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Macau GGR up 12.1% in May but mass weaker Macau’s gaming revenue grew 12.1% year-on-year in May to MOP$25.5 billion. The figure represents 22 consecutive months of GGR growth for Asia’s gaming hub despite coming in slightly below consensus on the back of weaker mass. It was also marginally down on the MOP$25.7 billion in revenue Macau...
Sunday, 03 June 2018 06:54

Japan ROI to take longer than other Asian IRs: Lawrence Ho Macau gaming mogul Lawrence Ho is predicting that operators of Japan’s first integrated resorts will have to wait longer than usual to recoup their expenditure, suggesting a timeframe of more than five years for payback. The Chairman and CEO of Melco Resorts & Entertainment outlined his expe...
Friday, 01 June 2018 07:26

Community support pushing Chiba’s IR hopes forward Increasing support from the local community has the Japanese prefecture of Chiba attracting increasing attention as a potential home for one of the country’s first integrated resorts, according to a new report by Bloomberg. The news agency is reporting that the backing of local residents is one o...
Friday, 01 June 2018 07:24

VIDEO: Week in Review Inside Asian Gaming takes a look back at the biggest stories of the past week.
Friday, 01 June 2018 06:57

Entertainment to be key to Mohegan’s Korean IR Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment CEO Mario Kontomerkos says the company will be “aggressively trying to expand our non-gaming offerings” at its Korean integrated resort Inspire as it prepares to break ground in 2018. In a lengthy interview in the upcoming June edition of Inside Asian Gaming i...
Friday, 01 June 2018 06:05

All India Gaming Federation establishes advisory panel for skill games The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has introduced its new AIGF advisory panel and launched its new skill games charters during this week’s second annual India Gaming Conclave, held in Delhi on Wednesday. The advisory panel will look to complement the efforts of the AIGF in addressing key issu...
Thursday, 31 May 2018 07:07

Galaxy’s Philippines plans in further doubt as Duterte confirms Boracay intentions Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has cast further doubt over the prospects of Galaxy Entertainment Group’s planned US$500 million Boracay integrated resort after stating on Wednesday that the entire island would be declared a land reform area. Speaking at the Bureau of Customs in Manila, Dut...
Thursday, 31 May 2018 06:47
Galaxy’s Philippines plans in further doubt as Duterte confirms Boracay intentions Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has cast further doubt over the prospects of Galaxy Entertainment Group’s planned US$500 million Boracay integrated resort after stating on Wednesday that the entire island would be declared a land reform area. Speaking at the Bureau of Customs in Manila, Dut...
Thursday, 31 May 2018 06:47
Galaxy’s Philippines plans in further doubt as Duterte confirms Boracay intentions Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has cast further doubt over the prospects of Galaxy Entertainment Group’s planned US$500 million Boracay integrated resort after stating on Wednesday that the entire island would be declared a land reform area. Speaking at the Bureau of Customs in Manila, Dut...
Thursday, 31 May 2018 06:47

Galaxy boss says no plans to increase Wynn Resorts stake The Chairman of Macau gaming giant Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG), Lui Che Woo, says his company has no immediate plans to increase its stake in fellow Macau concessionaire Wynn Resorts, insisting “we’re just here to receive dividends.” However, he hinted that the presence of Elaine Wynn as...
Thursday, 31 May 2018 06:23

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AGTech wins two more bids for China Sports Lottery

AGTech wins two more bids for China Sports Lottery AGTech Holdings Limited has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Beijing AGTech GOT Technology Co., Ltd. (GOT), has won two more lottery hardware bids for China Sports Lottery in Zhejiang Province and Jilin Province, bringing the total number of successful bids for GOT in 2018 to 10 followin... Friday, 20 July 2018 06:26

Grand Lisboa Palace to open in stages, SJM boss reveals

Grand Lisboa Palace to open in stages, SJM boss reveals Grand Lisboa Palace, the HK$36 billion (US$4.6 billion) integrated resort currently being built in Cotai by SJM Holdings, will be opened in stages as the company races the clock to have the property ready before 2020. The project update was delivered by SJM Vice-Chairman, Executive Director and CEO... Friday, 20 July 2018 06:17

Japan’s IR bill likely to become law today after passing Cabinet Committee

Japan’s IR bill likely to become law today after passing Cabinet Committee Japan’s IR Implementation Bill is expected to finally become law today after passing one last hurdle on Thursday. The IR bill, which allows for the development of Japan’s first integrated resorts in three yet-to-be-specified locations, passed through the Cabinet Committee of the House of Council... Thursday, 19 July 2018 23:58

VIDEO: Week in Review

VIDEO: Week in Review Inside Asian Gaming takes a look back at the biggest stories of the past week. Thursday, 19 July 2018 22:50

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Moving ahead

Moving ahead A year after the deadly attack at Resorts World Manila, management continues to reinvent the property to recover and meet the challenge from Entertainment City rivals. By Muhammad Cohen | Editor-at-Large   The tragic events of 2 June 2017 at Resorts World Manila sent shock waves across the Phili... Friday, 29 June 2018 01:32

"This is not a drill..." Gaming businesses must plan judiciously for emergencies such as the Resorts World Manila attack, natural disasters and accidents so they can respond effectively when best plans fail. By Muhammad Cohen   Arson at Resorts World Manila a year ago, Typhoon Hato battering Macau last August and the La... Friday, 29 June 2018 01:24

Five signs that your organizational culture is toxic to customer experience

Five signs that your organizational culture is toxic to customer experience IAG explains the importance of company culture in achieving exceptional customer experience and the five signs that your culture might be toxic to your customer goals. By Sudhir H. Kalé, Ph.D.   Numerous studies on customer experience (CX) highlight the crucial role company culture plays in del... Friday, 29 June 2018 01:18

Height of Luxury

Height of Luxury With the opening of its new luxury hotel at City of Dreams in June, Melco Resorts is looking to take control of Macau’s lucrative premium mass segment. By Ben Blaschke   “We’re not just opening a new hotel today, we’re opening a whole new chapter. We’ve built a landmark for Macau and a... Friday, 29 June 2018 01:08