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G2E Asia 2018 starts today The 2018 edition of Asia’s largest gaming industry trade event, G2E Asia, kicks off today with a record attendance of more than 15,000 local and international visitors expected over the course of the next three days. G2E Asia 2018 has already been confirmed as the largest ever in terms of floor s...
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 06:32

US welcomes nationwide sports betting after Supreme Court overturns federal ban   • US Supreme Court repeals federal ban on sports betting • Judge says federal ban not consistent with Constitution • American Gaming Association applauds decision • Major US sports leagues promise proper protections   Monday marked a milestone day for the global gaming industry...
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 06:21

Wynn Resorts director Hagenbuch one of two to step down amid Elaine Wynn campaign   • John Hagenbuch stands down from Wynn Resorts board • Robert J Miller quickly does the same • More than 50% of Wynn Resorts board replaced since February • Follows campaign by Elaine Wynn against Hagenbuch and the board   Wynn Resorts director John “Jay” Hagenbuch has anno...
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 06:17

Universal files criminal complaints against Aruze Gaming America and Kazuo Okada Universal Entertainment Corporation has announced that it has decided to file criminal complaints and civil lawsuits against Aruze Gaming America, Inc (AGA) and Kazuo Okada seeking the compensation of damages for violating patent and other rights. The suits will be filed in four separate jurisdict...
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 06:12

US tribal casino operator Foxwoods to target regional Japanese IR By Ben Blaschke The CEO of US tribal casino Foxwoods has pointed to Japan’s regional IR city candidates as the perfect fit for his company’s long-term ambitions as it explores possible international expansion. Speaking exclusively to Inside Asian Gaming at the Japan Gaming Congress last week, ...
Monday, 14 May 2018 11:41

G2E ASIA AWARDS GALA DINNER AND AWARDS CEREMONY A SELLOUT The highly anticipated inaugural G2E Asia Awards have sold out on the eve of the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony. There have been 338 tickets sold across 32 tables — including a head table of 20 and two VIP tables of 14. CEO of co-organizers Inside Asian Gaming, Andrew W Scott, said, “We’re ...
Monday, 14 May 2018 07:23

Six Ourgame employees arrested as Chinese online poker crackdown gains steam In recent weeks, IAG has heard unsubstantiated rumors that officials from Chinese online poker and board game company Ourgame International Holdings Ltd had been arrested in the wake of a mainland government crackdown on online poker applications. Those rumors have now been at least partially confi...
Monday, 14 May 2018 07:22

IAG to host Asian Markets Forum at G2E Asia tomorrow Inside Asian Gaming will run an insightful panel session on day one of the G2E Asia conference tomorrow titled the Asian Markets Forum. The Forum, to be moderated by IAG CEO Andrew W Scott, will be split into two 45 minute panels — Asia North and Asia South – and will discuss a wide range of is...
Monday, 14 May 2018 07:16

Chinese police raid currency exchange stores near Macau border gate Local authorities have raided and shut down all currency exchange operations in the underground mall of Gongbei Port – located alongside the border gate to Macau – following a major police operation over the weekend. According to Chinese media reports, more than 100 police officers conducted a ...
Monday, 14 May 2018 07:11

Lawmaker warns license renewal term a deterrent for operators as Japan IR timeline blows out A Japanese lawmaker has warned that a proposed law requiring IR operators to renew their gaming licenses every three years would deter major investment due to financial insecurity and a lack of stability. Independent MP Mito Kakizawa, a member of the House of Representatives and former member of Th...
Monday, 14 May 2018 07:06

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Paradise Entertainment buys 33,000 square feet of Macau warehouse space

Paradise Entertainment buys 33,000 square feet of Macau warehouse space Macau-based casino operator and electronic gaming machine manufacturer Paradise Entertainment Limited has entered into an agreement to purchase six units of warehouse space on the Macau Peninsula for a total consideration of HK$128.5 million. In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the company... Tuesday, 19 June 2018 21:17

Hainan casino operations to be met with “harsh reaction” from authorities

Hainan casino operations to be met with “harsh reaction” from authorities Any attempts by resorts on the Chinese holiday island of Hainan to launch gambling operations would be met by an “immediate and harsh reaction from authorities” – quashing any theoretical impact on Macau’s casinos. So says Union Gaming’s Head of Equity Asia Research, Grant Govertsen, in r... Tuesday, 19 June 2018 20:11

Japan’s lower house passes IR Implementation Bill

Japan’s lower house passes IR Implementation Bill Japan’s casino legislation has taken a giant step forward after the lower house officially passed the IR Implementation Bill on Tuesday, paving the way for the nation’s first integrated resorts. The bill will now head to the upper house where the ruling Liberal Democratic Party will try to pass... Tuesday, 19 June 2018 16:43

Industry shocked at sudden death of Foxwoods boss Felix Rappaport

Industry shocked at sudden death of Foxwoods boss Felix Rappaport The gaming industry is in shock this morning following the sudden passing of Foxwoods Resort Casino’s President and CEO Felix Rappaport. Foxwoods and its owners, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation (MPTN), announced Rappaport’s sudden loss overnight, stating that the cause of death has not ye... Tuesday, 19 June 2018 07:05

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Tribal Ambition

Tribal Ambition By Muhammad Cohen and Ben Blaschke   Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment CEO Mario Kontomerkos believes the Native American casino operator has two aces in the hole for Japan, especially when it comes to the so-called regional markets beyond major areas. In his presentation at last month’s Japan ... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:55

Social Gathering

Social Gathering By Shaun McCamley   Social casino gaming is booming. In 2017, the global social gaming industry generated a whopping US$106 billion in revenues, with the social casino segment generating US$4.5 billion in revenues. Not surprisingly China, Japan and Korea generated 90% of the games revenue in the... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:44

Redefining Tourism

Redefining Tourism By Muhammad Cohen   In an era when tourism constitutes a growing portion of the global economy, integrated resorts present a potent although frequently misunderstood means for growing visitor arrivals and revenue. It’s not simply the casino but their range of attractions that make IRs such powe... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:37

Japan IR Timeline

Japan IR Timeline By Ben Blaschke   What year for Japan’s first IR? It’s a question that continues to divide industry stakeholders, the answer further clouded by the substantial disparity in opinion offered at last month’s Japan Gaming Congress (JgC) in Tokyo. At the nearer end of the scale, members of the... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:27