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Asian Poker Tour introduces online starting days to live APT Macau Finale The Asian Poker Tour (APT) has announced a groundbreaking partnership with online gaming platform Natural8 that will allow players to play part of the upcoming APT Finale Macau tournament series online. In a first for the APT, the partnership will provide players the chance to play Day 1 of both th...
Monday, 06 November 2017 04:29

Imperial Pacific changes its tune on wind up settlement fee Imperial Pacific International (IPI) has announced that it has reached a settlement with consultancy and construction firm Mace Ltd by paying construction fees of HK$2.6 million. The settlement will see Mace submit an application to the High Court of Hong Kong for withdrawal of a recently filed win...
Friday, 03 November 2017 05:25

Macau VIP drives Melco’s 19% 3Q17 revenue rise Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited has booked a 19% year-on-year increase in revenue for the third quarter of 2017 to US$1.38 billion, due primarily to improved VIP at its flagship Macau property City of Dreams and the introduction of VIP at Studio City. On a US GAAP basis, operating income...
Friday, 03 November 2017 05:05

Galaxy Entertainment Group becomes first Macau hotel group to offer WeChat Pay Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) has become the first hospitality and entertainment group in Macau to accept WeChat Pay throughout its properties. Announcing a new partnership with WeChat and ICBC (Macau), Galaxy will commence with offering WeChat Pay at 136 outlets across its three Macau propertie...
Friday, 03 November 2017 04:23
China lottery provider 500.com replaces Chairman Chinese online sports lottery provider 500.com has announced that its Chairman, Lian Qi, has stepped down from the board effective from 1 November 2017, replaced by Yonghong Zhang. Mr Zhang, who will now chair the board as well as joining the Compensation Committee and chairing the Strategy Committ...
Friday, 03 November 2017 04:09

Scientific Games announces improved third quarter results Global gaming giant Scientific Games Corporation reported a 7% increase in revenue for the three months to 30 September 2017 to US$768.9 million, driven by growth in each of its gaming, lottery and interactive segments. Operating income for the quarter increased 170% to US$90.6 million from US$3...
Friday, 03 November 2017 04:07

Macau October GGR surprises with 22.1% surge Macau’s gross gaming revenue saw a 22.1% year-on-year increase in October to MOP$26.6 billion – the highest monthly amount in exactly three years and well above estimates of growth in the low-teens. Buoyed by a strong finish to Golden Week at the start of the month, Macau’s operators enjoyed ...
Thursday, 02 November 2017 09:00

Australasian Gaming Expo named Exhibition Awards finalist The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has named the 2017 Australasian Gaming Expo as a finalist in the Best Industry Association Event category at its premier annual awards. Following a competitive assessment process, the AGE was shortlisted by an esteemed panel of 39 internat...
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 06:28

Pagcor cashes in on Philippines gaming surge Philippine regulator Pagcor saw an 11.2% increase in gross income from gaming operations for the first nine months of 2017, raking in Php42.38 billion before contributions and expenses. Pagcor banked Php4.36 billion in net income, up 36.3% from the same period in 2016 and defying earlier prediction...
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 06:17

New Macau currency declaration protocol officially in force A new currency declaration protocol for passengers arriving or departing Macau comes into force on Wednesday, requiring anyone carrying MOP$120,000 or more to report it to authorities. The “Control of Cross-Boundary Transport of Currency and Bearer Negotiable Instruments (CBNIs)” law, which als...
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 21:35

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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