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¥500 million fine awaits Japan operators providing fraudulent license applications Casino operators found to have obtained a Japan casino license via fraudulent means, including submitting false information, will be fined up to ¥500 million (US$4.7 million) under new terms to be included in the integrated resort bill to be submitted to parliament this month. According to Kyodo N...
Friday, 13 April 2018 06:57

VIDEO: Week in Review Inside Asian Gaming takes a look back at the biggest stories of the past week.
Friday, 13 April 2018 06:52

G2E Asia Awards: one week remaining for public nominations Inside Asian Gaming and G2E Asia have announced that just one week remains for nominations to be made for the inaugural official G2E Asia Awards, to be held in the Ballroom at MGM Cotai on Tuesday 15 May 2018. Nominations can be made by visiting, clicking on the Awards tab, scroll...
Friday, 13 April 2018 06:24

WSOP announces changes to 2018 Player of the Year points formula The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has announced changes to the formula for its prestigious Player of the Year race in 2018. Responding to player feedback, the WSOP said it has adjusted the formula to better reward WSOP bracelet winners and players who run deep, while still rewarding consistency.  ...
Friday, 13 April 2018 05:55

Macau gaming kingpin Dr Stanley Ho to retire from SJM Holdings The godfather of Macau’s gaming industry, Dr Stanley Ho, will retire as Chairman and Executive Director of SJM Holdings in June, the company has announced. In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange late Thursday, SJM revealed that Dr Ho, 96, will step down from his position at the company’s 1...
Friday, 13 April 2018 05:30

Galaxy beats out rivals to appoint Ted Chan as COO – Japan Development Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) has bolstered its Japan team with the appointment of former Melco Resorts Chief Operating Officer Ted Chan as COO – Japan Development. Chan, who had been the subject of widely known rumors suggesting he was in discussions with both SJM and Macau junket operator Su...
Thursday, 12 April 2018 18:51

G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – Professor Glenn McCartney Professor Glenn McCartney MBE is Associate Professor of International Integrated Resort Management at the University of Macau, China, where he also serves the University as Acting Associate Dean (Curriculum and Teaching) in the Faculty of Business Administration. Professor McCartney worked for many ...
Thursday, 12 April 2018 06:19

Retrospective punishments handed down to Macau weather bureau directors after Typhoon Hato The former director of Macau’s Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau, Fong Soi Kun, has had his pension payments suspended for four years as part of aggravated punishments handed down by Chief Executive Chui Sai On this week following the devastating Typhoon Hato that struck the city last August. ...
Thursday, 12 April 2018 06:04

Tokyo to comprise 40% of Japan gross gaming revenue: report Japan’s casino market would be worth around US$15 billion annually, of which Tokyo would account for almost half, under recently agreed regulations between the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its coalition partner Komeito. The US$15 billion figure is an updated estimate by financial ser...
Thursday, 12 April 2018 05:47

Macau operators to host Japanese business leaders under new IR program Macau-based marketing agency HOGO has launched a new program that will see Macau’s casino operators host Japanese business leaders to provide better education and understanding on the potential positive impacts that integrated resorts could have within Japan. The program, titled Japan-Macau Execu...
Thursday, 12 April 2018 05:03

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SKYCITY signs construction agreement for Adelaide Casino expansion

SKYCITY signs construction agreement for Adelaide Casino expansion SKYCITY Entertainment Group has signed a construction agreement with Hansen Yuncken for the AU$330 million redevelopment and expansion of Australia’s Adelaide Casino. The agreement with the leading building contractor covers a 27-month construction period from the date of commencement and include... Monday, 21 May 2018 07:14

POGO rules hurt LRWC 1Q18 results but casino division strong

POGO rules hurt LRWC 1Q18 results but casino division strong Leisure & Resorts World Corporation (LRWC) – the Philippines gaming company looking to partner with Galaxy Entertainment Group in developing an integrated resort in Boracay – saw its revenue fall slightly by 2% to Php3.86 billion (US$74 million) in 1Q18, its online operations taking a hit fr... Monday, 21 May 2018 07:00

VIDEO: G2E Asia 2018 highlights

VIDEO: G2E Asia 2018 highlights Inside Asian Gaming takes a visual look back at G2E Asia 2018 . Monday, 21 May 2018 06:44

Aquis granted Canberra extension as Justin Fong quits

Aquis granted Canberra extension as Justin Fong quits Australian-listed Aquis Entertainment has been granted an extension by the ACT government to the original 14 May deadline to submit a revised proposal for its planned multi-million dollar expansion of Casino Canberra. But the company will have to complete any such proposal without one of its key di... Saturday, 19 May 2018 18:49

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Macau and Japan: Licensing looms large

Macau and Japan: Licensing looms large The next few years are set to be the most crucial period ever in the Asian gaming industry – one which will lay the ground rules for decades to come in the world’s largest gaming market and what’s set to become the world’s second largest. By Ben Blaschke and Andrew W Scott Macau and Japan ... Monday, 30 April 2018 12:39

Pachinko: Japan's Unlucky Loser

Pachinko: Japan's Unlucky Loser Japan’s preparations for integrated resorts are hitting pachinko harder than the actual casinos ever will. By Muhammad Cohen Japan won’t open its first integrated resort for years, if ever, but the IRs already have their first loser, the country’s unique and ubiquitous pachinko business. Pac... Monday, 30 April 2018 12:33

Responsible Gaming in Japan: Bill to be key to Japan’s Gaming Market

Responsible Gaming in Japan: Bill to be key to Japan’s Gaming Market Global Market Advisors’ Brendan D Bussman runs through the pros and cons of Japan’s problem gambling legislation. By Brendan D Bussmann As Japan continues to look at the development of integrated resorts (IR), many people engaged and following the market are focused on the IR Implementation Bi... Monday, 30 April 2018 12:28

Safety First

Safety First The International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) will hold its 37th annual International Gaming Summit during G2E Asia from 14 to 16 May at Four Seasons Macao. Among the many insightful seminars and events that will comprise IAGA’s summit is a responsible gaming workshop to be held on Wedne... Monday, 30 April 2018 12:12