Malaysia

News & Analysis

Malaysian Deputy Minister Touts Review Of Gambling Laws

Malaysia’s deputy home minister has confirmed the government is continuing to review legislation related to gambling, amid lawmaker complaints over ease of access to online products, but did not say if regulation is on the cards.

UK Football Sponsor Row Erupts As TV Doc Calls For Radical Rethink

British football’s complex relationship with betting advertising and sponsorship was in the spotlight again yesterday after fans of Norwich City hit out at the club’s deal with gambling firm BK8.

The move to sign up the Asian-facing firm as its main shirt sponsor, which will significantly bolster the newly-promoted club’s finances, comes amid the UK government review of the 2005 Gambling Act, including assessing regulations around sports sponsorship and advertising at live events.  

Personnel Moves - March 2021

Sweden's gambling regulator reappoints its oversight board, Genius lines up M&A supremo and Mohegan appoints a new international boss.

Research & Reports

Market Insight: Asia-Pacific Lotteries & Betting

This in-depth report provides insight into the size, structure and growth of eight key lottery and betting markets in the Asia-Pacific region, containing analysis, updated as new information becomes available, of sector themes and key jurisdictional and macro developments.

Market Insight: Asia-Pacific Land-Based Gaming

This in-depth report provides insight into the size, structure and growth of eight land-based gaming markets in the Asia-Pacific region, containing analysis, updated as new information becomes available, of sector themes and key jurisdictional and macro developments including the impact of COVID-19 and the increasing reach and influence of China on the Asia-Pacific sector at large.

Q&A: Gambling Regulation in Malaysia

Gambling in Malaysia is strictly regulated and subject to a licensing system, and to date only one licence for a casino has been granted. In addition, there is a complete ban on gambling for the Muslim population.

Malaysia: Department of Personal Data Protection Consults on Personal Data Protection Order

The Department of Personal Data Protection has launched a public consultation on the Personal Data Protection (Transfer of Personal Data to Places outside Malaysia) Order 2017, which provides a list of countries considered acceptable or trustworthy to maintain adequate standards of data protection by the Personal Data Protection Commissioner.

The Personal Data Protection (Transfer of Personal Data to Places Outside Malaysia) Order 2017 lists the following countries:

Data & Forecasts

IFHA Global Horseracing Report - 2008 to 2019

Latest annual data from the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA). The data released contains the following information: Number of flat and jump races by country and horserace betting turnover, amount returned to bettors and deductions by country. There are approximately 6,130 data points in this document.

Genting Malaysia Report - 1997 to 2021Q2

Latest quarterly data from Malaysian-listed Genting Malaysia. The data released for the operator contains the following information: Revenues, cost of sales, gross profits and profits from operations. There are approximately 1,015 data points in this document.

Berjaya Sports Toto Berhad Report - FY1999 to FY2020Q3

Latest quarterly data from Malaysian-listed Berjaya Sports Toto Berhad. The data released for the operator contains the following information: Group revenue, cost of sales, gross profit, profit before tax, profit for the period and a breakdown of group revenue by business segment & geography. There are approximately 340 data points in this document.

Market Monitor: World Lottery Association Compendium

This report contains around 40,000 data points across over 150 lotteries and 85 countries, as collated annually by the World Lottery Association. The dataset displays total sales, GGR, digital sales & digital GGR by product category in horizontal time series and filterable table views.

RGB International Bhd. Report - 2003 to 2019

Latest quarterly data from Malaysian-listed RGB International Berhad. The data released for the company contains the following information: Revenue, cost of sales, gross profit, profit before tax and a breakdown of revenue by geographical location & business segment. There are approximately 1,040 data points in this document.
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