daughter Pansy is the co-chairperson of MGM Resorts’ Macau unit while son Lawrence runs Melco Resorts & Entertainment.

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