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Bright Year Ahead With diverse markets that range from the flat to the explosive— some marked by political conflicts, others models of public-private cooperation—and with new resorts appearing on the radar with price tags unlike anything ever seen, 2014 will be nothing if not interesting for gaming across...
Thursday, 13 March 2014 08:00

The Strait and the Narrow Taiwan’s long-awaited gaming law is headed for passage early this year with casinos on the main island out of the picture—or are they?
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 18:00

China Syndrome A new front has opened in the war between Crown Resorts and Echo Entertainment for control of Australia—Queensland—and they’re not the only ones eyeing the state’s potential as a magnet for the lucrative Asian tourist market
Monday, 30 December 2013 18:50

Gearing Up The inexorable growth of Macau’s mass market—and the premium mass in particular— is revving up industry profitability. If current trends continue, the mass looks set to deliver three-quarters of the city’s gaming profits by 2016
Saturday, 28 December 2013 19:53

The Great Mall of China Las Vegas Sands is looking ahead to Parisian Macao to further perfect a destination retail strategy that is on track to deliver $500 million-plus in revenues in 2013
Thursday, 19 December 2013 19:38

Isle Seat Macau needs Hengqin. Badly. The city doesn’t have enough hotel rooms for its millions of visitors and has no more unclaimed or undeveloped land for building them. Hengqin has plenty of both.
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 16:53

Sri Lanka’s Strong Hand President Mahinda Rajapaksa is pro-business, pro-investment and pro-casino, and there isn’t much on his island that dares oppose him … So what’s not to like?
Saturday, 14 December 2013 14:28

The Asian Gaming 50 - 2013 The sixth annual ranking of the industry’s most influential people sponsored by:
Thursday, 19 September 2013 13:03

Going the Distance Ho Tram is a ways from China and not too close to Ho Chi Minh City either. But The Grand is open for business. And it’s gorgeous
Thursday, 15 August 2013 15:55

Crown’s Jewel James Packer appears to have won his battle to develop a luxury resort in Sydney the likes of which Australia’s gaming industry has never seen. Not that the outcome was ever in doubt. What happens next is more difficult to handicap
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 16:53

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