iGaming In The News: Top stories from the Asian market

08 May 2014 By Alastair Cleland

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​In the lead up to G2E Asia we take a look at stories focused on the Asian iGaming market.

This week, we're sharing some of the the best news from the iGaming industry over the past few days.

This first story was published in GamingIntelligence.com, focusing on the upcoming G2E Asia event. This year’s G2E will feature a new iGaming summit for the first time, alongside plenty of well-known industry leaders, such as MGM China Co-Chairperson and Executive Director, Pansy Ho. The all new iGaming Summit however, which is the main topic in the article, is said to reflect the growing importance of interactive mobile and social gaming, both regionally and worldwide. The iGaming Summit will be held as an intensive one-day program and will feature a range of topics such as ‘Know the Rules: State of iGaming Regulation in Asia’.

Ahead of the major conference, Calvinayre.com also had news from the Gaming market in Asia. It has been reported that Singapore’s self-exclusion option has now been expanded after the launch of a new centralized self-exclusion system. Before now, citizens could only have themselves banned from entering the country’s two casinos. They now however will be able to choose to exclude themselves from other gambling establishments in the country, including sports betting clubs and jackpot clubs.

Calvinayre.com also interviewed Harish Narayanan from Paddy Power Asia this week. Harish talks about their plan for the Asian Market, like having licenses to operate in the region, and B2B deals. He also talks about their longer term view on online gambling regulation.

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