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Virtual sports - Art imitating life By Ben Blaschke  Roman Kuts from software solutions provider Slotegrator and Peter Korpusenko from virtual sports giant Golden Race discuss the evolution of virtual sports and why they have become a genuine alternative to the real thing for bettors across the globe.   “Virtual” is quite t...
Thursday, 06 April 2017 18:43

Investing in Chinese tech stocks By Dr Peter T Treadway Professor, author and financial advisor, Dr Peter T Treadway is currently principal of Historical Analytics LLC, a consulting firm with an investment approach based on his Wall Street experience as economist, strategist and securities analyst.   In his maiden column for ...
Thursday, 06 April 2017 18:39

Progressively impressive By Joan Mantini Advances in game mechanics and systems technologies mean operators have more options than ever before when it comes to the progressive slot machine.   It’s no secret that manufacturers have been integrating new play mechanics, interactive capabilities and even skill-based con...
Thursday, 06 April 2017 18:28

Made for comfort By Ben Blaschke Gary Platt Manufacturing is not only the world’s leading supplier of casino chairs, it was also the company that revolutionized the casino seating industry. If you’ve ever wondered what separates one casino chair from another, the story of Gary Platt’s winning bid for MGM N...
Thursday, 06 April 2017 17:26

Ainsworth upping the ante at G2E Asia Slot machine developer Ainsworth Game Technology will be introducing its latest cabinets at G2E Asia 2017. Ainsworth will showcase a range of premium titles designed specifically for the Asian market at next month’s G2E Asia expo, to be held at the Venetian Macau from 16 to 18 May. Highlighted by...
Thursday, 06 April 2017 17:22

China’s Caribbean beat By Muhammad Cohen | Editor at large Muhammad Cohen also blogs for Forbes on gaming throughout Asia and wrote Hong Kong On Air, a novel set during the 1997 handover about TV news, love, betrayal, high finance and cheap lingerie.   The Caribbean’s costliest hospitality project ever and a dozen y...
Friday, 03 March 2017 03:24

Testing times IAG sat down with Ian Hughes, CEO and Managing Director of Gaming Laboratories International, to discuss the vitally important work the leading test laboratory carries out for the global gaming industry. By Ben Blaschke   Ben Blaschke: Thanks for speaking with us Ian. Can you start by telling us ...
Friday, 03 March 2017 03:19

ICE cranks up the heat Inside Asian Gaming was among the record number of attendees in London last month as the world’s biggest gaming industry exhibition, ICE, reached spectacular new heights in 2017. By Ben Blaschke   When it comes to the gaming industry, there are trade shows to satisfy every continent and sector....
Friday, 03 March 2017 03:13

iGaming Asia Congress heading to Macau The iGaming Asia Congress 2017 will return to the Grand Hyatt Macau this month, representing a unique opportunity to gain detailed insight into the latest from the growing world of online gaming.   To run from 27 to 29 March, iGA 2017 will feature an array of expert presenters and panelists to pr...
Friday, 03 March 2017 03:08

The importance of employee development In his latest column for Inside Asian Gaming, Dr Brian To examines the key factors organizations must consider when it comes to training employees to maximize their potential. By Professor Dr Brian To   Bringing out the best in every employee continues to be a priority for all organizations, even...
Friday, 03 March 2017 03:00

Current Issue

Tribal Ambition

Tribal Ambition By Muhammad Cohen and Ben Blaschke   Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment CEO Mario Kontomerkos believes the Native American casino operator has two aces in the hole for Japan, especially when it comes to the so-called regional markets beyond major areas. In his presentation at last month’s Japan ... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:55

Social Gathering

Social Gathering By Shaun McCamley   Social casino gaming is booming. In 2017, the global social gaming industry generated a whopping US$106 billion in revenues, with the social casino segment generating US$4.5 billion in revenues. Not surprisingly China, Japan and Korea generated 90% of the games revenue in the... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:44

Redefining Tourism

Redefining Tourism By Muhammad Cohen   In an era when tourism constitutes a growing portion of the global economy, integrated resorts present a potent although frequently misunderstood means for growing visitor arrivals and revenue. It’s not simply the casino but their range of attractions that make IRs such powe... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:37

Japan IR Timeline

Japan IR Timeline By Ben Blaschke   What year for Japan’s first IR? It’s a question that continues to divide industry stakeholders, the answer further clouded by the substantial disparity in opinion offered at last month’s Japan Gaming Congress (JgC) in Tokyo. At the nearer end of the scale, members of the... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:27