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Industry shocked at sudden death of Foxwoods boss Felix Rappaport The gaming industry is in shock this morning following the sudden passing of Foxwoods Resort Casino’s President and CEO Felix Rappaport. Foxwoods and its owners, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation (MPTN), announced Rappaport’s sudden loss overnight, stating that the cause of death has not ye...
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 07:05

Vietnam operators say no to World Cup betting Vietnam might have passed a bill last week allowing locals to bet on international football but the new law, which comes into affect next year, arrives too late for the current World Cup in Russia amid revelations that not a single betting agent or operator applied for a license under a sports bett...
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 06:54

Melco hoping to commence Studio City Phase 2 construction in 3Q18 Melco Resorts Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho says he wants the company to commence construction of Phase 2 of Macau integrated resort Studio City within the third quarter this year in order to meet its July 2021 deadline. The tightening schedule follows a three-year extension granted by the Macau gov...
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 06:04

Universal prepares “organizational realignment” to prevent Okada involvement amid enhanced casino equipment business plans Japan’s Universal Entertainment Corporation has announced an “organizational realignment” aimed at preventing former Chairman Kazuo Okada from having any involvement in its casino-related businesses. In a press statement issued on Monday, Universal revealed that it had established a new compa...
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 05:44

VIDEO: Inside Morpheus at City of Dreams Inside Asian Gaming presents a glimpse inside Melco Resorts’ new US$1.1 billion Morpheus hotel at City of Dreams, which opened in Macau last Friday 15 June.
Monday, 18 June 2018 15:33

VIDEO: Week in Review Inside Asian Gaming takes a look back at the biggest stories of the past week.
Friday, 15 June 2018 07:18

SJM director Angela Leong registers six Macau trademarks ahead of Cotai IR launch Macau Theme Park and Resort Limited – a company controlled by SJM Co-Chairman and Executive Director Angela Leong – has registered six new Macau trademarks, most likely to be incorporated into SJM’s under-construction Cotai integrated resort Grand Lisboa Palace. According to a report by Macau...
Friday, 15 June 2018 07:16

French Republic bestows Chevalier de L’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur on Pansy Ho MGM China Co-Chairperson and Executive Director Pansy Ho has been bestowed the Chevalier de L’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur by the French President for her contribution in promoting French-Chinese trade, tourism, arts and cultural cooperation and exchange. The L’Ordre National de la ...
Friday, 15 June 2018 06:57

Lawrence Ho doubles down on US$10 billion Japan pledge Melco Resorts Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho has reaffirmed his commitment to invest more than US$10 billion into a Japan integrated resort should his company win one of the three casino licenses on offer under the country’s IR legislation. Speaking to media ahead of the opening of Melco’s US$1 b...
Friday, 15 June 2018 06:29

Melco Resorts to open luxury Macau hotel Morpheus today Melco Resorts will launch its new luxury hotel Morpheus at City of Dreams today. The US$1 billion hotel, designed by the late Zaha Hadid, has been described by Melco Resorts Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho as the company’s “masterpiece” and is positioned to target the lucrative premium mass seg...
Friday, 15 June 2018 06:11

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Korean state-owned casino operators tumble in annual government performance assessment

Korean state-owned casino operators tumble in annual government performance assessment Korean casino operator Grand Korea Leisure (GKL) has received the lowest possible E grade in the government’s annual evaluation of management performance among public institutions. GKL was one of two companies to receive the low mark alongside Korea Coal Corporation, with the evaluation focusing ... Thursday, 21 June 2018 06:47

Macau floating casino developer never signed final contract with operator: report

Macau floating casino developer never signed final contract with operator: report The company flagged to help develop and build Macau’s first floating hotel and casino – The Dragon Pearl Casino Hotel – has revealed that it never managed to sign a final contract for the ambitious project with operator Dragon Corp. As revealed by Macau News Agency this week, Norway’s Brova... Thursday, 21 June 2018 06:18

Macau’s Emperor Entertainment confident in prospects despite 8.1% gaming decline

Macau’s Emperor Entertainment confident in prospects despite 8.1% gaming decline Macau casino operator Emperor Entertainment Hotel Limited, which runs the Grand Emperor Hotel and Inn Hotel Macau, has declared its future prospects bright despite a 7.1% decline in revenue for the year ended 31 March 2018, including an 8.1% fall in revenue from gaming operations. Emperor Entertain... Thursday, 21 June 2018 05:23

Japan extends Diet session to pass long-awaited IR bill

Japan extends Diet session to pass long-awaited IR bill Japan’s lower house has voted to extend the current Diet session until 22 July in order to pass key legislation, including the long-awaited IR Implementation Bill. The IR bill passed through the lower house on Tuesday but was in danger of stalling again with the standard 150-day Diet session orig... Wednesday, 20 June 2018 18:50

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Tribal Ambition

Tribal Ambition By Muhammad Cohen and Ben Blaschke   Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment CEO Mario Kontomerkos believes the Native American casino operator has two aces in the hole for Japan, especially when it comes to the so-called regional markets beyond major areas. In his presentation at last month’s Japan ... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:55

Social Gathering

Social Gathering By Shaun McCamley   Social casino gaming is booming. In 2017, the global social gaming industry generated a whopping US$106 billion in revenues, with the social casino segment generating US$4.5 billion in revenues. Not surprisingly China, Japan and Korea generated 90% of the games revenue in the... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:44

Redefining Tourism

Redefining Tourism By Muhammad Cohen   In an era when tourism constitutes a growing portion of the global economy, integrated resorts present a potent although frequently misunderstood means for growing visitor arrivals and revenue. It’s not simply the casino but their range of attractions that make IRs such powe... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:37

Japan IR Timeline

Japan IR Timeline By Ben Blaschke   What year for Japan’s first IR? It’s a question that continues to divide industry stakeholders, the answer further clouded by the substantial disparity in opinion offered at last month’s Japan Gaming Congress (JgC) in Tokyo. At the nearer end of the scale, members of the... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:27