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Chris Rowe named to replace Vincent Kelly as Aristocrat’s Managing Director Asia-Pacific By Ben Blaschke Chris Rowe has been named Aristocrat’s new Managing Director Asia-Pacific, taking over the key role from predecessor Vincent Kelly. Rowe, who first joined Aristocrat in 2004, moves into the region’s top job from his previous role as Sales & Business Development Director for...
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 07:11

Macau travel agency receipts rise slightly in 2016 Receipts from travel agencies grew slightly by 0.5% to MOP$6.53 billion in 2016 on the back of a similar increase in the number of agencies operating – up by six to 256 – according to the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). Among the various items of receipts, those generated from package tou...
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 05:31
Genting Hong Kong holds charity voyage on Dream Cruises Genting Hong Kong co-organized the 2nd Charity Voyage on board Genting Dream, the flagship of Dream Cruises, Asia’s Luxury Cruise Line, with the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals’ (TWGHs). From 22 to 24 September, more than 100 patrons and 19 students together with their parents travelled on the luxu...
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 05:14

CANVAS celebrates official debut in Macau with charity event In order to promote the concept of organic skin care, CANVAS made its official debut in Macau at JA Avenue on Monday. The opening ceremony, attended by celebrities and stylists from Macau, was held at the Square outside the main entrance of JA Avenue with Ms Angela Leong, Managing Director and Chie...
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 05:09

Donaco issues cease and desist letter to Star Vegas neighbor Australian-listed casino operator Donaco International says it has issued a cease and desist letter to the Thai vendor of Star Paradise – located adjacent to Donaco’s Star Vegas in Poipet, Cambodia – for continuing to run gaming operations in defiance of non-compete provisions. Under the term...
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 05:03

IGT served notice over game personalization patent Gaming technology studio Scrappy Elegant Gaming (SEG) has served notice to global gaming giant International Game Technology (IGT) due to alleged infringement of its ‘970 patent. SEG is asserting that IGT’s products violate US Patent 9,582,970 – which claims various methodologies of game pers...
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 04:32

Typhoon Hato impact “marginal” as Macau operators eye 16% 4Q17 growth The impact of Typhoon Hato on Macau’s six casino operators has been described as marginal, with financial services firm Morgan Stanley predicting GGR growth to continue at better than 10% for mass and 20% for VIP through the remainder of 2017. In a report released on Monday, analysts Praveen Chou...
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 04:31

Universal taking Okada’s Aruze Gaming America to court for unpaid patent fees Japan’s Universal Entertainment Corporation is taking founder and former Chairman Kazuo Okada’s wholly-owned Aruze Gaming America Inc (AGA) to Tokyo District Court, claiming the partner company has continually violated a patent licensing agreement by failing to pay fees. Universal announced the...
Sunday, 24 September 2017 15:38

Suncity Group announces Vietnam IR services agreement and March 2019 opening date Suncity Group Holdings Limited has signed an agreement via local subsidiary Suncity Group Management and Consultancy (Van Don) Limited to provide technical services for the opening of its Vietnamese integrated resort in Quang Ninh Province, which it says will begin operations on 31 March 2019. In a...
Sunday, 24 September 2017 15:30

Former Crown Resorts boss Rowen Craigie joins Racing Victoria Former Crown Resorts CEO Rowen Craigie, who stepped down from the role in February following the arrest of 19 employees in China late last year, has been appointed to the board of Racing Victoria. Mr Craigie is one of five new directors appointed by Victorian state racing minister Martin Pakula to ...
Sunday, 24 September 2017 15:26

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Chris Rowe named to replace Vincent Kelly as Aristocrat’s Managing Director Asia-Pacific

Chris Rowe named to replace Vincent Kelly as Aristocrat’s Managing Director Asia-Pacific By Ben Blaschke Chris Rowe has been named Aristocrat’s new Managing Director Asia-Pacific, taking over the key role from predecessor Vincent Kelly. Rowe, who first joined Aristocrat in 2004, moves into the region’s top job from his previous role as Sales & Business Development Director for... Tuesday, 26 September 2017 07:11

Macau travel agency receipts rise slightly in 2016

Macau travel agency receipts rise slightly in 2016 Receipts from travel agencies grew slightly by 0.5% to MOP$6.53 billion in 2016 on the back of a similar increase in the number of agencies operating – up by six to 256 – according to the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). Among the various items of receipts, those generated from package tou... Tuesday, 26 September 2017 05:31
Genting Hong Kong holds charity voyage on Dream Cruises Genting Hong Kong co-organized the 2nd Charity Voyage on board Genting Dream, the flagship of Dream Cruises, Asia’s Luxury Cruise Line, with the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals’ (TWGHs). From 22 to 24 September, more than 100 patrons and 19 students together with their parents travelled on the luxu... Tuesday, 26 September 2017 05:14

CANVAS celebrates official debut in Macau with charity event

CANVAS celebrates official debut in Macau with charity event In order to promote the concept of organic skin care, CANVAS made its official debut in Macau at JA Avenue on Monday. The opening ceremony, attended by celebrities and stylists from Macau, was held at the Square outside the main entrance of JA Avenue with Ms Angela Leong, Managing Director and Chie... Tuesday, 26 September 2017 05:09

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All you need to know about Macau’s recovery

All you need to know about Macau’s recovery Now in its second year, the global casino capital’s comeback speeds ahead along unexpected tracks. By Muhammad Cohen | Editor at large   Macau’s recovery keeps producing surprising numbers and serious questions. Gaming revenue powered ahead 19% though the first seven months of 2017, with bot... Monday, 28 August 2017 18:34

Beneath the skin

Beneath the skin While leading game developers look to crackdown on the practice of skins betting within the eSports community, there are many who believe it should be a legalized and regulated industry in its own right. By Ben Blaschke   Skins betting has become somewhat of a dirty word in the world of eSports,... Monday, 28 August 2017 18:27

Global Ambition

Global Ambition Marina Bay Sands CEO and President and Las Vegas Sands Managing Director for Global Development George Tanasijevich discusses the company’s ongoing quest for global expansion in an exclusive interview with Inside Asian Gaming. By Muhammad Cohen | Editor at large   At the Japan Gaming Congress ... Monday, 28 August 2017 18:19

Leprosy, Ebola and problem gambling

Leprosy, Ebola and problem gambling Casino marketing expert Steve Karoul explains why problem gambling is such a difficult fix and why we must never stop trying. By Steve Karoul   What do they all have in common? Probably not too much, but how else do you focus one’s attention on such horrible diseases? One could argue that lepr... Monday, 28 August 2017 18:15