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Technology’s Next Generation Macao Polytechnic Institute is teaching computer science with a specialization in gaming—a unique course of study born of a unique collaboration with the industry
Monday, 18 March 2013 13:28

VIP Business Basics In its authoritative report on the Macau gaming industry, “Still Raining Cash,” leading regional independent brokerage and investment group CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets details the workings of the still-dominant VIP sector
Thursday, 07 February 2013 10:50

Built for Speed Though it has been accused by some as an attempt to skirt Macau’s table cap, Sands China’s new Fast Action Baccarat is much more. It is designed to heighten excitement on the floor, and through various time-saving innovations, allows much lower minimum bets, paving the way to court a neglected c...
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 14:07

Passing the Buffett Test New research from CLSA suggests that even WarrenBuffett, the ultra-safe “Sage of Omaha,” would score Macauhighly on his well-known investment checklist.
Wednesday, 19 December 2012 18:10

Smokers Cornered The 1st January deadline to designate 50% of Macau’s casino floors as non-smoking areas is looming, and although the crucial issue of how VIP rooms are to be treated remains unanswered, as Cláudia Aranda reports, pragmatism will likely prevail
Monday, 19 November 2012 15:04

Business Not as Usual Neptune Group’s Nicholas Niglio on Macau, the state of the high end, and a new junket model for the market
Thursday, 18 October 2012 13:30

Isle of Man—the Choice for e-Gaming The Isle of Man is a global center for the regulation of online and remote gaming. Julia Connolly of Sovereign Trust (Hong Kong) Limited explains why the island, which is expected to issue its 50th license soon, is the preferred jurisdiction for many e-Gaming operators, especially those based in Asi...
Tuesday, 25 September 2012 12:12

Different Visions What makes Asia’s most bullish casino resort developer loath to enter the Philippines?
Monday, 06 August 2012 16:18

Seeking a Macau Playmate A bunny-filled casino could soon be hopping up in Asia’s hottest gaming destination
Thursday, 26 April 2007 16:40

Japan's Casino Opportunity CLSA’s Aaron Fischer believes the Japanese government will legalise casinos in the next couple of years, with Okinawa a frontrunner for the first license. Mr Fischer discusses the approval process currently in progress, and considers what form future casinos in the country could take
Sunday, 25 March 2007 16:29

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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