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Asian tourists to follow City of Dreams to Cyprus, says Ho Melco International Development Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho believes Asian tourists will form an important part of the customer base at his company’s new Cyprus integrated resort, City of Dreams Mediterranean. Melco unveiled its plans for the US$650 million resort, due to open in 2021, early las...
Monday, 15 January 2018 06:28

Philippines President Duterte meets with Melco Resorts executives Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte held a special audience with top executives of Melco Resorts and Entertainment Corporation (Philippines) last week, the government announced. The meeting, attended by Melco Resorts Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho, Executive Vice President Geoff Davis, Managing Dir...
Monday, 15 January 2018 06:03

Macau VIP to slow in 2018: Bernstein Macau’s VIP sector will show “significant growth deceleration in 2018” according to brokerage Sanford C Bernstein, instigated by tighter capital controls and anti-graft measures in mainland China and greater scrutiny of Macau’s junket business. In a Friday note, Bernstein analysts Vitaly Um...
Monday, 15 January 2018 05:46

Philippines casino industry drives Pagcor to record revenues in 2017 Philippines gaming regulator Pagcor notched record revenues in 2017, with the nation’s casino sector soaring by 22.1% according to Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo. Speaking at a special government gathering last week aimed at recognizing the gaming industry’s contribution to the Philippines’ ...
Monday, 15 January 2018 05:16

TransAct targets Japan with new promotional agreement Global technology provider TransAct Technologies Incorporated has announced a partnership with AIGC Co – a new consulting agency focused on the potential casino gaming market in Japan – to promote TransAct’s casino gaming print technologies to the burgeoning Japanese market. The agreement wil...
Friday, 12 January 2018 06:02

MGM Cotai likely to receive 150 new tables: analysts MGM China’s new Macau integrated resort, MGM Cotai, is likely to be granted 150 new-to-market gaming tables ahead of its 29 January launch, according to analysts, although the exact make-up of the allocation remains to be seen. The figure, if accurate, would see MGM Cotai receive the same number ...
Friday, 12 January 2018 05:45

iGaming Asia Congress to feature new start-up Launchpad The 10th iGaming Asia Congress, to be held at Grand Hyatt, Macau from 13 to 15 March 2018, will feature the first ever iGA Gaming Innovation Start-up Launchpad – a unique opportunity for innovators to showcase their products or services to a panel of expert judges. The iGA Gaming Innovation Star...
Friday, 12 January 2018 05:05

Ourgame’s Esports Arena Las Vegas at Luxor to launch on 22 March Allied eSports, a division of Chinese gaming giant Ourgame, has announced that it will hold the grand opening of its Esports Arena Las Vegas at Luxor Hotel and Casino on 22 March 2018. Esports Arena Las Vegas will be the Las Vegas Strip’s first dedicated eSports arena and is set to transform the ...
Friday, 12 January 2018 04:47

China set to tighten anti-graft measures China’s anti-graft watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), is set to meet today in what experts say will see efforts against corruption strengthened. According to China Daily, the 19th CCDI will see participants in the session – scheduled to run through until Saturday...
Friday, 12 January 2018 04:34

Lawyer questions Imperial Pacific response to worker settlement claim A New York-based lawyer has questioned why Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) has claimed it is “pleased” with a settlement agreement between its contracted employer MCC International and illegally contracted workers waiting to be paid. According to a report in The Saipan Tribune, the same ...
Thursday, 11 January 2018 07:39

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Inside Asian Gaming takes a look back at the biggest stories of the past week

Inside Asian Gaming takes a look back at the biggest stories of the past week Inside Asian Gaming takes a look back at the biggest stories of the past week Friday, 23 February 2018 06:55

TGG to deploy content on Solaire Resort & Casino’s gaming floor

TGG to deploy content on Solaire Resort & Casino’s gaming floor Hong Kong’s TGG Interactive has announced a deal with Manila’s Solaire Resort & Casino to integrate the Philippines casino operator to its Asian VIP and middle-class focused digital gaming machine library on the casino floor. In a press release, TGG said that the successful deployment at S... Friday, 23 February 2018 05:20

Saipan gaming commissioner accuses Macau casinos of not reporting real VIP volumes

Saipan gaming commissioner accuses Macau casinos of not reporting real VIP volumes The Executive Director of the Commonwealth Casino Commission (CCC), the gaming regulatory body of the Northern Mariana Islands, has attributed the comparatively enormous VIP rolling chip volumes running through Imperial Pacific International’s (IPI) Saipan casino to Macau operators failing to repo... Friday, 23 February 2018 05:06

Macau’s Chinese New Year visitation grows 6.5%

Macau’s Chinese New Year visitation grows 6.5% Macau’s visitor arrivals surged by 6.5% year-on-year to more than 960,000 during Chinese New Year, including around 710,000 from mainland China, according to preliminary statistics released by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO). The figures cover the seven days of Spring Festival Golden W... Friday, 23 February 2018 04:27

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Design For Profit

Design For Profit Architect Paul Steelman provides his insights into designing the most expensive privately funded buildings on earth and making and breaking trends. By Muhammad Cohen | Editor-at-Large EMINENT casino architect Paul Steelman helped create the Asian gaming boom with the groundbreaking design of Sands... Monday, 29 January 2018 15:11

Climbing the mountain

Climbing the mountain   ASX-listed Silver Heritage Group finally launched hotel and casino operations at its new Tiger Palace Resort Bhairahawa in late 2017, having survived the 2015 earthquake, a fuel blockade on the Nepal-India border and an AU$19 million (US$14.4 million) funding shortage as a result of the delays. ... Monday, 29 January 2018 15:07

Can sportsbooks survive a 1% tax on handle?

Can sportsbooks survive a 1% tax on handle?   The big news coming out of the United States this year is the likely striking down of the federal ban on sports betting. But with many states licking their lips in anticipation of added tax dollars, the sports betting industry may well have another crippling fight on its hands. THE US Supreme C... Monday, 29 January 2018 15:05

Herman Ng:Macau Pioneer

Herman Ng:Macau Pioneer Inside Asian Gaming discovers a bit more about Herman Ng, CEO and Executive Director of Macau-based slot machine services firm Asia Pioneer Entertainment (APE). Ben Blaschke: Can you start by telling us a bit about yourself and your background? Herman Ng: I grew up in Macau and then when I was 16 ... Monday, 29 January 2018 14:52