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TimeofSands
COVER STORY
Ten years ago, theopeningof Sands
Macao changed the courseofMacau
andglobal gaminghistory, and
subsequent developmentshave
vindicated thebullishnessof LasVegas
SandsChairmanSheldonAdelson.
YetMr Adelsonalmostmissedout—
twice—on theopportunity tooperate
in the city.Meanwhile, thenewMacau
envisionedby gaming liberalization
remains awork inprogress.
INSIGHTS
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TheLastGoldRush
Theprospect of gaming legalization
in Indiahas international operators
excited, butmuchwork remains to
bedone, according to India-based
gaming consultant Albert Climent.
IN FOCUS
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Intriguing, InscrutableVietnam
A small casino in thenorth flourishes andamassiveone
in the south flounders inamarketwhere thepotential is
vast andawinning investmentmodel remainsdevilishly
elusive.
FEATURES
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Japan: TimeTo
Corral theBulls?
A$40billionmarket
glitters on thehorizon,
operators and investors
aredazzled, but two
new reports argue that a
reality check is inorder.
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GoingDeep
Aristocratwill beat G2EAsia to reaffirm its
leadershipas an innovator across allmarkets
and inevery game segment.
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Ballyhoo
ThenewBally-SHFL combinationwill be showingwhat
it’sgot at G2EAsia—and it’smore than the regionhas
ever seenunder one roof.
THEVIEW
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RulesBritannia
Asianoperatorsmay need to rethink their lucrative
Premier League sponsorshipdeals.
BRIEFS
90
RegionalBriefs
92
InternationalBriefs
94
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