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Reimagining
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s capital of Colombo isbeing
transformedbyChinese-funded infrastructure,
includingamassive land reclamationproject
to createanultra-modernextensionof the
city itself. Colombo’snew skyline, along
with the country’snatural wonders and
treasuredheritage, will provideanalluring
backdrop to the three resort casinosbeing
developedaround the city’smaster-planned
entertainment hubat BeiraLake.
IN FOCUS
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MacauShopping,NotDropping
AsMacau’sgaming revenue retreats, retail revenueat the
city’scasino resortskeepsadvancing. Thesector isso
firmlyestablishednowasahigh-margingrowthstream,
all thenewCotai resortsplan to jumpon thebandwagon.
TECHTALK
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Natural Fit
Amid themergermaniasweepingupgaming industry
suppliers, the joiningofMEI andCranePayment Solutions
isoneof theeasierunions to rationalize—andoneof the
best-positioned to thrive.
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ReallyBetter—InReal Time
WithGamingFloorLive, TCSJOHNHUXLEYhasunleashed
a technology to take tablegames toanew level, enabling
real-timedatacollectionandanalysis tomaximize
performance.
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MissionFocused
WMS issticking to itsmantraof
“KeepingPlayers in theGame”witha
new lineupof eye-catching titlesand
popular licensed themesonupgraded
cabinetsandenhancedplatforms. It’s
also redoubling itsefforts togetmore
of thoseplayers inAsia.
FEATURE
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Excluding theVulnerable
Employees inMacau’sgaming industry
havebecomedisproportionately
susceptible todevelopinggamblingproblems, prompting
calls tokeep themout of casinosafterhours.
BRIEFS
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RegionalBriefs
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InternationalBriefs
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EventsCalendar
Contents
December
2014
COVER STORY
INSIGHTS
Machines
and theMan
If we’ve learned
anything from
Macau’s current
travails it’s that its
futuredependson
its transformation
intoa truemass
gamblingdestination.
Fortunately, it’s a
future that is already unfolding. Theevidence ison its
slot floors, andBally-SHFL’sKen Jollywill bemaking
sure the reelskeep spinning.
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