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World Series of Poker releases 2018 WSOP schedule The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has released the schedule for the 49th annual WSOP, with the world’s most prestigious tournament series to kick off on 29 May 2018 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The exhausting schedule runs for almost two months through to 17 July 2018 and ...
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 05:01

Tabcorp merger one step closer after Odyssey sale Australian racing giant Tabcorp Holdings is one step closer to finalizing its AU$11 billion merger with Tatts Group after completing its divestment of Odyssey Gaming Services to Federal Group subsidiary, Australian National Hotels Pty Limited. The sale of Odyssey, a slot machine monitoring service,...
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 04:46

PhilWeb acquires eGames sites as former owner cleared of insider trading Philippines gaming services provider PhilWeb Corporation has announced the acquisition of three Pagcor eGames sites. In two separate filings to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Tuesday, PhilWeb said it had acquired two sites in Cainta through its subsidiaries BigGame Inc and Easy E-Bingo Inc respec...
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 04:33

MGM Cotai, Imperial Pacific Resort race to meet 2018 launch dates MGM China CEO and Executive Director Grant Bowie says the company is confident its new US$3.4 billion Macau integrated resort, MGM Cotai, will be ready to open by 29 January despite having yet to receive license approvals. Speaking to Macau government broadcaster TDM, Bowie said that MGM China was...
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 06:10

Macau seeks measures for removal from EU list of “non-cooperative” taxation jurisdictions The Macau government says it is “maintaining close contact” with mainland China authorities on the adoption of the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters – an initiative of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) it believes would be helpful in ...
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 05:53

Property developer unveils AU$150 million plan for Townsville casino surrounds A local property developer has unveiled plans to build an AU$150 million resort surrounding Queensland’s The Ville casino in Townsville, which he describes as “the best site of any casino in Australia.” The concept plans were designed by specialist resort planners Gary Hunt Architects and Pur...
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 05:25

Macau gaming lawyers receive global acclaim Two of Macau’s most highly credentialed gaming lawyers have been named in the 2018 Chambers and Partners 2018 Asia Pacific rankings – an annual list of the world’s top lawyers and law firms in their respective areas. MdME’s Rui Pinto Proença and Bruno Nunes from BN Lawyers were among just ...
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 04:52

Macau December revenue racing ahead of expectations Macau’s gross gaming revenue is up 20% year-on-year so far in December, according to brokerage Sanford C Bernstein, thanks to “strong volume and the two weekends during the first 10 days of the month.” In a Monday note, Bernstein analysts estimated an average daily rate (ADR) of MOP$825 milli...
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 04:31

Galaxy announces plans for US$500 million Philippines resort Leading Macau concessionaire Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) has announced plans to build a US$300 million to US$500 million integrated resort on the island of Boracay in the Philippines. As reported by Bloomberg on Friday, GEG Deputy Chairman Francis Lui met with Philippines President Rodrigo Dut...
Monday, 11 December 2017 06:09

G2E Asia wins Brand Exhibition Award for second year running G2E Asia organizer Reed Exhibitions has announced that the leading Macau gaming trade show will receive the Brand Exhibition Award for the second year running at the 2017 Macao Convention and Exhibition Commendation Awards, to be held in Macau on Tuesday 12 December. The annual award recognizes and...
Monday, 11 December 2017 05:37

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Australian gaming shake-up looms as Tasmanian party vows to ban slot machines from state pubs and clubs

Australian gaming shake-up looms as Tasmanian party vows to ban slot machines from state pubs and clubs Australia’s gaming landscape could be set for a major shift with Tasmania’s opposition party announcing it would ban slot machines from pubs and clubs in the Australian state if it wins next year’s state election. In a shock announcement on Wednesday, Tasmanian Labor leader Rebecca White said... Thursday, 14 December 2017 06:07

Aristocrat names new Chief Financial Officer

Aristocrat names new Chief Financial Officer Aristocrat Leisure Limited has announced Julie Cameron-Doe as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer (Elect), subject to regulatory approvals. Cameron-Doe replaces Toni Korsanos, who recently announced her departure and will join the board of Crown Resorts. In a filing to the Australian Securi... Thursday, 14 December 2017 05:40

Marina Bay Sands tops list of world’s most Instagrammed hotels

Marina Bay Sands tops list of world’s most Instagrammed hotels Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands has been revealed as the most Instagrammed hotel in the world. The iconic hotel topped the official list unveiled by Instagram last week, with the more than one million images uploaded enough to beat out other globally recognized landmarks such as the Bellagio and Ven... Thursday, 14 December 2017 05:28

Japan Gaming Congress announces 2018 dates

Japan Gaming Congress announces 2018 dates The dates of the 2018 Japan Gaming Congress (JgC) have been confirmed, with the conference set to be held at Conrad Tokyo on 10 and 11 May 2018. The JgC returns for a third time after a hugely successful 2017 which was buoyed by the passing of the IR Promotion Bill last December. With the gambling ... Thursday, 14 December 2017 05:04

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2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Meet the Selection Panel

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Meet the Selection Panel Andrew W Scott CEOInside Asian Gaming Inside Asian Gaming’s CEO first entered a casino in 1986, fell in love with the surrounds and has been around them ever since. Andrew founded World Gaming Group and launched WGM in 2009, took over IAG in 2015, debuted a third magazine called High Life in ... Tuesday, 05 December 2017 19:28

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Ten Years On

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Ten Years On A decade of making the Asian Gaming Power 50 By Andrew W ScottIAG Asian Gaming Power 50 selection panel Chairman EVERY year for the last decade, Inside Asian Gaming has completed a task that is fascinating, exhilarating, intellectually stimulating and industry-defining whilst simultaneously bei... Tuesday, 05 December 2017 19:12

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Number 19 -  James Murren

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Number 19 - James Murren 19 James Murren CHAIRPERSON AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTORMGM China Holdings POWER SCORE1,165 LAST YEAR12 CLAIMS TO FAME • Chairman of the world’s second largest casino company • Credited with keeping MGM Resorts afloat during the GFC If the strong domestic results achieved by MGM China’s pa... Tuesday, 05 December 2017 14:44

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Number 18 - Chen Lip Keong

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Number 18 - Chen Lip Keong 18 Chen Lip Keong CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTORNagaCorp POWER SCORE1,234 LAST YEAR20 CLAIMS TO FAME • Casino monopoly within 200 kilometers of Phnom Penh runs to 2035, license to 2065. • Owns 65% of first gaming company ever listed in Hong Kong • NagaWorld extension Naga2 debuted in Novemb... Tuesday, 05 December 2017 14:39