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Melco Resorts would relocate to Japan if casino bid successful: Ho Lawrence Ho would relocate both himself and the company’s headquarters to Japan if Melco Resorts & Entertainment was awarded a casino license by the Japanese government. In an interview with Reuters over the weekend, the Chairman and CEO reiterated his view that Japan will become Asia’s mos...
Sunday, 03 December 2017 09:10

Universal files damage suit against Kazuo Okada Japanese gaming powerhouse Universal Entertainment Corporation has filed a suit for damages against its founder and former Chairman Kazuo Okada with the Tokyo District Court. In an announcement on its website, Universal said it filed the suit on 27 November following a finding by a Special Investig...
Sunday, 03 December 2017 07:23

Sports betting guru John English joins Global Market Advisors Gaming consultancy firm Global Market Advisors (GMA) has announced the appointment of sports betting industry veteran John English as Managing Director of its new Sports Betting and Technology division. English’s appointment coincides with the release of a new GMA white paper titled, “An Examin...
Sunday, 03 December 2017 06:22

Meg-Star International launches Lian Sheng VIP Club at Wynn Macau Leading Macau junket operator Meg-Star International has opened its fifth VIP club, Meg-Star Lian Sheng VIP Club, at Wynn Macau. The latest offering is the second new VIP room launched by Meg-Star International in 2017 and the second under the Wynn brand after it opened a room at Wynn Palace in Apri...
Sunday, 03 December 2017 06:00

Macau GGR up 22.6% in November to MOP$23 billion Macau’s gross gaming revenue grew 22.6% year-on-year to MOP$23.0 billion in November, the 16th consecutive month of GGR growth. The figure again beat out market estimates and brought year to date growth up to 19.5% thanks to another impressive month for the VIP segment. According to Union Gaming...
Saturday, 02 December 2017 05:29

Macau package tour arrivals up 16.3% in October The number of visitors arriving in Macau on package tours increased by 16.3% year-on-year to 799,000 in October, aided by the National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival holidays, according to information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). The figure included an impressive 17.0% jump in mainla...
Friday, 01 December 2017 05:18

Amax signs three-year deal to operate Cambodian VIP room Hong-Kong listed gaming investor Amax International Holdings Ltd has announced the signing of an agreement with Cambodia’s Crown Resorts Co Ltd to operate a VIP room at Genting Crown Casino in Poipet. The three-year deal will see Amax oversee 13 VIP tables for which it will pay Crown Resorts Co L...
Friday, 01 December 2017 05:01

Melco Resorts announces “City of the Future” Japan IR concept Melco Resorts & Entertainment has unveiled its Japan IR concept titled “The City of the Future” – a futuristic and eco-friendly integrated resort boasting state-of-the art facial recognition technology aimed at combatting problem gambling. At a special ceremony held in Tokyo on Thursday, ...
Friday, 01 December 2017 04:30

Poker King Club launches new poker room at Venetian Macao Poker King Club has launched its new poker room at the Venetian Macao ahead of this week’s inaugural Suncity Cup tournament series. The Poker King Club, previously located in the Phoenix area of the main gaming floor, now sits next to Red Dragon Noodles in a space decorated with motifs built arou...
Friday, 01 December 2017 04:04

CrownBet drops Tabcorp-Tatts opposition in return for racing vision Australian sportsbook CrownBet has agreed not to apply for a judicial review of the Australian Competition Tribunal’s latest decision to grant authorization to the proposed AU$11 billion merger between Tabcorp Holdings and Tatts Group as part of an agreement with Tabcorp. In an announcement on Th...
Friday, 01 December 2017 03:42

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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