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Macau Shopping, Not Dropping Retail revenue is bucking the current softness on the gaming side, and Sands China is leading the charge
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 16:13

Machines and the Man Macau’s slots market is heading for its best year ever, and Bally-SHFL’s Ken Jolly is making sure the reels keep spinning
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 15:19

Reimagining Sri Lanka Sri Lanka ’s capital of Colombo is being transformed by Chinese-funded infrastructure. The latest and most audacious investment involves a massive land reclamation project to create an ultra-modern extension of the city itself. These new additions to the skyline, along with the natural wo...
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 14:43

Poor Little Rich Place Macau ranks as the sixth-wealthiest territory in the world as measured by GDP per capita. The trouble is, the spoils of the gaming boom are not being shared evenly among its population. Could this lead to a Hong Kong-style social meltdown?
Friday, 14 November 2014 16:38

Perspective Shifts The world’s six wealthiest territories per capita have been blessed with massive windfall gains of various forms, from abundant oil and gas reserves to an influx of super wealthy tax exiles in search of glamorous second homes, and, in Macau’s case, a tremendously lucrative monopoly on le...
Friday, 14 November 2014 16:36

Asia’s Game Makers … Small? Not Any More While most of the big names were playing the region’s emerging machine gaming markets from the sidelines, a determined group of niche suppliers, most of them locally based, stepped up to fill the breach. Lesser-known, perhaps, but just as creative, in many ways more nimble, and certainly aggre...
Friday, 14 November 2014 16:34

Hail Manila Following on South Korea, Caesars bids bold for the Philippines — a billion dollars — and an Asia strategy takes shape.
Thursday, 13 November 2014 13:24

Faith, Hope and Ho Tram Vietnam’s first integrated resort has its share of challenges. Chien Lee has $20 million that says they will be overcome.
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 12:17

Winning Big Beyond the Casinos… In Singapore, You Bet Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa are two very different gaming resorts with one thing in common — they make a whole lot of money away from the games
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 11:38

High-End Anxiety Macau VIP revenue has fallen two quarters in a row, the sector’s worst performance in five years … So where have all the whales gone?
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 11:13

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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