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MGS debuts its new look Boasting a brand new name and featuring a number of new sectors to reflect Macau’s growing diversity, the MGS Entertainment Show celebrated its fourth year in 2016. Held at the Venetian Macao from 15 to 17 November, the gaming trade show and exhibition – formerly known as the Macao Gaming Show ...
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 22:26

Battle Royale The changing face of iGaming acquisition and retention   With the goalposts constantly shifting, developing an effective strategy to both find and retain players in the online gaming world is more difficult than ever. By Ben Blaschke   It’s no great secret that online gambling is the fastest...
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 17:35

Tony Payne: Eastern Aspect President of Shanghai-based slot machine manufacturer Aspect Gaming, Tony Payne,tells IAG about his fascinatingly unorthodox journey into the gaming industry.   Inside Asian Gaming: Before we talk about your career in the gaming industry, can you tell us a bit about your background? Tony Payne: I...
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 16:58

Inter-national ambition Inter-national ambition IAG sits down with Interblock CEO John Connelly to discuss the gaming machine manufacturer’s rapidly expanding portfolio. By Andrew W Scott   Andrew W Scott: Thanks for chatting with us John. Interblock is a little different from other global gaming equipment m...
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 13:43

Back to the future Back to the future As gaming revenue growth returns, questions remain on whether Macau has created the foundations for a sustainable recovery. By Muhammad Cohen   Signs of Macau’s rebound abound. October saw a third consecutive month of rising year-on-year gross gaming revenue after 26 ...
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 13:17

Winning Hand Winning hand On the eve of the MGS Entertainment Show, IAG finds out a bit more about Chief Technology Officer of Winning Asia and  MGEMA Deputy Chairman Ronald Leung. IAG: First of all Ronald, can you tell us about your background? Ronald Leung: My parents were born in Macau in the 1950s, bu...
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 13:08

Embracing the PESO media model Embracing the PESO media model   Never before has there been so much marketing media yet so few people wanting to hear the messages. Under such circumstances, now is probably a good time to rethink our media efforts. By Julia Carcamo   For years, many in business thought of media in two forms:...
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 12:13

Four of a kind Four of a kind Ben Blaschke: Firstly Mr Chun, the name of the show has changed this year from Macao Gaming Show to MGS Entertainment Show. What was the reason for the change? Jay Chun: The straight-forward answer is that it’s about delivering the whole casino and gaming experience to the global i...
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 11:31

The Asian Gaming 50 - 2016: 1-10 [1-10] [11-20] [21-30] [31-40] [41-50] Sheldon Adelson isn’t one of the industry’s own. He made his fortune producing and selling trade shows. He’s the great casino showman he is, one of only a handful, because he is never content merely to exploit markets, he’s driven to ...
Monday, 19 September 2016 17:38

French Revelation French Revelation With Parisian Macao as bookend to its Venetian Macao, Sands China has created a compelling tale of two cities at Cotai’s core. Yet, for Sands China and for Macau, Parisian’s 13 September launch was the best of times, it was the worst of times. With its half-scale Eiffel To...
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 16:41

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Design For Profit

Design For Profit Architect Paul Steelman provides his insights into designing the most expensive privately funded buildings on earth and making and breaking trends. By Muhammad Cohen | Editor-at-Large EMINENT casino architect Paul Steelman helped create the Asian gaming boom with the groundbreaking design of Sands... Monday, 29 January 2018 15:11

Climbing the mountain

Climbing the mountain   ASX-listed Silver Heritage Group finally launched hotel and casino operations at its new Tiger Palace Resort Bhairahawa in late 2017, having survived the 2015 earthquake, a fuel blockade on the Nepal-India border and an AU$19 million (US$14.4 million) funding shortage as a result of the delays. ... Monday, 29 January 2018 15:07

Can sportsbooks survive a 1% tax on handle?

Can sportsbooks survive a 1% tax on handle?   The big news coming out of the United States this year is the likely striking down of the federal ban on sports betting. But with many states licking their lips in anticipation of added tax dollars, the sports betting industry may well have another crippling fight on its hands. THE US Supreme C... Monday, 29 January 2018 15:05

Herman Ng:Macau Pioneer

Herman Ng:Macau Pioneer Inside Asian Gaming discovers a bit more about Herman Ng, CEO and Executive Director of Macau-based slot machine services firm Asia Pioneer Entertainment (APE). Ben Blaschke: Can you start by telling us a bit about yourself and your background? Herman Ng: I grew up in Macau and then when I was 16 ... Monday, 29 January 2018 14:52