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I’ll TakeManila
COVER STORY
KazuoOkada’sManila
BayResortswill be
the largest of the four
IRs licensed for the
Philippinegovernment’s
Entertainment City
gamingdistrict—“an
integrated resort that is
going to stand shoulder
to shoulderwith
anything inAsiaor the
world,” saysMattHurst,
the industry veteran
who leftMacau for his
“dream job” running the
giant casino thatwill be
MBR’s centerpiece.
FEATURES
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KingContent
Aristocrat isona
mission todiversify
inMacau—and to
growwell beyond
it—arrivingat last
month’sG2EAsia
2014withperhaps
themost expansive
lineupof newgames
ever for Asia’s
dominant slot-maker.
GAMBLINGANDTHE LAW
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CubaLibre
BeforeFidel Castro,
casinos flourishedon the
big island90miles from
theUnitedStates. Now
that the ruleof theaging
dictator has endedand
his 83-year-old younger
brother, Raul, isnearing retirement, itmay be time to
bring themback.
TECHTALK
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ForwardWithaVision
Not contentwithdominating theelectronic table
gamingmarket inMacau, LTGame showedoff a varied
assortment of excitingnewproducts at G2EAsia.
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Elegance in Innovation
Alfastreet’s slicknewWiky e-tableboasts agenerous
32-inch interface that enablesplayers tobet onup to four
games at once.
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TheGoldStandard
JCM refused to rush its iV8 tablesidebill validator to
market. It’sbeen three yearsof field researchand
extensive refinements in themaking. It’s ready now for its
close-up.
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PremiumFocused
Abbiati CasinoEquipment isona roll inAsiaandplans
to releasea set of newproductsdesigned specifically to
cater to the region’s lucrativepremiummassmarket.
BRIEFS
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RegionalBriefs
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InternationalBriefs
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EventsCalendar
Contents
june
2014
IN FOCUS
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GoodTimes,BadNews
Transit visaabuses, junketmisdeeds, crackdowns
on illicit cash transfers—Macauhasbeengetting
slammedby negativeheadlines. But are the issues
behind themoverblown?
FEATURES
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USCasinoGrowth: aMixedBag
Anew report showsAmerica’s commercial and
tribal casinosgenerateda recordUS$66.2billion in
revenues in2013. But itwas amarginal increase year
on year, drivenmainly by jurisdictional growth, and
thenew competitionhashurt existingoperators.
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