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Wynn Resorts "failed to put batteries in the smoke detector": report Just days after shareholder advisory firm Glass, Lewis & Co backed Elaine Wynn’s call for shareholders to “Withhold the vote” of Wynn Resorts board member John “Jay” Hagenbuch at the company’s upcoming AGM, a second advisory firm has done the same. In a report released on Monday, I...
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 07:05

Macau’s Asia Pioneer Entertainment inks TransAct distribution deal Global software giant TransAct Technologies Incorporated has announced a new partnership agreement with Macau slot machine supplier Asia Pioneer Entertainment Limited (APE) which will see APE become a non-exclusive distributor of TransAct products. In particular, the agreement will see APE distribu...
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 07:02

May GGR on track for high-teens increase in May: Bernstein The first week of May has seen Macau’s casino operators on track to record gross gaming revenue of between MOP$26.1 billion and MOP$26.9 billion for the month, a year-on-year increase of 15% to 18%. In a Monday note, Bernstein analysts estimated an average daily rate (ADR) of MOP$933 million from...
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 07:00

Judiciary police nab 110 in Cotai casino blitz Macau’s Judiciary Police says it held 110 men for questioning as part of a four-day anti-crime operation in and around Cotai over the weekend. The operation, under the coordination of the Unitary Police Service and alongside the Public Security Police Force, conducted blitzes on a number of Cotai...
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 06:58

David Green resigns as Silver Heritage Chairman David Green has stepped down from his role as Chairman of Australian-listed casino operator Silver Heritage Group with immediate effect. In a Monday afternoon filing, Silver Heritage said that Green had tendered his resignation “for both personal reasons and also to enable him to focus upon other...
Monday, 07 May 2018 21:48

Interblock announces G2E Asia product offerings Luxury gaming manufacturer Interblock has announced that it will exhibit its Stadium, StarBar, MiniStar, eTable, Big Six and Roulette Diamond Station product lines at G2E Asia next week. “Asia continues to be one of Interblock's fastest-growing continents,” said  VP of Asia at Interblock, Mic...
Monday, 07 May 2018 07:26

G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – Nicholas Niglio Nicholas John Niglio has been CEO of Rich Goldman Holdings, formerly Neptune Group Limited, since 2007. This is a Hong Kong public company with principal activities in investment and development of the VIP room intermediary business in Macau, hotel management and financial support. Mr Niglio has e...
Monday, 07 May 2018 07:15

G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – Mary Mendoza Mary Mendoza is managing director of The Platinum Limited a gaming-hospitality consulting firm. Mary has 20 years of experience within the hospitality, gaming and tourism industries. She previously held positions as Vice President of Marketing at The Grand Ho Tram in Vietnam and prior to that was V...
Monday, 07 May 2018 07:14

Melco Resorts announces further US$100 million Macau IR upgrades in 2018 Melco Resorts & Entertainment CEO Lawrence Ho has announced that the company will spend another US$100 million on upgrades to the gaming areas and non-gaming attractions at City of Dreams and Studio City over the next 12 months following the impending launch of luxury hotel Morpheus. Discussin...
Monday, 07 May 2018 06:59

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment buys out Korean IR partner US tribal casino giant Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) is set to take full ownership of its Korean integrated resort project Inspire after announcing it has reached an agreement to buy-out its local partner. The announcement formed part of the company’s quarterly earnings announcement, w...
Monday, 07 May 2018 06:57

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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