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ThePleasure
ofAnticipation
COVER STORY
Legendary videogame
developerHisaoOguchi
believes it’s time for slot
machines tobe funagain.
Heenvisions casinos as
meccasof communal
entertainment, and
aspresident of SEGA
SAMMYCREATION, the
casinogamingarmof the
Japanesepachinkogiant,
he’sgot big things inmind
toachieve it.
SUPPLIERAWARDS
2014
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From the
cutting-edge to
the tried-and-
true, therewas a
lot toget excited
about onAsia’s
casino floors
over the last year, andwe salute themanufacturers and
developerswhobrought it all tomarket.
IN FOCUS
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GainingaFoothold
With tentativeapproval from the
government of SouthKorea, US
casinogiant CaesarsEntertainment
finally looks tobe close to securing
thepresence inAsia it’sbeenafter
for years.
FEATURES
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Okada’sManilaBlues
KazuoOkada’sUniversal Entertainment
has lost onePhilippinepartner and
fallenoutwithanother, throwinganew
hurdle in thepathof the company’s
planned$2billionmegaresort.
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He’sGotClout
SheldonAdelsonmuscles abill tooutlawWeb
gambling into theUSCongress.
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ABehemothon theBlock?
IGT’s regionalmarkets in the
USaredown, international
opportunitieshaveproved
challenging, andanalysts are
speculating that the slot giant
may be ripe for a takeover.
TECHTALK
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Testing theTesters
Today’s independent gaming labs are
finding challenges aplenty inkeeping
pacewith the rapidevolutionof
technology in the21st century.
BRIEFS
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RegionalBriefs
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InternationalBriefs
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