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Article by Shaun McCamley featured in Asian Gaming Lawyer

White Paper: Proxy Gambling in Southeast Asia

by Shaun McCamley

Proxy betting is booming throughout Southeast Asia.  In early 2016, industry analysts estimated that proxy betting’s contribution to overall Macau VIP betting volume had grown about 15 percent in 2015 from the prior year.

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Steven Gallaway quoted in Asia Gaming Brief

Tigre de Cristal eyes non-gaming to lure local crowds

Tigre de Cristal, Russia’s biggest casino, is focusing on its non-gaming attractions to boost revenue following lower-than-expected demand from locals for its casino offering.

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Shaun McCamley quoted on CNBC

Vietnam refuses to lift casino ban on locals, dashing foreign investors’ hopes

by Nyshka Chandran

The failure of Vietnam’s government to reverse a longstanding ban on locals in casinos may be detrimental to foreign investment in the sector, analysts cautioned.

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GMA’s white paper on proxy betting is quoted in GGR Asia

Robust regulation needed for proxy betting: GMA

Proxy betting has a legitimate place on casino floors as a relatively cheap-to-establish product that can bring incremental gains to venues’ gaming revenues – but it needs “robust regulation” in order to be accepted, says a new research paper from consultancy Global Market Advisors LLC (GMA).

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Steve Gallaway quoted on Forbes.com

As China Slows Down, Asian Casino Operators Eye Tough European Market

by Muhammad Cohen

Tough times at home have Asian casino operators eyeing Europe in search of returns.  “With China down, it’s about finding revenue elsewhere,” Global Market Advisors managing partner Steve Gallaway says.  But Europe is a much tougher market than Asia, with more casinos and fewer people, lower bets and higher costs, he adds, a view most other experts endorse.  More Chinese are indeed visiting Europe but not enough to justify major casino investments; Chinese high rollers are still much more likely to play in Asia, where they’re more profitable to operators.  Asian operators do come to the continent with one ace up their sleeve that can change the face of gaming in Europe.

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Andrew Klebanow quoted in Inside Asian Gaming magazine

Clinton v Trump: The gaming industry’s great unknown

By James Rutherford

What can the gaming industry expect from this wildest and most unpredictable of US presidential elections?  Put it this way – what if someone told you six months ago that the next leader of the free world could well be a self-proclaimed billionaire property tycoon and the reality TV star with four corporate bankruptcies to his credit, who’s running on a pledge to ban the world’s Muslims from entering the United States and wants to build a wall across the country’s 1,900 mile border with Mexico?

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Steve Gallaway quoted in Inside Asian Gaming Magazine

Asian operators look to Europe

by Muhammad Cohen

More Chinese tourists are coming to Europe and Asian casino operators are following.  Chinese tourists come to Europe to broaden their horizons, enabled by rising incomes at home.  Asian casino operators also come to Europe to broaden their horizons, but they’re driven by falling incomes at home.  Like the tourists, casino operators find Europe vastly different and more difficult to navigate than their home turf.  Those obstacles don’t preclude a successful trip, but it does make the journey far more challenging.

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Bill Bryson’s white paper on gaming in Taiwan published in GGB News

Taiwan Moving Forward

While Taiwan has long been a venue of interest among foreign casino investors, the effort to bring casino gaming to Taiwan has been a journey of stops and starts over the past 25-plus years.  There has, however, been fairly steady progress since 2009, when the government of Taiwan passed amendments to the Offshore Islands Development Act which permitted island counties to create casino-anchored tourist zones if such zones were approved by a majority vote in a county-wide referendum.

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Bill Bryson quoted on Yogonet International

Increasing support for gambling legalization in Taiwan

Taiwan, officially know as Republic of China (ROC) since World War II, bans gambling under it’s Criminal Code.  Voters approved a referendum in 2009 that gave outlying county islands the right to house casinos, but to date, no island has opted to take advantage of the laws afforded to them.

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Bill Bryson quoted in GGR Asia

Public, economics could tip Taiwan govt to casinos: GMA

A combination of popular demand in outlying islands and a desire to boost Taiwan’s economy as a whole could lead the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to reconsider its long-standing opposition to casino gaming, says a briefing paper from lawyer Bill Bryson of Global Market Advisors LLC (GMA)

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