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“Gambling frenzy” a potential danger for Japan problem gaming policy: expert A global expert on responsible gambling policy has warned that Japan risks inducing dangerous player behaviors, including a potential “gambling frenzy,” if it implements responsible gambling measures based on fear rather than fact. Speaking at the third and final day of the MGS Summit at this y...
Friday, 17 November 2017 07:15

New direction, new ambition as IGT sets its sights on Asia By Ben Blaschke IGT Managing Director Asia-Pacific, Andrew Hely, says the company is well placed to significantly increase its Asian representation following a corporate restructure that has “re-empowered” the region. The global gaming giant unveiled a series of titles at this week’s MGS Ent...
Friday, 17 November 2017 07:12

MGS panel clash highlights difficulty in promoting Japan IR message The difficulties faced by the Japanese government, operators and stakeholders in educating the public on the benefits of integrated resorts were laid bare on Thursday as an off-the-cuff comment by a Japan gaming expert brought a strong rebuke from Aristocrat Managing Director Asia-Pacific, Chris Row...
Friday, 17 November 2017 07:08

Wynn Resorts loses bid to avoid Okada ouster trial Wynn Resorts Ltd and its former board member Kazuo Okada are officially heading to court next year after a Nevada judge threw out the company’s bid to avoid a trial over the forced redemption of his stock at a US$900 million discount in 2012. Wynn Resorts had argued that a July ruling in Nevada...
Friday, 17 November 2017 07:07

VIDEO: Ken Jolly introduces new Scientific Games portfolio Vice President and General Manager, Asia for Scientific Games, Ken Jolly, tells IAG about the company’s new titles on show at MGS Entertainment Show 2017.
Thursday, 16 November 2017 07:07

Macau government to clamp down on non-resident casino employees Macau’s Chief Executive, Chui Sai On, has stated the government’s plan to place stricter controls on the employment and promotion of foreign workers in Macau’s casinos, including a reduction in “the importation of and the renewal of applications for foreign workers” holding middle and seni...
Thursday, 16 November 2017 06:47

Asia Pioneer Entertainment commences trading on Hong Kong Stock Exchange Macau-based electronic gaming machine supplier Asia Pioneer Entertainment Holdings Limited (APE) has successfully commenced trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange following the completion of an initial public offering. APE announced that it had actively begun trading on the Growth Enterprise Marke...
Thursday, 16 November 2017 06:37

Macau’s MICE industry held back by mainland access difficulties The Chairman of MGS Entertainment Show organizer the Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Association, Mr Jay Chun, says Macau’s MICE industry continues to be hampered by poor mainland China access. The comments were made during an interview with Inside Asian Gaming at the MGS Entertainment Show ...
Thursday, 16 November 2017 06:29

Macau government eyeing greater regulation of gaming industry The Macau government plans to place greater focus on regulation of the gaming industry in 2018, including enhancement of its legal framework and strengthening of supervision on security and diversification. The topic of regulation was a central topic of two key speeches on Tuesday with Macau Chief ...
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 06:58

Macau “already the World Center of Tourism,” says Suncity’s Alvin Chau The CEO of Macau’s biggest junket operator, Suncity Group, believes the government needs to worry less about what other jurisdictions are doing and focus more on maintaining Macau’s position as the global gaming leader, claiming the city is “already the World Center of Tourism.” His comment...
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 06:13

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“Gambling frenzy” a potential danger for Japan problem gaming policy: expert

“Gambling frenzy” a potential danger for Japan problem gaming policy: expert A global expert on responsible gambling policy has warned that Japan risks inducing dangerous player behaviors, including a potential “gambling frenzy,” if it implements responsible gambling measures based on fear rather than fact. Speaking at the third and final day of the MGS Summit at this y... Friday, 17 November 2017 07:15

New direction, new ambition as IGT sets its sights on Asia

New direction, new ambition as IGT sets its sights on Asia By Ben Blaschke IGT Managing Director Asia-Pacific, Andrew Hely, says the company is well placed to significantly increase its Asian representation following a corporate restructure that has “re-empowered” the region. The global gaming giant unveiled a series of titles at this week’s MGS Ent... Friday, 17 November 2017 07:12

MGS panel clash highlights difficulty in promoting Japan IR message

MGS panel clash highlights difficulty in promoting Japan IR message The difficulties faced by the Japanese government, operators and stakeholders in educating the public on the benefits of integrated resorts were laid bare on Thursday as an off-the-cuff comment by a Japan gaming expert brought a strong rebuke from Aristocrat Managing Director Asia-Pacific, Chris Row... Friday, 17 November 2017 07:08

Wynn Resorts loses bid to avoid Okada ouster trial

Wynn Resorts loses bid to avoid Okada ouster trial Wynn Resorts Ltd and its former board member Kazuo Okada are officially heading to court next year after a Nevada judge threw out the company’s bid to avoid a trial over the forced redemption of his stock at a US$900 million discount in 2012. Wynn Resorts had argued that a July ruling in Nevada... Friday, 17 November 2017 07:07

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Guiding light

Guiding light Mr Jay Chun, Chairman of MGS Entertainment Show organizer the Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Association (MGEMA), discusses the birth of the MGEMA and how it plans to help shape Macau’s future ahead of the 5th anniversary of MGS. By Ben Blaschke       Ben Blaschke: The MGS Entertainm... Thursday, 26 October 2017 15:35

Macau satellite casinos: the more the merrier?

Macau satellite casinos: the more the merrier? MdME’s Rui Pinto Proença looks at the recent flurry of satellite casinos entering the Macau market and their apparent flouting of the “2008 Moratorium.”  By Rui Pinto Proenç As we enter the final stretch of 2017, it is clear that Macau will end the year with no additions to its portfolio ... Thursday, 26 October 2017 15:33

NOkada Manila

NOkada Manila Japan’s Universal Entertainment ousted founder Kazuo Okada earlier this year, prompting questions about the future of the integrated resort bearing his name and the company’s Japan casino ambitions. By Muhammad Cohen | Editor-at-Large After years of controversy, it all seemed to be coming toge... Thursday, 26 October 2017 15:31

Macau city brand strategy

Macau city brand strategy Professor Glenn McCartney explains the importance of developing a unique city brand strategy and why it can help Macau achieve true diversification when it comes to tourist appeal. By Professor Glenn McCartney The brand strategy of a city – from its vision and goals to the level of engagement wi... Thursday, 26 October 2017 15:27