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Trouble inParadise
TheUSPacific territoryof the
NorthernMarianas is taking
bigstrides toward realizing
itsgamingpotential—but it’s
stumblingbadlywith itsbiggest
bet yet, a$2billion resort plan
for themain islandofSaipan.
FEATURES
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Securing thePit
Know-your-customer ismore thana strategy at Gaming
Partners International. It’s adiscipline. And inAsia it’s
beenhoned toa fineedge.
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Asia:
StraightAhead
The themes, the links,
themaths, theplay
mechanics, they’reall
liningupbehindBally
Technologies’ biggest
Easternpush yet.
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AShowcaseofSolutions
TheMacaoGamingShow intends tobe the region’s
premier platform for new technologies tomeet the
industry’s latest challenges.
INSIGHTS
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ChinaandGambling:
aLoveStory
Thephenomenon that isMacau
isnourishedby somedeep
historical roots, saysUMAC
AssociateProfessorDesmond
Lam. Readall about it inhis
latest book.
TECHTALK
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FocusedExpansion
Singapore’s slot clubmarket is the latest target
inDLV’sAsiaexpansionpush.
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Sealing theDeal
If you’venever heardofMalaysia’sMegaFortris, that’s
because they’re sogoodat theirmission to secureevery
casino’smost precious assets.
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Hitting theKeyNotes
High5Games is ona tireless
mission togather feedback to
drivegamedevelopment.
BRIEFS
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RegionalBriefs
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InternationalBriefs
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EventsCalendar
Contents
July
2014
IN Focus
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Clearing theAir
ComeOctober,Macau’s
booming casinos are
supposed togo smoke-free.
Well, not really. High-limit
cash tableswill be largely
exempted, leadingobservers
to forecast only amild impact
ongaming revenues.
COVER STORY
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