Scientific Game

Daily News

Gabe Hunterton out at City of Dreams as Melco shuffles senior executive team Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited has announced a major corporate reshuffle of its flagship properties in Macau and Manila that has resulted in the sudden departure of City of Dreams Property President Gabe Hunterton. Hunterton will be replaced by current Studio City Property President Davi...
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 20:43

Macau December visitation hits three year high Macau attracted the highest number of visitor arrivals in more than three years in December, with 3,053,690 people arriving throughout the month according to latest figures from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). The figure, the highest since August 2014, represented an 8.5% year-on-year inc...
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 07:09

European Union removes Macau from tax haven blacklist Macau has been removed from a European Union blacklist which had previously named the Asian gaming hub as a tax avoidance haven. The EU announced in December a list of 17 nations it considered to be “non-cooperative taxation jurisdictions” based on three key factors – tax transparency, fair t...
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 06:59

Success Dragon major shareholder jumps ship A major shareholder of Macau gaming service provider Success Dragon International Holdings Limited has offloaded his entire 24.29% stake in the company. In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Success Dragon revealed that Shanghao Limited, which is wholly owned by Tsang Ho Kwan, had notified t...
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 06:49

Macau luxury hotel The 13 delays opening date yet again By Ben Blaschke Beleaguered Macau hotel The 13 has delayed its opening once again, with the planned 31 March launch date pushed back another month to 30 April 2018 due to delays related to a valuation assessment. The news formed part of the latest update by The 13 Holdings Ltd, filed with the Hong...
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 06:28

Bloomberry to reward Solaire customers with shares giveaway Bloomberry Resorts & Hotels Inc (BRHI), which operates Solaire Resort & Casino in Manila’s Entertainment City precinct, says it will purchase up to two million shares of its parent company, Bloomberry Resorts Corporation, to give away to “loyal patrons.” The initiative was revealed in...
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 05:44

DICJ completes first casino attack drill at Galaxy Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) has confirmed the successful completion of the first ever large-scale, joint contingency drill to be held in one of the city’s casino, stating that it had achieved the government’s goals “of testing such measures and testing the commun...
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 05:23

VizExplorer announces analytics partnership with London’s Les Ambassadeurs Club Gaming industry intelligence solutions provider VizExplorer has announced a new agreement with London high roller casino Les Ambassadeurs Club. The new partnership will see VizExplorer install its bundled solution for international gaming operators includes elements of floorViz for gaming floor opt...
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 06:51

Operators of closed Macau hotel and casino must pay MOP$25 million, court rules Macau’s Court of First Instance has ordered the former operators of Beijing Imperial Palace Hotel and its casino Greek Mythology, as well as four members of the board, to pay fines totaling MOP$4.43 million and compensation of more than MOP$20 million for violating labor laws. In an announcement...
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 06:44

Strong January start sees Macau GGR eyeing 27% year-on-year increase Macau’s gross gaming revenue is on track to record an increase of between 26% and 27% in January after a stronger than expected start to the month, according to analysts at brokerage Sanford C Bernstein. “Partly helped by high hold,” Bernstein said that their weekly channel check indicates gr...
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 06:09

What's new

Inside Asian Gaming takes a look back at the biggest stories of the past week

Inside Asian Gaming takes a look back at the biggest stories of the past week Inside Asian Gaming takes a look back at the biggest stories of the past week Friday, 23 February 2018 06:55

TGG to deploy content on Solaire Resort & Casino’s gaming floor

TGG to deploy content on Solaire Resort & Casino’s gaming floor Hong Kong’s TGG Interactive has announced a deal with Manila’s Solaire Resort & Casino to integrate the Philippines casino operator to its Asian VIP and middle-class focused digital gaming machine library on the casino floor. In a press release, TGG said that the successful deployment at S... Friday, 23 February 2018 05:20

Saipan gaming commissioner accuses Macau casinos of not reporting real VIP volumes

Saipan gaming commissioner accuses Macau casinos of not reporting real VIP volumes The Executive Director of the Commonwealth Casino Commission (CCC), the gaming regulatory body of the Northern Mariana Islands, has attributed the comparatively enormous VIP rolling chip volumes running through Imperial Pacific International’s (IPI) Saipan casino to Macau operators failing to repo... Friday, 23 February 2018 05:06

Macau’s Chinese New Year visitation grows 6.5%

Macau’s Chinese New Year visitation grows 6.5% Macau’s visitor arrivals surged by 6.5% year-on-year to more than 960,000 during Chinese New Year, including around 710,000 from mainland China, according to preliminary statistics released by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO). The figures cover the seven days of Spring Festival Golden W... Friday, 23 February 2018 04:27

Current Issue

Design For Profit

Design For Profit Architect Paul Steelman provides his insights into designing the most expensive privately funded buildings on earth and making and breaking trends. By Muhammad Cohen | Editor-at-Large EMINENT casino architect Paul Steelman helped create the Asian gaming boom with the groundbreaking design of Sands... Monday, 29 January 2018 15:11

Climbing the mountain

Climbing the mountain   ASX-listed Silver Heritage Group finally launched hotel and casino operations at its new Tiger Palace Resort Bhairahawa in late 2017, having survived the 2015 earthquake, a fuel blockade on the Nepal-India border and an AU$19 million (US$14.4 million) funding shortage as a result of the delays. ... Monday, 29 January 2018 15:07

Can sportsbooks survive a 1% tax on handle?

Can sportsbooks survive a 1% tax on handle?   The big news coming out of the United States this year is the likely striking down of the federal ban on sports betting. But with many states licking their lips in anticipation of added tax dollars, the sports betting industry may well have another crippling fight on its hands. THE US Supreme C... Monday, 29 January 2018 15:05

Herman Ng:Macau Pioneer

Herman Ng:Macau Pioneer Inside Asian Gaming discovers a bit more about Herman Ng, CEO and Executive Director of Macau-based slot machine services firm Asia Pioneer Entertainment (APE). Ben Blaschke: Can you start by telling us a bit about yourself and your background? Herman Ng: I grew up in Macau and then when I was 16 ... Monday, 29 January 2018 14:52