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Lawrence Ho reveals new hotel brand Libertine at City of Dreams, Morpheus to launch on 15 June Melco Resorts & Entertainment CEO Lawrence Ho has revealed that The Countdown Hotel – formerly known as Crown Hotel – at City of Dreams will be rebranded Libertine when its new luxury offering Morpheus opens for business next month. It was also announced that Morpheus will officially launch...
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 06:53

Galaxy Macau named Best Integrated Resort at inaugural G2E Asia Awards Representatives of Galaxy Macau are presented the award for Best Integrated Resort by Macao Government Tourism Office director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes.   Galaxy Macau has celebrated the seventh anniversary of its opening by being named Best Integrated Resort at the inaugural official G2E ...
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 06:46

Macau GGR tracking slower in May Macau’s gross gaming revenue is tracking around 4% slower this month than in April, according to analysts. In a Monday note, JP Morgan’s DS Kim said that GGR for the first 13 days of May is estimated to be around MOP$10.7 billion or MOP$835 million per day, softer than the MOP$850 million per d...
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 06:46

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

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VIDEO: Week in Review

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 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

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 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

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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