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SmallNoMore
Adeterminedgroupof gaming
machinemanufacturers,most of
them locallybased, are takinga
greatershareofAsia’scasino floors.
Lesser-known than thebignames,
perhaps, they’re just ascreative,
and inmanywaysmorenimble, and
certainly they’reaggressive.
EVOLVINGMACAU
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PoorLittleRichPlace
Macau ranksas thesixth-wealthiest territory in theworldas
measuredbyGDPpercapita.But thespoilsof thegaming
boomarenotbeingsharedevenlyamong itspeople.Could
this lead toaHongKong-stylesocialmeltdown?
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PerspectiveShifts
Macau’seconomy isaone-trickpony, albeit a
superchargedone, fedby theseemingly insatiableChinese
appetite togamble. Yet, as robust as theponyappears,
there’snoguarantee itwill generateperpetual growth.
IN FOCUS
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HailManila
CaesarsEntertainment is rollingout anaggressive
Asia strategy, followingon itsplannedSouthKorea
megaresortwitha$1billionplan for the same inManila.
TECHTALK
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Unique Intersection
As this summer’smergermania
swept up theworld’sbiggest slot
manufacturers,MultimediaGameswas
peggedasoneof theprime takeover
targets. Fewwouldhaveguessed the
buyerwouldbeGlobal CashAccess.
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Beauty’sBodyguards
Toughon counterfeiters,
easy on theeyes,
the chips, plaques
and jetons crafted
byGamingPartners
International are still
leading theway.
BRIEFS
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RegionalBriefs
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InternationalBriefs
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