June 18

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Focus Asia Pacific

Japan plans to link ID card with access to casino resorts

Japan wants to tie its “My Number” ID card system to casino resorts to verify the identity of local players.

Macau may double its number of gaming inspectors

Authorities are planning to restructure the Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, adding more gaming inspectors and an extra director.

Russia tightens controls on online gambling

The Russian government has enacted a new law to facilitate the blocking of illegal gambling and lottery websites.

Pansy Ho Chiu King continues to reduce MGM Resorts stake

Pansy Ho Chiu King has reduced her MGM Resorts International stake to 0.82 per cent after selling an aggregate of 204,459 shares.

Hong Kong to shorten quarantine to 7 days for vaccinated visitors

Hong Kong authorities have announced that fully vaccinated travellers will only have to undergo a seven-day quarantine instead of the current 21 days.

Century Entertainment expects to post full-year losses of HK$40m

The company has published a profit warning forecasting losses of HK$40m for the year ending March 2021.

India: 13 arrested over illegal gambling

The Telangana state labour minister’s brother was among those arrested. The accused were also charged for breaking Covid-19 social distancing measures.

Malaysia: 6 arrested in raid on gambling call centre

Police have made six arrests in a raid on an alleged illegal gambling call centre in Taman Senggi.

Yokohama opposition may have found its anti-IR mayoral candidate

The opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan is expected to announce that Takeharu Yamanaka will be its candidate for the mayoral elections in August.

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