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Wynn Resorts IR to become a “new Japanese district” Wynn Resorts has revealed its intention to create an entire entertainment district rather than a single IR structure should it be granted a Japan casino license, describing a “critical mass of attractions” during a presentation to the Japan Gaming Congress on Thursday. Delivering the company’...
Friday, 11 May 2018 06:03

Senior minister wants world to see “a new Japanese style” after impromptu JgC visit By Andrew W Scott and Ben Blaschke The Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party, Yasutoshi Nishimura, says he wants the country’s burgeoning integrated resort industry to “showcase a new Japanese style” to the world. The Special Advisor to Prime Minister Sh...
Friday, 11 May 2018 05:40

Genting Singapore smashes 1Q18 consensus as VIP leads 15% revenue uptick Genting Singapore has announced a 15% year-on-year increase in revenue to SG$675.1 million and a 3% rise in profit to SG$217.2 million in the three months to 31 December 2018. The positive results came on the back of a major upsurge in VIP where rolling chip volume increased by 36% year-on-year and...
Friday, 11 May 2018 05:04

VIDEO: Peermont targeting Nagasaki IR IAG speaks to the Group CEO of South Africa’s Peermont Global Ltd, Nigel Atherton, about the company's ambition to build an integrated resort in Nagasaki, Japan
Thursday, 10 May 2018 22:07

VIDEO: Imperial Pacific targeting Japanese players Imperial Pacific International’s Lui Tsai tells Inside Asian Gaming about the company’s plans to boost its appeal to Japanese players …
Thursday, 10 May 2018 22:00

LDP politician says at least one Japan IR should be regional, points to Hokkaido opportunity A prominent member of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party says at least one Japan casino license should be granted to a regional jurisdiction, stating that a regional integrated resort is the best way to stimulate the local economy. Member of the House of Councillors of the LDP Seiko Hashimot...
Thursday, 10 May 2018 15:19

 G2E Asia launches digital customer experience G2E Asia has announced several digital offerings that it says will significantly enhance attendee engagement at this year’s show. They include a new addition to the show in 2018 called Match Me, with G2E Asia describes as a smart and interactive business matching program. “Its straightforward ...
Thursday, 10 May 2018 07:24

Galaxy Entertainment Group expands Japan team as IR vision revealed Macau’s Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) has announced the strengthening and expansion of its Japan IR team with four new executives unveiled at a press conference in Tokyo on Wednesday. Alongside former Melco Resorts COO Ted Chan, who was appointed Galaxy’s new Chief Operating Officer – Japa...
Thursday, 10 May 2018 07:22

Monte-Carlo boss says SBM-Galaxy partnership would exceed government problem gambling expectations The Chairman and CEO of Monaco casino operator Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer (SBM), Jean-Luc Biamonti, says his company would go above and beyond any official government regulations aimed at reducing problem gambling should it be awarded one of three Japan IR licenses to be issued upon p...
Thursday, 10 May 2018 07:18

Removal of “potentially tainted” directors would aid Wynn Resorts in regulatory investigations: report The latest proxy advisor firm to publicly support a campaign against the Wynn Resorts board by its co-founder and largest shareholder Elaine Wynn has recommended the removal of as many “potentially tainted” directors as possible in order to boost the company’s standing in the eyes of Nevada an...
Thursday, 10 May 2018 06:49

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Korean state-owned casino operators tumble in annual government performance assessment

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

Macau floating casino developer never signed final contract with operator: report

Macau floating casino developer never signed final contract with operator: report The company flagged to help develop and build Macau’s first floating hotel and casino – The Dragon Pearl Casino Hotel – has revealed that it never managed to sign a final contract for the ambitious project with operator Dragon Corp. As revealed by Macau News Agency this week, Norway’s Brova... Thursday, 21 June 2018 06:18

Macau’s Emperor Entertainment confident in prospects despite 8.1% gaming decline

Macau’s Emperor Entertainment confident in prospects despite 8.1% gaming decline Macau casino operator Emperor Entertainment Hotel Limited, which runs the Grand Emperor Hotel and Inn Hotel Macau, has declared its future prospects bright despite a 7.1% decline in revenue for the year ended 31 March 2018, including an 8.1% fall in revenue from gaming operations. Emperor Entertain... Thursday, 21 June 2018 05:23

Japan extends Diet session to pass long-awaited IR bill

Japan extends Diet session to pass long-awaited IR bill Japan’s lower house has voted to extend the current Diet session until 22 July in order to pass key legislation, including the long-awaited IR Implementation Bill. The IR bill passed through the lower house on Tuesday but was in danger of stalling again with the standard 150-day Diet session orig... Wednesday, 20 June 2018 18:50

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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