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IGT forms joint venture to provide lottery products in China Global gaming giant IGT has formed a Chinese-foreign equity joint venture with Shenzhen Tian Lian Cai Investment Co Ltd – a subsidiary of Chinese conglomerate Telling Telecommunication Holding Co Ltd – to provide innovative lottery products to regulated Lottery Centers in the People’s Republic...
Thursday, 27 July 2017 22:53

Genting Singapore tipped to outperform MBS in mass Genting Singapore is tipped to outperform its Singapore rival Marina Bay Sands (MBS) in the mass market segment, according to Morgan Stanley analysts, with property EBITDA estimated to come in at SG$270 million when the former releases its 2Q revenue results in the coming weeks. The prediction foll...
Thursday, 27 July 2017 22:43

Pachinko leader Dynam sees revenue decline as high limit players stay away Japan’s pachinko market leader, Dynam Japan Holdings, saw its revenues decline in the three months to 30 June 2017 due to “a harsh environment” that has seen a fall in the number of customers playing in its high playing cost halls. In its 2Q earnings release, filed with the Hong Kong Stock Ex...
Thursday, 27 July 2017 22:14

Shining Star- Matt Bekier When Matt Bekier was appointed CEO of Star growth expected when 2017 results are released later this year and entertainment Group – then known as echo entertainment – in 2014, the company was reeling from a 30.5% fall in profits, plunging share prices and ongoing public relations nightmares incl...
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 08:08

Beating the odds, changing the game By Muhammad CohenWith customers literally breaking down the doors at its May 2004 opening, Sands Macao demonstrated Macau’s untapped mass market potential. Thirty-eight months later, the Venetian Macao tapped that potential – and it was a gusher. The success of the Venetian, which instantly beca...
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 07:54

View from the top Inside Asian Gaming speaks to Aristocrat’s recently promoted CEO Trevor Croker about his first few months in the top job and his plans for maintaining the slots giant’s winning momentum.   Inside Asian Gaming: You’ve been CEO for a little over four months now. How have you found the role so...
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 07:37

From Uber to Amazon By: Dr Peter T Treadway In his latest column for Inside Asian Gaming, Dr Peter T Treadway explains why regions like Macau and Hong Kong must support tech business as the way of the future.   Since issuing the last Dismal Optimist in May, tech stocks roared upward. That is until the afternoon of...
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 07:19

Anson Wong: New beginnings Inside Asian Gaming Deputy Editor Raquel Dias chats with Entertainment Gaming Asia founder Anson Wong about the path that led him to start his own business.   Raquel Dias: Thank you for making time for us Anson. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Anson Wong: Wow, that is a little hard....
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 07:13

Time for a corporate rethink By Professor Dr Brian To In his latest column for IAG, Dr Brian To examines the management failures of three corporate giants – all of which could have been avoided.   JAPAN may be famous for its keiretsu, Kanban and long working hours, but one once mighty Japanese company, Toshiba, has recent...
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 07:05

New era dawns in Sydney The Australasian Gaming Exhibition will be the biggest gaming trade show in the Southern hemisphere in 2017 as it moves to its new home at the impressive ICC Sydney.   Having spent the past three years at nearby Glebe Island, the Australasian Gaming expo (AGe) enters a new era in 2017 as it moves...
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 06:58