IAG April 2015 - page 3

COVER STORY
Contents
April
2015
20
Unleashing
theWave
IN FOCUS
6
GettingPastChina
Reduced spendingbymainlandChinese visitors
highlights theneed forMacau toexpand its tourist
sources.Whethermore international travelerswill visit
andwhetherMacau canhandle them remain tobe seen.
INSIGHTS
12
PhilippineGaming’sGuidingLight
AsManila’sEntertainment City spursgrowthand
regulatory challenges, Pagcor chairmanCristinoNaguiat
wants all sides toprofit.
FEATURE
32
SolaireComes
toKorea
Manilaoperator goes
international, buying Incheon
islandand Jeju casino.
TECHTALK
34
On theCusp
of aNewEra
As anallianceof twodistinctly
complementary companies,
theGTECH-IGTmerger creates
several uniqueopportunities.
The combinedentity’s regional
games lineup stands tobenefit tremendously from IGT’s
mission to churnout alluringAsia-attuned titles.
BRIEFS
42
RegionalBriefs
44
InternationalBriefs
46
EventsCalendar
Cover Illustration
by
RuiRasquinho
Inacountrysetting the trendsacross
Asia, foreigner-only casinosare looking
woefullyantiquated. That’sset to
change from2017as the first of several
SouthKorean integrated resortscomes
online. Then, at last, the industry can
properlycapitalizeon
hallyu
, theKorean
culturalwave that’sdrivingdizzying
growth inChinese visitation.
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