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Looking forAmerica
Genting’s investments in resort
casinos inLasVegas,NewYorkand
Floridacouldsurpass$10billion
over thenext several years. That’s if
everythingunfoldsasplanned.But
even if it doesn’t, there’senough
toposeanenticingprospect for
investors—possibly inan IPO.
IN FOCUS
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Queensland’sBigGamble
TheAustralian stateplans to joinAsia’s casinoboomand
fix its ailingeconomywithdestination-scale casinos: A
calculated riskor purewishful thinking?
FEATURES
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Cotai 2.0LaborPains
Macau’s casinoboom
is outstripping its labor
supply. Lookingahead
to thenextwaveof
megaresort openings,
many are callingon
government to relax its
banonnon-resident
dealers. But that’s abig
non-starter, socially and
politically.More creative
solutionswill beneeded.
And someof themare
already taking shape.
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CreatingResonance
FromAsian-themedgraphics togame featurespopular
with locals toall-new celebrationmusic that gets them
smiling, Konami has fine-tuned itsproducts for optimal
performance in the region.
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TitansTie theKnot
Consolidation is redrawing theUSmachinegamingmap.
The latestmerger—and thebiggest at $6.4billion—has
GTECH, theworld’s largest lottery provider, inpossession
of the largest slot-maker, IGT.
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Into theLight
Apart from fuelinga spike inChina’s lottery sales,
lastmonth’sWorldCupalsoprompted calls for better
scrutiny over the country’s online lottery sector.
BRIEFS
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RegionalBriefs
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InternationalBriefs
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