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VIDEO: Interview with IGT’s Andrew Hely IAG sits down with IGT’s Managing Director of Asia-Pacific, Andrew Hely, at G2E Asia to discuss the company’s new products and latest push into Asia.
Friday, 18 May 2018 07:06

Border gate facilities slowing Macau growth: Wilfred Wong Sands China Executive Director, President and COO, Dr Wilfred Wong, says that the current border crossing facility between Macau and mainland China is holding the city back from its full potential. Speaking on a panel at G2E Asia this week examining the transformation of Macau into the global gamin...
Friday, 18 May 2018 06:39

Full steam ahead for Wynn Resorts as Maddox confirms global expansion ambitions   • Planning expansion of facilities at Wynn Palace in Macau • Eyeing consortium with Japanese partners with 22 Japanese executives currently visiting Las Vegas • No plans to sell Boston Harbor IR • Will construct "next great" Las Vegas IR on former Alon site • Internal inves...
Friday, 18 May 2018 05:58

DICJ Director: Macau must focus on quality, not expansion By Ben Blaschke The Director of Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, Paulo Martins Chan, says the city’s gaming industry must focus on improving quality rather than expanding its footprint over the next few years in order to boost its tourism appeal. Delivering the keynote addres...
Thursday, 17 May 2018 07:13

Macau to target 40% non-gaming revenue: MGTO Director By Ben Blaschke Macau’s integrated resort industry should be aiming for non-gaming to contribute 40% of all revenue, according to the Director of the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), Maria Helena Senna de Fernandes. The ambitious number was mentioned during a high-powered panel discussion...
Thursday, 17 May 2018 07:07

Bloomberry to build cruise ship port near Solaire Philippines casino owner and operator Bloomberry Resorts Corp has filed an application with the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) for a cruise ship port to be built nearby its flagship Solaire Resort & Casino in Manila’s Entertainment City. The proposed US$308 milli...
Thursday, 17 May 2018 07:00

Scientific Games announces Doug Albregts as new boss of gaming Scientific Games Corporation has continued its senior management overhaul with the announcement of Doug Albregts as its new EVP and Group CEO of the Gaming Division, taking over from Derik Mooberry. Albregts joins Scientific Games from Sharp Electronics Corporation of America, where he was Preside...
Thursday, 17 May 2018 06:58

Suncity Group named title sponsor of 65th Macau Grand Prix Macau junket operator Suncity Group has been named once again as the title sponsor of this year’s 65th Macau Grand Prix. 2018 will be the fifth consecutive year that Suncity Group has sponsored the event, which will be officially named the Suncity Group 65th Macau Grand Prix. Safety, medical, re...
Thursday, 17 May 2018 06:56

NagaCorp signs purchase agreement for US$300 million notes, plans Naga1 upgrades Cambodian casino operator NagaCorp has announced that it has secured a purchase agreement with Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley in connection with the issue of US$300 million 9.375% senior notes due 2021. In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, NagaCorp said it will issue the notes in an aggre...
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 07:19

Foreign ownership rules to make or break Japan IRs The rules surrounding foreign ownership could prove the most important factor of all in establishing Japanese integrated resorts, with the prospect of multiple local partners potentially driving overseas operators away according to former Sands China and Melco Crown executive Alidad Tash. Discussin...
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 07:17

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VIDEO: Week in Review

VIDEO: Week in Review Inside Asian Gaming takes a look back at the biggest stories of the past week. Friday, 25 May 2018 06:54

Macau May GGR in line for high-teen growth

Macau May GGR in line for high-teen growth Macau is on track to report a year-on-year GGR increase of between 17% and 19% in May, say analysts, after rebounding strongly from the Labor Day holiday weekend. According to JP Morgan’s DS Kim, mass market is leading the way with growth of more than 20% year-on-year while VIP GGR is tracking in... Friday, 25 May 2018 06:36

PAGCOR says officials safe after Duterte gambling comments

PAGCOR says officials safe after Duterte gambling comments Philippines gaming regulator PAGCOR says that its leaders are safe following reports this week that a number of high-ranking gaming officials were set to be fired by President Rodrigo Duterte. PAGCOR was quick to absolve itself of any link to comments made by Duterte after he asked two ranking offi... Friday, 25 May 2018 05:43

Genting Berhad sees 10% growth in 1Q18 on Malaysia, Singapore IRs

Genting Berhad sees 10% growth in 1Q18 on Malaysia, Singapore IRs Genting Berhad saw its revenue grow 10% to RM5.3 billion for the three months to 31 March 2018, boosted by its leisure and hospitality segment and in particular strong results at its flagship integrated resorts in Malaysia and Singapore. Malaysia’s Resorts World Genting (RWG) enjoyed the biggest ... Friday, 25 May 2018 04:59

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