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Imperial Pacific grants Ji Xiaobo three-year extension as Saipan Project Director Imperial Pacific International Holdings has announced that it has extended the contract of Saipan Project Director Ji Xiaobo for another three years until the end of 2020. Ji, who came in at number 29 on Inside Asian Gaming’s 2017 Asian Gaming Power 50 list released last week, is the son of Ms Cu...
Monday, 11 December 2017 05:23

All Japan Poker Championship launches new poker tour across Asia The All Japan Poker Championship (AJPC), an organization hosting poker tournaments in Japan, has announced the launch of a new international poker tour with the aim of “developing one of the largest circuits in Asia.” The AJPC Asian Circuit will kick off in Korea this week with its first ever e...
Monday, 11 December 2017 04:59

SJM lauds tourism benefits as Grand Lisboa title sponsors Macau Dota2 eSports event SJM Chairman Dr Ambrose So has described eSports as an opportunity for Macau to develop its tourism and leisure business after the company’s Grand Lisboa Hotel sponsored the MDL Macau Dota2 International Elite Invitational over the weekend. The event, held at Macau University Music Hall from Frid...
Monday, 11 December 2017 04:28

Man who crashed car into Crown Casino “confused” after drinking petrol A man who crashed his car into Melbourne’s Crown Casino and parked in the foyer has claimed he accidentally drank petrol in the lead-up to the bizarre incident. Chen Jie Xu, 34, drove down a footpath in June where he crashed into three banks before running his SUV through glass doors at the front...
Thursday, 07 December 2017 06:10

Macau to expedite upgrades on key Border Gate bus terminal The Macau government has announced that it will expedite upgrade and reparation works on the underground bus terminal at the Border Gate linking Macau with mainland China, which it says will save “two or three months.” The bus terminal is a key infrastructure hub for Macau’s casinos, transpor...
Thursday, 07 December 2017 05:51

Japan’s Sega Sammy and Kyoto University to launch three-year study into problem gambling Japanese gaming machine manufacturer and IR operator Sega Sammy Holdings Inc is set to link with Kyoto University to conduct a three-year study into gambling addiction which it says “will be utilized in Japan to establish measures to prevent its onset, progression and recurrence.” The research,...
Thursday, 07 December 2017 05:27

Government rejects EU addition of Macau as a “tax avoidance haven” The Macao SAR Government has described a decision by the European Union (EU) to blacklist Macau as a tax avoidance haven as “unilateral and biased.”   The EU on Tuesday finalized its list of 17 nations it considers to be non-cooperative taxation jurisdictions based on three key factors, namely...
Thursday, 07 December 2017 04:55

Inside Asian Gaming releases annual list of the “BIG 50” most powerful people in Asian gaming By Ben Blaschke Inside Asian Gaming has released its 2017 Asian Gaming Power 50 – the hugely anticipated countdown of the 50 most powerful and influential people in the Asian gaming industry. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Asian Gaming Power 50 provides the most comprehensive insight into...
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 06:17

Korea’s Paradise Group books 8.1% sequential casino growth in November Korea’s leading foreigner-only operator Paradise Group has seen casino revenues rise 3.9% year-on-year and 8.1% sequentially in November to KRW54.78 billion (US$50.4 million) as its integrated resort, Paradise City, continues to slowly ramp up. The figures, which incorporate revenues from Paradis...
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 05:39

Pansy Ho touts MGM innovation as Future Park art exhibition launches at MGM Macau MGM China Executive Director Pansy Ho has touted the company’s “innovative and creative concepts to come” as MGM Macau celebrated its 10th anniversary with the launch of its latest innovative art exhibition, Learn & Play! teamLab Future Park on Tuesday. Named one of the “Top 10 Art Exhi...
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 05:17

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Australian gaming shake-up looms as Tasmanian party vows to ban slot machines from state pubs and clubs

Australian gaming shake-up looms as Tasmanian party vows to ban slot machines from state pubs and clubs Australia’s gaming landscape could be set for a major shift with Tasmania’s opposition party announcing it would ban slot machines from pubs and clubs in the Australian state if it wins next year’s state election. In a shock announcement on Wednesday, Tasmanian Labor leader Rebecca White said... Thursday, 14 December 2017 06:07

Aristocrat names new Chief Financial Officer

Aristocrat names new Chief Financial Officer Aristocrat Leisure Limited has announced Julie Cameron-Doe as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer (Elect), subject to regulatory approvals. Cameron-Doe replaces Toni Korsanos, who recently announced her departure and will join the board of Crown Resorts. In a filing to the Australian Securi... Thursday, 14 December 2017 05:40

Marina Bay Sands tops list of world’s most Instagrammed hotels

Marina Bay Sands tops list of world’s most Instagrammed hotels Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands has been revealed as the most Instagrammed hotel in the world. The iconic hotel topped the official list unveiled by Instagram last week, with the more than one million images uploaded enough to beat out other globally recognized landmarks such as the Bellagio and Ven... Thursday, 14 December 2017 05:28

Japan Gaming Congress announces 2018 dates

Japan Gaming Congress announces 2018 dates The dates of the 2018 Japan Gaming Congress (JgC) have been confirmed, with the conference set to be held at Conrad Tokyo on 10 and 11 May 2018. The JgC returns for a third time after a hugely successful 2017 which was buoyed by the passing of the IR Promotion Bill last December. With the gambling ... Thursday, 14 December 2017 05:04

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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