One of the latest entrants to the burgeoning Indian online gambling market is GuruPlay, a leading sports betting and iGaming brand designed for all types of Indian players.
It offers a premium service, meaning all players, especially high-rollers, can get an exclusive and intimate experience. Everyone looking for an authentic boutique casino brand can get what they are looking for with GuruPlay, a gambling site launched in 2022 to provide a tailored experience for VIP players.
This gambling hub is both a casino and a sports betting site. It offers regular casino games, live dealer games, sports betting across a wide range of markets and live betting options for the games covered.
With a library of 2000+ casino titles, GuruPlay has enough options to satisfy the needs of many players. The games on offer involve various slots, jackpots, card games, table games, game shows, live roulette, blackjack, and baccarat titles, live wheel, poker and dice games, and live lotteries.
GuruPlay also offers various bonuses and promotions for all of its members. The list includes large welcome packages, free spin offers, reload bonuses, and more.
The site is also highly secure. It uses the latest protection measures for both data and transactions.
When it comes to the banking system, it was designed to meet the needs of Indian players. As a result, they can opt for popular payment methods like AstroPay, UPI, Paytm, NetBanking, PhonePe and eZeeWallet — all while using Rupees.
Macau’s September Gaming Revenue Drops
Despite the combined impact of Typhoon Saola and the lingering effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, Macau’s casino industry has shown remarkable resilience. Gross gaming revenue (GGR) for September 2023 was US$1.86 billion, a 13% decrease from August, which was the industry’s best post-COVID month, due to typhoon-related casino closures. However, year-on-year, the industry posted a 404% increase compared to September 2022, when pandemic restrictions were still in place.
Despite the September drop, the cumulative revenue for the first nine months of 2023 was US$16.1 billion. This represents a substantial 305% surge compared to the same period in 2022. The impressive rebound has brought the industry’s total revenue close to the government’s annual revenue projection, demonstrating the sector’s strong recovery from the pandemic.
Macau’s gaming industry, traditionally reliant on mainland Chinese high rollers, faces the necessity and pressure to transition away from this model. The economic recession that accompanied the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as Beijing’s push for an overhaul of the gaming sector, have made it impossible for Macau authorities to maintain the status quo.
However, Macau’s gaming industry has shown its ability to adapt and thrive amidst adversity. The city’s transition towards a model less reliant on high rollers and more focused on mass-market visitors could potentially usher in a new era of sustainable growth for Macau’s casino industry.
PA Media Group acquires leading horse racing data company iRace Media
PA Media Group has extended its global racing position with the acquisition of Asian racing data specialist iRace Media.
Based in Singapore, iRace Media is a leader in the Asian market, working with B2B customers such as The Hong Kong Jockey Club, Singapore Pools, 4Racing and Tabcorp to promote their racing coverage in the region via a range of data and content services, including form guides and interactive tipping content. Its services are built on the most comprehensive racing database in the region and it specialises in localising and translating its content for each of its customer’s target markets. It also produces the award-winning publication “iRace”, the most extensive racing form guide for consumers in Asia.
The acquisition complements the specialised racing knowledge provided by PA Betting Services and together the businesses will offer a wider proposition and enhanced value for customers, creating a global racing database and an expanded distribution network.
iRace Media will continue to operate as a stand-alone business under its CEO and founder, Steve Levar, and will provide expertise of the Asian market to PA Betting Services.
Clive Marshall, CEO of PA Media Group, commented: “PA has delivered content and data with unrivalled accuracy and integrity to our customers in the racing world for over 60 years. The acquisition of iRace Media allows us to expand our reach and services to rightsholders, bookmakers, affiliates and media partners in ever more relevant and creative ways, utilising the power of our global racing database and distribution.”
“We are thrilled to embark on this journey with PA Betting Services,” said Steve Levar, CEO and founder of iRace Media. “Through this acquisition, both companies will benefit from shared resources, expanded R&D capabilities, and a broader talent pool, enabling the development of racing solutions which will transform the racing landscape and create new growth opportunities.”
PAGCOR Licensees Give PHP60-M for New VMMC Wing
The Veterans Memorial Medical Center will soon have more patient rooms with the start of construction for the Magiting Veterans Wing on Friday, September 22, through a Php60 million grant from two licensees of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation.
The Magiting Veterans Wing is a project initiated by the Philippine Military Academy Magiting Class of 1970 with funding support from Bloomberry Cultural Foundation Inc. (BCFI) and Newport World Resorts Foundation, Inc. (NWRFI), among others.
The two foundations, representing Solaire Resort and Newport World Resorts, respectively, each released Php30 million with PAGCOR’s approval.
The project will be carried out in two phases. The first will be sponsored by BCFI and covers civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, masonry works and roof deck waterproofing while the second phase will be funded by NWRFI and consists of works, fixtures and devices.
The Magiting Wing will have a total floor area of 1379.84 square meters and will house 12 new private rooms inclusive of four suites, a nurse station, lounge area, hallway, storage, access ramp and connecting bridge to the main hospital building.
PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro H. Tengco said the agency approved the grant from the casino foundations because of the project’s noble objective.
“PAGCOR recognizes the patriotism and sacrifice of Filipino veterans who dedicated their youth, vigor, strength and even lives for our country. By supporting this noble project, we show our gratitude to our modern-day heroes and their families,” he said.
Tengco said all integrated resort casino licensees in the country are required to put up a foundation to fund Corporate Social Responsibility programs on education infrastructure, health facilities, environmental preservation and cultural heritage restoration.
Two percent of the licensees’ gross gaming revenues from non-junket tables automatically go to such foundations.
Defense Secretary Gilberto C. Teodoro, who graced the ceremonial concrete pouring for the project, expressed gratitude to the project supporters.
“As donee, we will provide the necessary maintenance and other operating expenditures to see to it that your donations will not go to waste,” he said.
Teodoro said other plans to improve the welfare of Filipino veterans include decentralising the VMMC’s services and the upskilling of hospital personnel so that doctors and specialists can focus more on caring for patients.
“No soldier ever retires. They are always a part of the system. They provide guidance and support to our active personnel hence their job as a soldier is never done,” he said.
Aside from BCFI and NWRFI, other major sponsors of the Magiting Veterans Wing project are DMCI, San Miguel Corporation and some retired military personnel.
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