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Skill and social appeal needed to attract loyal multigenerational players   Classic games remain a gaming staple for properties, but the tastes and style of the newer gamers has shifted in the last few years. According to recent studies, younger audiences prefer games similar to what they played as adolescents including Xbox, Playstation, mobile and PC games, which...
Friday, 15 January 2016 14:55
INDUSTRY PROFILE: Rami Obeid   IAG: How does F&B in a gaming environment differ from F&B in say an ordinary hotel, restaurant or bar? RO: Players come to gamble, not eat and drink, so they don’t really care about anything else. You can’t interrupt them to say dinner is ready and will soon be cold. Sometimes they...
Friday, 15 January 2016 13:58
The (In)visible hand   To regulate is a fine art, and an unrewarding one at that. In fact, the most successful regulation is the one that goes unnoticed; that neither draws the lobbying eyes of the industry it conditions, nor the popular scrutiny of the society that it intends to benefit. When mastered, regulation c...
Thursday, 14 January 2016 12:46
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Tuesday, 05 January 2016 17:25
Retail review In years gone by retail was an afterthought for an Asian integrated resort. But with the rising Chinese middle class and its voracious appetite for brands, retail is as crucial as any other non-gaming element. How is retail shaping up in Macau’s new normal?
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 15:14
INDUSTRY PROFILE: Ken Jolly   IAG: Let’s start at the beginning. Tell us a little of your history with gaming over the years. Ken Jolly: I have truly been very fortunate in my career and had a global experience in the gaming industry by working and living in different regions. My career started 36 years ago in New South...
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 12:49
The Midas Touch Philippines-based Oriental Group offers the best of both worlds – land-based and online
Thursday, 16 July 2015 02:05
Fallen Out of Favor Sri Lanka’s casinos are operating in a decidedly hostile environment under the new administration of President Mithripala Sirisena
Monday, 15 June 2015 20:53
Point of Contact Innovative Technology’s cash handling products already enjoy a leading position in European markets. The company now has its sights set firmly on expansion in Asia.
Monday, 15 June 2015 20:48

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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