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SiGMA Group announces double summits for Manila 2020

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iGaming, A.I. and Blockchain shows will take place at SMX Manila on the same dates, bringing all verticals closer

 

SiGMA Group has announced the dates for two shows in Manila for 2020, combined under one roof to ignite the symbiotic opportunities for businesses in each sector of iGaming, A.I., Blockchain, and emerging technologies. SiGMA Manila and Manila A.I. & Blockchain Summit will take place June 8th-9th 2020 at the SMX Convention Centre, Manila.

The Group’s move eastwards capitalises on the strong interest in Asia for iGaming and the growing value there for companies looking to move into up-and-coming iGaming markets. As Asia leads the way in merging new blockchain and A.I. technologies with the global iGaming sector,  SiGMA Group is strengthening trade ties with the jurisdictions in the region to facilitate fresh business opportunities for European companies.

The joint expos will echo the success of sister events SiGMA Malta and the Malta A.I. & Blockchain Summit, both well-established annual events which have set high standards on a global level. The shows in Manila in 2020 expect to welcome over 600 exhibitors and 11,000 attendees from across the globe for two days of conferences and workshops, and premier networking events.

Aside from taking on a supportive role for European companies looking to forge closer relations with their Asian counterparts, the launch of SiGMA Manila 2020 and the Manila A.I. & Blockchain Summit promises to bring a myriad of benefits to the hotspot, with introductions to global companies looking to expand in the area at the top of the agenda.

Eman Pulis, CEO SiGMA Group, commented, “Regulatory turmoil in Europe and an increasing appetite in Asia for online gambling and Distributed Ledger Technology has led us to take this bold leap forward and launch our two most successful shows in Asia. Whether you’re in iGaming, A.I., Blockchain, or emerging tech, our mission is to support the obvious trend of  European brands expanding East, and we’re delighted to endorse the great opportunities that exist in Asia.

“We do not just want to react to what’s going on out there, but we want to take an active, leading role in not only bringing the Asian and European community together but also building long lasting commercial opportunities.”

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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Suncity Launches New VIP Club at Macau’s Rio Hotel and Casino

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Macau junket firm Suncity Group has launched a new VIP Club at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Macau. It is Suncity’s 8th VIP Club in Macau. Rio Suncity VIP Club comprises a total of four VIP gaming rooms and 12 gaming tables.

The company made global headlines last week after Chinese media published an article accusing Suncity of signing up players who gambled in its Macau junket rooms to online gaming and proxy betting services. Both are banned under Macau and Chinese law.

In response, Suncity Group Chairman Alvin Chau Cheok Wa called a special press conference over the weekend at which he revealed Suncity would not conduct any gaming operations currently outlawed in Macau in any other countries and regions, even if those operations are legally allowed within those jurisdictions.

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Oriental Group Gets Approval for Developing Gaming Hubs to House POGOs

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Oriental Group, the Asian-based online gaming giant, has got approval form PAGCOR, the gaming regulator in Philippines, to develop two hubs for the purpose of hosting accredited Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs). The hubs will be based in Clark and Cavite.

The hubs will not only house the offices of accredited POGOs but also workers’ residences and relevant government agencies. The idea is to make it easier for PAGCOR to regulate the industry.

“We are making business more comfortable and easier for the operators by now licensing POGO hubs. Since it’s easier for us to regulate when they are in hubs, then there are some special privileges there like five-year licenses,” PAGCOR chair Andrea Domingo said.

According to Kevin Wong, General Manager of Oriental Game, the Clark hub which is covering an area of around 10 hectares is already operational and will be able to accommodate 5000 workers once at full capacity. The Cavite hub, which will cost Oriental Game Php8 billion (US$156 million) to build, will cover 20 hectares and house 20,000 workers.

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Sands China Launches Special Financing Support Programme for Local SMEs

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Sands China, the integrated resort developer and operator in Macau, has launched a special financing programme for its local SME suppliers, in cooperation with six local banks.

The new financing programme is part of Sands China’s F.I.T. initiative which offers Financial Support, Invitational Matching and Training and Development to local SME suppliers.

Through the Sands China SME Financial Support Programme, six local banks are offering special loans and credit to local SMEs who have contracts or purchase orders with Sands China. The goal is to support the development of local SMEs through faster, easier and more favourable bank financing loan products.

“Sands China is very pleased to be the first integrated resort operator in Macao to present this new financing program for our local SME suppliers. It is important for our company’s growth to go hand-in-hand with the growth of local businesses, and this latest initiative is part of Sands China’s ongoing and long-term commitment to supporting local SME suppliers. We want our presence in the marketplace to provide opportunities for smaller companies in Macao to benefit from the business opportunities that are created as a result,” Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd said.

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