IAG DECEMBER 2016 WEB - page 3

COVER STORY
Contents
December
2016
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TonyPayne:
EasternAspect
President of Shanghai-based slotmachinemanufacturer Aspect
Gaming, TonyPayne, tells
IAG
about his fascinatingly unorthodox
journey into thegaming industry.
iGAMING INDEPTH
20
Battle royale
With thegoalposts constantly shifting, developinganeffective
strategy toboth findand retainplayers in theonlinegaming
world ismoredifficult thanever.
TRADEEVENTS
24
MGSdebuts itsnew look
Thenewly namedMGSEntertainment Show celebrated its fourth
yearwith195exhibitors coveringall segmentsof thegaming
industry displaying their latest innovations.
GAMBLINGANDTHE LAW
28
Gamesof the future
The19th century gamesofferedbymodern casinoswill continue
toexist for older players, but the casinoof the futurewill not have
paper playing cardsorwooden roulettewheels.
FEATURES
32
Paying to thebase
The improvingeconomic fortunes of the casino industrywere
reflected inoverall CEO compensation, according toAETHOS
ConsultingGroupand its annual report onexecutive salaries.
iGAMING INDEPTH
38
Final fantasy
It’sbeenaneventful year forDFSgiantsDraftKings and
FanDuel, resulting in the revelation that theywill nowmerge.
IAG
takes a closer lookat their path tomarriage.
BRIEFS
42
RegionalBriefs
44
InternationalBriefs
46
EventsCalendar
INDUSTRYPROFILE
CoverPhoto:
IAG
TheMacausuccessstoryhas
seenoperators turn their
focus toAsia’semerging
markets insearchof their
owngoldenmoment. But
withuntestedwaterscome
unexpectedchallenges.
Digging
forgold
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