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Continued success for Sands China’s Local Supplier Support Programme Launched in 2015, Sands China’s Local Small, Medium and Micro Suppliers Support Programme is enjoying continued success as the company demonstrates its commitment to supporting local enterprises as part of the its corporate social responsibility efforts. Since the start of the programme, the comp...
Friday, 10 November 2017 04:07

Asian Poker Tour inks two-year Korea deal The Asian Poker Tour has signed a new two year agreement with Geutebruck Korea Inc, the company that operates the poker rooms at Paradise Casino Walkerhill in Seoul and Paradise City Incheon. The deal will see the APT hold events at both venues each year, with APT Korea Seoul 2018 already sche...
Friday, 10 November 2017 03:57

Galaxy shrugs off 3Q17 typhoon hit to continue upward surge Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) says it is “business as usual” at the company’s Macau properties following the devastation of Typhoon Hato in August, with the company reporting a 23% year-on-year increase and 10% sequential increase in revenue to HK$15.9 billion for the three months to 30 Sep...
Thursday, 09 November 2017 18:37

Huge 45% surge in Chinese arrivals drives Cambodia tourism growth Tourist arrivals in Cambodia surged by 11.5% to 3.9 million during the first nine months of the year, according to latest figures from the country’s Ministry of Tourism. The numbers were boosted by a 45% increase in Chinese visitation, with more than 841,000 arriving in the nine months to 30 Sept...
Thursday, 09 November 2017 05:52

Revenue down but mass market improvement provides MGM China upside MGM China has seen revenues fall 6% year-on-year to US$471 million (HK$3.7 billion) in 3Q17, including an 11% decline in main floor table games. With the company anxiously awaiting the launch of its new Macau integrated resort, MGM Cotai, on 29 January 2018, operating income fell to US$35 million c...
Thursday, 09 November 2017 05:21

Okada Manila to launch Cove Manila dome in December as Universal seeks profit boost Universal Entertainment Corporation has announced a December 2017 launch of Okada Manila’s key attraction, Cove Manila – an all-weather dome featuring a beach club, nightclub and space for 5,000 visitors at its Philippine integrated resort. The news formed part of Universal’s earnings report ...
Thursday, 09 November 2017 04:42

Gaming revenues fall again for Korea’s Kangwon Land Kangwon Land, operator of Korea’s only casino in which locals are allowed to gamble, booked a 9.8% year-on-year fall in revenue to KRW395.1 billion (US$354.8 million) in 3Q17, forcing net profit down 4.3% to KRW119 billion (US$106.9 million) for the period. However, the results represented a sequ...
Thursday, 09 November 2017 04:10

MGM supports DSAL’s Occupational Safety and Health Tour A group of 60 professionals and practitioners from the local hospitality and catering industry visited MGM Macau last week for an insightful presentation on MGM’s occupational safety and health (OSH) initiatives, followed by a guided tour of the resort’s catering operations and award-winning k...
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 06:23

Mother and son team swindle Cotai casino out of HK$900,000 A Macau croupier and his mother were arrested on Monday after they were caught siphoning chips from the tables he worked, the Judiciary Police has revealed. In a press conference detailing the scheme, which took place over a number of sessions between July and November, a Judiciary Police spokesman...
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 06:17

Paradise City turns to profit as Korea’s Paradise Co begins recovery Korean casino operator Paradise Co Ltd says its US$1.1 billion Paradise City integrated resort – which launched in partnership with Japan’s Sega Sammy in April – has already turned to profit. Announcing its 3Q17 financial results, which saw revenue rise 11.9% year-on-year and 40.2% sequential...
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 05:53

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Galaxy announces plans for US$500 million Philippines resort

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 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

Imperial Pacific grants Ji Xiaobo three-year extension as Saipan Project Director

Imperial Pacific grants Ji Xiaobo three-year extension as Saipan Project Director Imperial Pacific International Holdings has announced that it has extended the contract of Saipan Project Director Ji Xiaobo for another three years until the end of 2020. Ji, who came in at number 29 on Inside Asian Gaming’s 2017 Asian Gaming Power 50 list released last week, is the son of Ms Cu... Monday, 11 December 2017 05:23

All Japan Poker Championship launches new poker tour across Asia

All Japan Poker Championship launches new poker tour across Asia The All Japan Poker Championship (AJPC), an organization hosting poker tournaments in Japan, has announced the launch of a new international poker tour with the aim of “developing one of the largest circuits in Asia.” The AJPC Asian Circuit will kick off in Korea this week with its first ever e... Monday, 11 December 2017 04:59

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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