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Phone betting moves south after Macau ban

October 8, 2016

Phone betting lets people wager from anywhere there’s phone reception though an agent on the casino floor. Banned in Macau in May, proxy betting is growing across Southeast Asia, to the delight of casinos and junket promoters.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

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Macau analysts differ after Golden Week gains

October 20, 2015

Macau casino revenue for the early October Golden Week exceeded expectations, but analysts disagree on whether that signals an end to 16 consecutive months of declines.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

Macau casinos hit five year low, junkets teeter

October 5, 2015

In September Macau revenue plunged 33% to a five year low as new gloom enveloped the VIP sector.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.


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