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Morgan Stanley upgrades Macau gaming stock expectations Financial services firm Morgan Stanley has upgraded its expectations for Macau’s gaming stocks, predicting 2017 gross gaming revenue of +12% on the back of stronger than expected performances from Melco Resorts and Wynn. Noting that Macau gaming stocks have underperformed in 2Q on the Hang Seng i...
Sunday, 23 April 2017 07:51

Sun Group confirmed as Vietnam locals casino operator Vietnamese investment firm Sun Group has been told it is the only developer approved by the Quang Ninh People’s Committee to build and operate a casino in the Van Don Economic Zone – one of two casinos to be part of a pilot program in which locals will be allowed to play. According to a report ...
Sunday, 23 April 2017 07:21

Francis Lui and Paulo Martins Chan to give G2E Asia keynote speeches DICJ Director Paulo Martins Chan, Galaxy Entertainment Group Deputy Chairman Francis Lui and Sands China President Wilfred Wong will be among the industry VIPs speaking at this year’s G2E Asia Conference at the Venetian Macao. Listing some of the highlights of this year’s Conference, to be hel...
Sunday, 23 April 2017 07:18

Baha Mar opens amid guest stay delays Chow Tai Fook’s long-awaited Baha Mar resort officially opened its doors on Friday but it will be another month before guests can actually stay, it was revealed. Baha Mar, the US$3.5 billion Bahamian mega-resort first imagined more than a decade ago, fulfilled its promise to open by 21 April this...
Sunday, 23 April 2017 01:23

Novomatic to display products on Ainsworth stand at G2E Asia Global gaming producer Novomatic will share a stand with Ainsworth Game Technologies for the first time at this year’s G2E Asia as it looks to demonstrate its expansion into the Asia-Pacific region. Supported by its official distributor in the region, Jade Entertainment and Gaming Technologies, N...
Sunday, 23 April 2017 00:48

TGG links with Japanese pachinko studio Prime Works Hong Kong-based gaming technology company TGG has announced a new partnership agreement with leading Japan-based pachinko gaming studio Prime Works. Prime Works is the first Japan-based gaming studio to have joined the HIRO platform, a turnkey solution developed by TGG to create an open gaming mark...
Friday, 21 April 2017 23:50

University of Macau Leadership program finding future gaming leaders The University of Macau is hosting the 4th Hospitality Leadership Program this week, an initiative by the Asia-Pacific Academy of Economics and Management aimed at addressing the scarcity in leadership talent in fast growing organizations that face market uncertainty and instability. The two-day pr...
Thursday, 20 April 2017 10:21

Paradise claim VIP confidence as Korean IR officially opens Paradise Group Chairman Chun Phil-lip has claimed his company’s US$1.1 billion Paradise City resort won’t suffer from a travel ban imposed by China due to the property’s VIP focus. Korea’s first integrated resort held its official opening on Thursday, unveiling a 711 room hotel, convention ...
Thursday, 20 April 2017 07:51

Jack Lam sells down Jimei International stake By Ben Blaschke Jack Lam has sold off his majority stake in Hong Kong holding company Jimei International Entertainment with Cosmic Leader Holdings Ltd acquiring 369 million shares – equal to 65.04% of the company’s entire issued share capital. The HK$443 million deal sees Cosmic Leader Holdin...
Thursday, 20 April 2017 06:38

Macau pro Pete Chen wins China’s first WPT Main Event The World Poker Tour has kicked off its new season with mainland China’s very first WPT Main Event. WPT Beijing wrapped up late Wednesday with Macau’s Pete Chen topping a field of 400 players to claim the US$300,000 first prize. Singapore pro Bryan Huang – another regular in Macau – also re...
Thursday, 20 April 2017 02:52

A Star is reborn

A Star is reborn By Muhammad Cohen | Editor at large Muhammad Cohen also blogs for Forbes on gaming throughout Asia and wrote Hong Kong On Air, a novel set during the 1997 handover about TV news, love, betrayal, high finance and cheap lingerie.   Star Entertainment Group’s rebranding of Jupiters Gold Coast a... Thursday, 06 April 2017 10:56

Finding the perfect Japanese IR mix

Finding the perfect Japanese IR mix By Dr Glenn McCartney and Dr Andy Nazarechuk In the second of their five part series on the development of Japanese integrated resorts, casino and integrated resort experts Dr Glenn McCartney and Dr Andy Nazarechuk look at the wide range of visitor segments a Japanese IR must address and how they d... Thursday, 06 April 2017 10:53

Society’s goldfish dilemma

Society’s goldfish dilemma By Professor Dr Brian To Dr Brian To takes a closer look at the world’s diminishing attention span and how some world leaders have cleverly taken advantage of the trend.   I’m rarely surprised these days by what I read, particularly in the populist publications. But I recently came across ... Thursday, 06 April 2017 10:49

Virtual sports - Art imitating life

Virtual sports - Art imitating life By Ben Blaschke  Roman Kuts from software solutions provider Slotegrator and Peter Korpusenko from virtual sports giant Golden Race discuss the evolution of virtual sports and why they have become a genuine alternative to the real thing for bettors across the globe.   “Virtual” is quite t... Thursday, 06 April 2017 10:43