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Sega Sammy announces new group brand logo as Japan IR pursuit looms Japan’s Sega Sammy Holdings Inc has unveiled a new group brand logo, described as an “initiative towards further growth of Sega Sammy Group going forward.” The new group logo, to be used from August 2018, is said to represent the creation of new business that accommodates social change and te...
Wednesday, 11 April 2018 04:37

Genting Hong Kong completes delisting from Singapore Exchange Genting Hong Kong Ltd has completed its delisting from the Singapore Exchange (SGX), returning instead to a single primary listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE). In a Tuesday announcement, the company said that trading of shares on the Singapore Exchange would be suspended from 09:00 on We...
Wednesday, 11 April 2018 04:01

G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – Ross Ferrar Ross Ferrar has worked in the gaming industry since 1979, in several jurisdictions in Australia and Europe. He has held senior management positions in casino table gaming, networked keno gaming and machine monitoring and networked jackpot operations, along with a number of industry representative ro...
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 05:57

MGM donates MOP$300,000 to Holy House of Mercy’s Welfare Shop MGM China has donated MOP$300,000 to the Macau Holy House of Mercy’s Welfare Shop project, financing the distribution of food hampers to more than 360 local disadvantaged households. The contribution takes MGM’s total donations to the project over the past six years to MOP$1.7 million, benefitin...
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 05:54

SJM hosts appreciation luncheon for Macau media Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, S.A. (SJM) paid tribute to the work of local media at its annual media appreciation luncheon held at Grand Lisboa on Monday. Over 80 representatives from Macau’s media attended the event and were greeted by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of SJM Dr Ambrose So,...
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 05:52

Confusion as President Duterte says no to Galaxy’s Boracay casino plan Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says he is opposed to plans by Macau’s Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) and its Philippines partner Leisure & Resorts World Corporation (LRWC) to build a US$500 million integrated resort in Boracay, claiming he will give the land to farmers instead. Speak...
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 05:43

Landing International leases 9.5 hectares of land for new Philippines IR Landing International Development Limited, which owns and operates Korea’s Jeju Shinhwa World, has announced the leasing of 9.5 hectares of land in the Philippines’ Parañaque City which it says will be used to develop a new integrated resort. In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Landin...
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 05:15

Wynn Resorts promotes gender equality with launch of Culture and Community Department Wynn Resorts has announced the creation of a new Culture and Community Department, to be headed by Corrine Clement, in the wake of the Steve Wynn sexual harassment scandal. According to an overnight announcement, the Culture and Community Department will support diversity and inclusion, gender equa...
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 05:13

G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – Hakan Dagtas Resorts World Manila’s Chief Gaming Operation and Marketing Officer, Hakan Dagtas joined the gaming and hospitality industry during his college years. After working in various casinos in Turkey, he joined the Star Cruises fleet in 1996. During his tenure on board he was actively involved with the ...
Monday, 09 April 2018 06:25

Saipan committee starts review to oversee Imperial Pacific development schedule Saipan’s Development Plan Advisory Committee (DPAC) has commenced monitoring and reviewing the construction schedule of Imperial Pacific International’s Garapan integrated resort. In an official announcement, the Office of the Governor said that DPAC has been tasked with ensuring the “timely ...
Monday, 09 April 2018 06:18

What's new

Silver Heritage sees second director depart as Richard Barker stands down

Silver Heritage sees second director depart as Richard Barker stands down Silver Heritage Group has lost another director with the company announcing that Richard Barker has resigned with immediate effect. In a filing to the Australian Securities Exchange, the company said that Barker had resigned to focus on other business interests, with a previous resolution pertainin... Wednesday, 23 May 2018 06:48

Queensland tourism official to fly to Macau, Las Vegas for operator talks

Queensland tourism official to fly to Macau, Las Vegas for operator talks Queensland Tourism officials will fly to Macau and Las Vegas from next week to meet with operators regarding potential integrated resort developments in the northern Australian state. According to a report by Australian television network Channel 9, a team led by Tourism Minister Kate Jones will si... Wednesday, 23 May 2018 06:44

Vietnam to slash tax incentives for casino developments in special economic zones

Vietnam to slash tax incentives for casino developments in special economic zones Vietnamese officials are contemplating cutting previously agreed tax incentives for casino operators in the country’s special economic zones (SEZs). The draft law for Vietnam’s SEZs is expected to be discussed during a session of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly following critici... Wednesday, 23 May 2018 06:23

Duterte fires two PAGCOR officials, threatens more

Duterte fires two PAGCOR officials, threatens more Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has sacked two senior PAGCOR officials and promised to sack more for alleged abuse of power in the granting of gaming licenses. According to the Philippine Star, Duterte accused the officials of granting a license to a free port operator outside the scope of fr... Wednesday, 23 May 2018 05:46

Current Issue

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