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Japan IR progress in 2017 still on the cards after Abe election landslide Japan’s lawmakers could still have time to resume debate on potential IR legislation and even pass the vital Responsible Gaming Bill before the end of the year following Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s landslide election win. So says a new research update released by consultancy firm Global Market ...
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 04:15
IAGA appoints new officers, trustees The International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) has announced the appointment of its officers to lead the association for the remainder of the 2017-18 fiscal year. The six members appointed at the IAGA’s annual meeting are: - President: Laura McAllister Cox, Vice President of Regulatory ...
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 05:43
IGT appoints Christopher Spears to lead its legal team International Game Technology has announced that Christopher Spears will join the company to lead its legal team. As Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Spears will be responsible for overseeing all legal and corporate governance matters for the company and will report to IGT Executive Vic...
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 05:37
Caesars announces US$265 million add-on loan term facility Caesars Entertainment Corporation subsidiary Caesars Entertainment Operating Company (CEOC) has priced a US$265 million add-on term loan facility in addition to its existing $1.435 billion of senior secured credit facilities. In an announcement, Caesars said additional proceeds will be used, in...
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 05:25

James Packer says no to Japan, reveals China, Las Vegas regrets Crown Resorts director and largest shareholder James Packer has ruled out any immediate plans to pursue a Japan casino license, stating it is unrealistic to consider the company a contender and that he doesn’t want management “distracted” by the possibility. In a wide-ranging interview with ...
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 05:09

The Macau deceleration has begun, analysts warn Macau’s gross gaming revenue is set to grow by around 12% year-on-year in 4Q17, signaling the start of slowing GGR growth following a third quarter increase of 22%, according to brokerage Sanford C Bernstein. In a note released on Monday, analysts Vitaly Umansky, Zhen Gong and Cathy Huang estimat...
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 05:07

Macau September visitor numbers edge upwards Macau’s visitor arrivals grew 2.4% year-on-year in September but fell 13.3% sequentially to 2,486,383, according to figures released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). Overnight visitors increased by 5.4% year-on-year to 1,382,026 while same-day visitors (1,104,357) decreased by 1.0%. T...
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 05:05

Macau’s The 13 sets March 2018 opening goal amid hotel default fears, confirms casino ambitions By Ben Blaschke The 13 Holdings has revealed a revised opening date of “on or before” 31 March 2018 following the announcement of a proposed issuance of rights issue shares to the value of HK$973 million, which the company says will be “be sufficient for completion of The 13 Hotel.” In an ...
Sunday, 22 October 2017 17:36

Japanese pachinko operator Okura Holdings looking to buy-out rivals Japanese pachinko hall operator Okura Holdings has outlined plans to expand by taking advantage of increasingly tough regulations governing pachinko and pachislot machines to acquire smaller operators. The details of Okura’s ambitions are outlined in the company’s annual report and come despite...
Friday, 20 October 2017 06:42

Scientific Games subsidiary Bally Gaming applies for five Macau trademarks Bally Gaming Inc, a subsidiary of global gaming giant Scientific Games Corporation, has filed to have five of its new brands trademarked in Macau. According to the Official Gazette, Bally is seeking trademark protection for computer software and firmware products including dedicated gaming consoles...
Friday, 20 October 2017 06:08

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Sands China assists Holy House of Mercy with post-typhoon aid

Sands China assists Holy House of Mercy with post-typhoon aid Sands China Ltd presented a cheque for just over MOP$2 million to Macau Holy House of Mercy on Tuesday to help with the cost of restoring its elderly home, which was severely damaged when Typhoon Hato tore through Macao in August. Sands China Ltd. President Dr Wilfred Wong and Vice President of Cor... Wednesday, 13 December 2017 05:59
Galaxy Macau and Broadway Macau win top marks at 2017 Quality Tourism Services Accreditation Scheme Galaxy Macau and Broadway Macau have won 13 distinct honors from the established Quality Tourism Services Accreditation Scheme (QTSAS) ceremony organized by Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO). As a third-year winner, these awards further reinforce the resort’s leading position in providing t... Wednesday, 13 December 2017 05:56

International Table Tennis Federation eyes betting integrity with new Sportsradar partnership

International Table Tennis Federation eyes betting integrity with new Sportsradar partnership The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has signed a new integrity partnership with Sportradar which will see it utilize the organisation’s vital monitoring, intelligence and prevention solutions to help safeguard the sport against match fixing. The partnership will see hundreds of match... Wednesday, 13 December 2017 05:46
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announces transfer to the New York Stock Exchange Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd has announced the pending transfer of its ordinary shares from the Nasdaq Global Select Market to the New York Stock Exchange. In a press release, the company said it expects to begin trading on the NYSE on 19 December 2017, under its current ticker symbol “NCLH... Wednesday, 13 December 2017 05:40

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2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Meet the Selection Panel

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Meet the Selection Panel Andrew W Scott CEOInside Asian Gaming Inside Asian Gaming’s CEO first entered a casino in 1986, fell in love with the surrounds and has been around them ever since. Andrew founded World Gaming Group and launched WGM in 2009, took over IAG in 2015, debuted a third magazine called High Life in ... Tuesday, 05 December 2017 19:28

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Ten Years On

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Ten Years On A decade of making the Asian Gaming Power 50 By Andrew W ScottIAG Asian Gaming Power 50 selection panel Chairman EVERY year for the last decade, Inside Asian Gaming has completed a task that is fascinating, exhilarating, intellectually stimulating and industry-defining whilst simultaneously bei... Tuesday, 05 December 2017 19:12

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Number 19 -  James Murren

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Number 19 - James Murren 19 James Murren CHAIRPERSON AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTORMGM China Holdings POWER SCORE1,165 LAST YEAR12 CLAIMS TO FAME • Chairman of the world’s second largest casino company • Credited with keeping MGM Resorts afloat during the GFC If the strong domestic results achieved by MGM China’s pa... Tuesday, 05 December 2017 14:44

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Number 18 - Chen Lip Keong

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Number 18 - Chen Lip Keong 18 Chen Lip Keong CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTORNagaCorp POWER SCORE1,234 LAST YEAR20 CLAIMS TO FAME • Casino monopoly within 200 kilometers of Phnom Penh runs to 2035, license to 2065. • Owns 65% of first gaming company ever listed in Hong Kong • NagaWorld extension Naga2 debuted in Novemb... Tuesday, 05 December 2017 14:39