Tag Archives: Beijing
- Mahjong is a mind sport; Olympic hopeful; and epileptic fit inducer
August 3, 2017
The Chinese gambling game Mahjong becomes a mind sport, is put forward as a contender for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing and is responsible for a series of epileptic seizures. “What’s that game?” It's the same question each time I walk into the casino with a newbie. It's the...
- Eagle-eyed China keeping close tabs on 26 online game operators
August 30, 2016
After Baidu, Beijing has set its sights on a new target: online games. The Ministry of Culture has reportedly warned 26 online game operators to resolve their violations, which include running banned games and failing to use real-name registrations, among other things, according to state news agency Xinhua. Of these...
- Beijing authorities slaps Baidu with a “to-do” list over gambling ads scandal
August 12, 2016
Are Beijing authorities treating China's leading search engine Baidu with kid gloves? Beijing authorities on Friday ordered Baidu to beef up its advertising business and marketing oversight in the wake of the gambling promotion scandal last month. But as to what penalties await the top honcho of Baidu, the Chinese...
- Macau Gets Sucker Punched By Beijing Again
June 7, 2016
It turns out those “helpful policies” that Beijing promised to enact in order to help Macau were just more anti money laundering regulations. They are all directed at the VIP segment. The announcement of these helpful policies are what catalyzed Wynn into forming and holding a double bottom in October...
- SportQuake continues expansion with new Asian offices
January 28, 2016
LONDON 28.01.2016 - SportQuake, the award winning sport marketing agency, has today announced the opening of new Hong Kong and Beijing offices as part of their expansion into the China market. The growth represents another milestone for SportQuake in a year that marks its 10-year anniversary since being founded by...
- Macau: Beware Governments Bearing “Helpful Policies”
October 6, 2015
It’s a gambit to start out a column by pouring cold water on potentially good news with negative shock value, but after a huge red hot Macau stocks rally which brought Wynn up 23% in a single day, some cold water may be needed. Earlier this week, Beijing’s point man...
No, Las Vegas Sands is not buying Wynn Resorts
March 17, 2017