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Macau tourist prices on the rise Macau’s Tourist Price Index (TPI) – an indicator of price changes for goods and services purchased by visitors – rose by 2.78% year-on-year to 129.86 in the three months to 30 June 2018, according to latest information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). The TPI increase has been a...
Monday, 16 July 2018 05:31

Legislative Assembly passes bill banning Macau casino workers from gaming floors Macau’s Legislative Assembly has approved a draft bill banning local casino workers from entering Macau casinos outside of working hours. The bill, which will now head to committee for further deliberations and refining of policy details, is aimed at curbing problem gambling among casino employee...
Friday, 13 July 2018 07:23

VIDEO: Week in Review Inside Asian Gaming takes a look back at the biggest stories of the past week.
Friday, 13 July 2018 06:50

GEG Blood Drive Completes Tenth Year Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) has held its annual blood donation event in conjunction with the Macao Blood Transfusion Center under the Health Bureau for the 10th consecutive year. During the event, GEG set up blood donation booths at its properties and encouraged its team members to donate blood...
Friday, 13 July 2018 06:26

Scientific Games launches MONOPOLY Slots worldwide SG Social, Scientific Games’ social gaming division, has announced the launch of its new MONOPOLY Slots mobile app worldwide. In a press release issued on Thursday, the company said that MONOPOLY Slots offers new features and functionality to engage fans via Monopoly’s iconic popular characte...
Friday, 13 July 2018 06:19

Philippines government confirms opposition to Galaxy’s Boracay casino plans The Philippines government has reiterated its intention to block any attempt by Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group and its local partner, Leisure and Resorts World Corp (LRWC), to proceed with its planned US$500 million integrated resort on the Philippine holiday island of Boracay. Sp...
Friday, 13 July 2018 06:13

DICJ vetos Macau Canidrome extension request Macau’s gaming regulator has vetoed an application by Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co Ltd for a 120-day extension on the use of facilities at its controversial dog racing track, ruling that the company must completely vacate the premises by the original 20 July deadline for closure. The Canidrome,...
Friday, 13 July 2018 05:37

China’s Yueqi Zhu just misses WSOP glory as 2018 main event final table set China’s Yueqi Zhu came within a whisker of achieving every poker player’s dream after being eliminated on the final table bubble of the World Series of Poker main event on Thursday. The 55-year-old engineer from Benxi, China, now residing in California, was eliminated in 10th and in incredibly ...
Friday, 13 July 2018 04:56

Melco launches onsite employee training with DSAL Macau concessionaire Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited has launched its first on-site Hotel and Catering Safety Card Training Program in cooperation with the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL), becoming the first integrated resorts operator in Macau to initiate this training for colleagues on-pr...
Thursday, 12 July 2018 06:44

Macau Canidrome requests 120-day deadline extension to vacate facilities Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co Ltd has asked Macau’s gaming regulator, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), to approve a 120-day extension for the use of facilities at its controversial dog racing track after the 20 July deadline for closure. The request forms part of the company...
Thursday, 12 July 2018 06:20

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Cebu City to move forward with casino resort plan

Cebu City to move forward with casino resort plan A Cebu City government official told local media on Monday that a proposed Php18 billion (US$356 million) integrated resort would proceed with its upcoming ground-breaking ceremony this Saturday in defiance of President Rodrigo Duterte’s apparent ban on new casinos. The IR, to be built on Kawit I... Tuesday, 21 August 2018 06:08

Success Universe issues positive profit alert

Success Universe issues positive profit alert Macau casino investor Success Universe has issued a positive profit alert ahead of its 1H18 results announcement next week. The group said late Monday that it expects to record an unaudited consolidated profit for the six months to 30 June compared with a loss for the same period last year. The pro... Tuesday, 21 August 2018 05:49

Another key departure as Cai Lingli steps down from Imperial Pacific board

Another key departure as Cai Lingli steps down from Imperial Pacific board Imperial Pacific International (IPI) has lost its second key board member in the space of a week with Cai Lingli – a relative of majority owner Cui Li Jie – stepping down as a director of the company and chairperson of the executive committee. Her departure comes just seven days after Marco Te... Tuesday, 21 August 2018 05:23

Melco Resorts confirms Studio City IPO plans in motion

Melco Resorts confirms Studio City IPO plans in motion Melco Resorts & Entertainment has confirmed that it is continuing preparations to launch an Initial Public Offering of shares in Studio City International Holdings – the holding company for its Studio City integrated resort in Macau. Updating the company’s intentions almost exactly a year s... Tuesday, 21 August 2018 04:56

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OZ VIP: A new dawn

OZ VIP: A new dawn It has taken just 12 months for Australia’s VIP turnover to rebound following the arrests of 19 Crown Resorts employees in China in October 2016, but the balance of power between Australian operators has shifted dramatically in the process. By Ben Blaschke   Just 12 months after the release of... Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:32

Waiting for Garapan

Waiting for Garapan Imperial Pacific says it will miss another deadline for completing its Saipan casino hotel, and there’s no consensus on a completion date. Meanwhile, VIP roll and trade receivable numbers soar. By Muhammad Cohen   Imperial Pacific International continues to excel at manythings. Its monopoly ca... Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:27

License to thrill: How casino re-tendering will shape Macau’s future

License to thrill: How casino re-tendering will shape Macau’s future Professor Glenn McCartney takes a look at the impending Macau casino re-tendering process and why the government’s criteria for issuing licenses will shape the city’s tourism future. By Professor Glenn McCartney   Macau’s casino concession and sub-concession contracts will all end in a few... Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:21

Making live online gaming a reality

Making live online gaming a reality Latency has long been the ultimate challenge for online gaming operators in their quest to provide a quality product, but a new open framework technology could prove to be a game-changer. By Jaheer Abbas | Senior Director, SEA & India at Limelight Networks   It’s hard to imagine that onlin... Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:09