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Nepal’s Tiger Palace to launch VIP in 4Q18 Recently opened Nepal casino Tiger Palace Resort Bhairahawa will introduce VIP gaming in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to owner Silver Heritage Group. The news formed part of an update on the property’s gaming operations, filed with the Australian Securities Exchange on Wednesday morning,...
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 06:16

Aristocrat completes US$990 million Big Fish Games acquisition Aristocrat Leisure Ltd has completed its US$990 million acquisition of social gaming company Big Fish Games. In a filing to the Australian Securities Exchange, Aristocrat said that all conditions and requirements for the acquisition have now been fulfilled with CEO and Managing Director Trevor Crok...
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 05:59

Asian Football Confederation extends and expands partnership with Sportradar The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced the signing of a new agreement with sports data company Sportradar for an historic partnership in the field of integrity, specifically addressing match-fixing. Sportradar’s Intelligence and Investigation Services will now be engaged with the AF...
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 06:05

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge to open in May or June 2018: report The long-awaited Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge will open in the second quarter of 2018, according to a report in China Daily. Although no official dates have been released, the media outlet cited sources “familiar with the matter” as revealing that services will begin between May and June depe...
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 06:03

Novomatic completes purchase of majority Ainsworth stake Austrian gaming giant Novomatic has confirmed the completion of its AU$500 million purchase of a 52% stake in Australian slot machine company Ainsworth Game Technology Limited. In an overnight press release, Novomatic said the acquisition of 172.1 million ordinary shares was completed last Friday 5...
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 05:44

Korea’s Paradise Group sees 2017 revenue fall 8.6% Korea’s Paradise Group saw its annual revenue for 2017 fall 8.6% year-on year to KRW551.9 billion (US$516.5 million), down from KRW603.8 billion (US$565 million) in the previous 12 month period. The decline, which is based on revenue from the casino business division of its Paradise City, Walker-...
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 05:19

Bankrupt developer cites “massive fraud” in US$2.25 billion Baha Mar lawsuit The original developer of Baha Mar Resort has filed a US$2.25 billion lawsuit against China Construction America (CCA) accusing the Chinese state-backed contractor of massive fraud which ultimately led to the project’s failure. As reported by Reuters, BML Properties Ltd, headed by Baha Mar founde...
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 04:45
Vietnam opens consulate office in Macau Vietnam the launched a consulate office in Macau. As reported by Vietnam News Agency, The Vietnamese Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau held a ceremony on Friday to launch the consulate office with Trần Thanh Huân stating that the office aims to improve the safeguarding of rights of Vietnam...
Monday, 08 January 2018 06:52

National tax body calls for compulsory qualifying entrance fee in all Philippines casinos By Ben Blaschke The Philippines’ National Tax Research Center (NTRC) has called for the government to impose a casino qualifying fee of between Php500 and Php1,500 for entry to any of the country’s 54 casinos in order to deter gambling and raise funds for national projects. In a new research p...
Monday, 08 January 2018 06:38
Scientific Games completes NYX acquisition Scientific Games Corporation has announced that it has completed its acquisition of sports betting platform NYX Gaming Group Limited. In connection with the completion of the acquisition, the NYX ordinary shares are expected to be delisted from the TSX Venture Exchange on or before the close of bus...
Monday, 08 January 2018 04:20

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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