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International Entertainment Corp looks to broaden horizons after increased 2018 losses Hong Kong-listed International Entertainment Corporation (IEC) has touted diversification of its business through new gaming and sports related opportunities as the way forward after announcing losses of HK$67.3 million for the year ended 31 March 2018. The loss represents a 61.0% increase on the c...
Monday, 25 June 2018 05:53

Macau visitor arrivals up 5.2% in May Macau attracted 2,704,745 visitors in May, an 8.7% decline on April numbers but up 5.2% year-on-year according to figures released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). The sequential fall has been attributed to one less weekend in the calendar month compared to 2017 due to the golden week w...
Monday, 25 June 2018 05:49

Macau GGR on track to soar in June and beyond after slow May: analysts Macau’s June gross gaming revenue is on target to grow 20% compared to the same period last year, buoyed by the annual dragon boat festival and the opening of Morpheus at City of Dreams, according to financial services firm Morgan Stanley. In a Friday note addressing weaker than anticipated mass ...
Monday, 25 June 2018 05:40

VIDEO: Week in Review Inside Asian Gaming takes a look back at the biggest stories of the past week.
Friday, 22 June 2018 07:06

Melco hosts workshop on Occupational Safety and Health Management for SMEs Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited has conducted a workshop in which it shared with local SMEs the latest trends in Occupational Safety & Health Management Certification and Melco’s experience and expertise in the matter. The workshop attracted SME representatives from various industr...
Friday, 22 June 2018 06:55

SJM grants Ina Chan 3 million ordinary shares Ina Chan, a newly appointed executive director at SJM Holdings and third wife of former Chairman Stanley Ho, has been granted share options totaling 3 million ordinary shares, the company has announced. The shares have an exercise price of HK$10.26 per share. Dr Chan was voted to the board at SJM...
Friday, 22 June 2018 06:51

Korea’s foreigner-only casino turnover down 5.4% in 2017 Korea’s foreigner-only casinos saw turnover fall 5.4% to KRW1.2 trillion (US$1.1 billion) in 2017 according to figures released this week by the National Gambling Control Commission (NGCC). The fall in casino gaming activity was linked to a similar 6.2% decline in casino visitation to 2.2 million...
Friday, 22 June 2018 06:35

Landing International’s Manila IR land lease cancelled due to licensing concerns Korean casino operator Landing International Development Corp has had a lease agreement to develop and operate an integrated resort in Manila’s Entertainment City precinct put on hold due to the lack of a gaming license from PAGCOR. Local media is reporting that the Philippines’ Commission on ...
Friday, 22 June 2018 06:18

The 13 Holdings completes corporate name and logo change The 13 Holdings has successfully completed a change of its English and Chinese names as well as its official corporate logo. In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, The 13 said the English name of the company has now reverted to South Shore Holdings Limited, while the Chinese name has changed ...
Friday, 22 June 2018 05:16

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

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World Poker Tour announces inaugural Vietnam event

World Poker Tour announces inaugural Vietnam event The World Poker Tour (WPT) has announced the first ever WPT Vietnam, to be held at Pro Poker Club in Ho Chi Minh from 26 September to 4 October 2018. The new WPT Vietnam forms part of the tour’s expanded Asia-Pacific itinerary following the recently revealed WPT Japan and WPT Korea events and the... Monday, 23 July 2018 06:30

Racing Australia cracks down on illegal offshore bookmakers

Racing Australia cracks down on illegal offshore bookmakers Racing Australia, the regulatory body overseeing Australia’s racing industry, has announced strict new rules aimed at combatting illegal offshore betting operators that could see computers and mobile phones seized from local owners and trainers. According to a report in The Sydney Morning Herald,... Monday, 23 July 2018 06:14

PAGCOR denies accusations it underpaid tax, overpaid executives

PAGCOR denies accusations it underpaid tax, overpaid executives Philippines gaming regulator PAGCOR has hit back at claims it granted excessive rewards and allowances to its executive staff while underpaying taxes, insisting it no longer embarks on certain practices and is entitled to determine its own allowances. The Commission on Audit released its annual aud... Monday, 23 July 2018 05:50

Weekend poll shows 65% of locals still oppose Japan IR bill

Weekend poll shows 65% of locals still oppose Japan IR bill A poll conducted by Kyodo News over the weekend following passage of the IR Implementation Bill through the Japanese Diet on Friday found that almost 65% of respondents remain opposed to its enactment. According to the telephone poll, 64.8% of people questioned said they opposed passage of the bill... Sunday, 22 July 2018 18:59

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Moving ahead

Moving ahead A year after the deadly attack at Resorts World Manila, management continues to reinvent the property to recover and meet the challenge from Entertainment City rivals. By Muhammad Cohen | Editor-at-Large   The tragic events of 2 June 2017 at Resorts World Manila sent shock waves across the Phili... Friday, 29 June 2018 01:32

"This is not a drill..." Gaming businesses must plan judiciously for emergencies such as the Resorts World Manila attack, natural disasters and accidents so they can respond effectively when best plans fail. By Muhammad Cohen   Arson at Resorts World Manila a year ago, Typhoon Hato battering Macau last August and the La... Friday, 29 June 2018 01:24

Five signs that your organizational culture is toxic to customer experience

Five signs that your organizational culture is toxic to customer experience IAG explains the importance of company culture in achieving exceptional customer experience and the five signs that your culture might be toxic to your customer goals. By Sudhir H. Kalé, Ph.D.   Numerous studies on customer experience (CX) highlight the crucial role company culture plays in del... Friday, 29 June 2018 01:18

Height of Luxury

Height of Luxury With the opening of its new luxury hotel at City of Dreams in June, Melco Resorts is looking to take control of Macau’s lucrative premium mass segment. By Ben Blaschke   “We’re not just opening a new hotel today, we’re opening a whole new chapter. We’ve built a landmark for Macau and a... Friday, 29 June 2018 01:08