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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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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