Inside Asian Gaming

COVER STORY CONTENTS MARCH 2018 8 Breakfast Briefs FEATURES 22 European vacation Novomatic is targeting both the US and Asian markets with its recent acquisition of a 52% stake in Australian slot machine developer Ainsworth Game Technology. IN FOCUS 30 Problem solving IAG speaks with Davis Fong, Associate Professor in International Integrated Resort Management and Director of Institute for the Study of Commercial Gaming at the University of Macau’s Faculty of Business Administration. COLUMNISTS 36 Gaming and the nine intelligences Sudhir Kale explores the nine types of intelligence as defined by Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner and how they apply to the gaming industry. INSIGHTS 40 Spreading the word Recently appointed COO for open source platform provider TGG Interactive, Albert Yu, discusses the company’s plans for expansion through Asia and Europe in 2018. TRADE SHOWS 44 iGaming Asia turns 10 Celebrating its 10th anniversary, iGaming Asia Congress returns to Grand Hyatt Macau from 13 to 15 March 2018, featuring an array of exciting new innovations. TECH TALK 48 High and Mighty Aristocrat has launched its latest Asian-themed slot machine, Long Teng Hu Xiao – Mighty Cash. 50 EVENTS CALENDAR Cover Image: MGM China COLUMNISTS Gaming and the nine intelligences MGM “ALL-IN” ON COTAI Almost five years since MGM broke ground on its second Macau integrated resort, MGM Cotai finally opened its doors to the public on 13 February. 14