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Solaire targets Chinese visitors with addition of WeChat and Alipay Manila’s Solaire Resort & Casino is upping the ante in its push to attract Chinese players after signing a deal with Asia United Bank (AUB) that will allow it to accept WeChat and Alipay payments. In an announcement issued late last week, Solaire – the first of Manila’s new wave of integr...
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 05:31

DICJ touts ongoing health care for abandoned Canidrome greyhounds The Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau says it has desexed 12 dogs and provided dental care to 40 more as it continues to oversee the wellbeing of 533 greyhounds still looking for new homes following the closure of the Canidrome dog racing track last month. In a weekend press release, ...
Monday, 13 August 2018 07:00

Inside Asian Gaming reaches 5,000 LinkedIn followers Inside Asian Gaming (IAG), is pleased to announce that it has reached 5,000 LinkedIn followers. The surge in followers comes amid a concerted push by IAG into the digital space, spearheaded by the April 2017 launch of daily e-newsletter IAG Breakfast Briefing which has quickly become the leading ne...
Monday, 13 August 2018 06:46

Okada vows to regain Universal control amid accusations it is running a smear campaign Controversial gaming mogul Kazuo Okada has come out firing in response to recent reports of his arrest in Hong Kong, claiming he is the victim of a smear campaign at the hands of his former company Universal Entertainment Corp (UEC) and vowing to regain control. In a lengthy statement issued over t...
Monday, 13 August 2018 06:37

Success Dragon looking to raise funds as reserves plummet Macau electronic gaming machine service provider Success Dragon has entered into a Placing Agreement that will see it place almost 415 million shares representing 20% of the issued share capital of the company, with a view to raising desperately needed funds. In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exch...
Monday, 13 August 2018 06:17

Premium gaming on the rise at Resorts World Manila VIP gaming volumes are back on the rise at Resorts World Manila (RWM), according to stakeholder Alliance Global Group. The Philippines conglomerate, which co-owns RWM operator Travellers International Hotel Group alongside Genting Hong Kong, said in a press release on Friday announcing its group-wi...
Monday, 13 August 2018 05:55

VIDEO: Week in Review Inside Asian Gaming takes a look back at the biggest stories of the past week.
Friday, 10 August 2018 07:02

Resorts World Sentosa wins SG$10 million court case against high roller Singapore’s high court has ruled in favor of Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) in a case against a Malaysian businessman who was trying to void SG$5.9 million in outstanding debt. Lee Fook Kheun had argued that a series of credit deals he signed with RWS over the course of three days in 2010 were inval...
Friday, 10 August 2018 06:42

PAGCOR to cancel Landing gaming license if land lease found to be invalid Philippines gaming regulator PAGCOR says Landing International Development’s provisional gaming license will only stand if its land lease deal signed with Nayong Pilipino Foundation is found to be valid. The regulator’s comment came three days after Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte fired t...
Friday, 10 August 2018 06:25

Crown Melbourne drives strong VIP recovery for Crown Resorts in FY18. Predictions of a quick rebound in the VIP segment for Australian casino operator Crown Resorts have come to fruition with VIP turnover in FY18 climbing 54.5% to AU$51.5 billion. The results still lag some way behind the AU$65.1 billion in turnover Crown booked for FY16 but represent a considerable ...
Thursday, 09 August 2018 20:07

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Cebu City to move forward with casino resort plan

Cebu City to move forward with casino resort plan A Cebu City government official told local media on Monday that a proposed Php18 billion (US$356 million) integrated resort would proceed with its upcoming ground-breaking ceremony this Saturday in defiance of President Rodrigo Duterte’s apparent ban on new casinos. The IR, to be built on Kawit I... Tuesday, 21 August 2018 06:08

Success Universe issues positive profit alert

Success Universe issues positive profit alert Macau casino investor Success Universe has issued a positive profit alert ahead of its 1H18 results announcement next week. The group said late Monday that it expects to record an unaudited consolidated profit for the six months to 30 June compared with a loss for the same period last year. The pro... Tuesday, 21 August 2018 05:49

Another key departure as Cai Lingli steps down from Imperial Pacific board

Another key departure as Cai Lingli steps down from Imperial Pacific board Imperial Pacific International (IPI) has lost its second key board member in the space of a week with Cai Lingli – a relative of majority owner Cui Li Jie – stepping down as a director of the company and chairperson of the executive committee. Her departure comes just seven days after Marco Te... Tuesday, 21 August 2018 05:23

Melco Resorts confirms Studio City IPO plans in motion

Melco Resorts confirms Studio City IPO plans in motion Melco Resorts & Entertainment has confirmed that it is continuing preparations to launch an Initial Public Offering of shares in Studio City International Holdings – the holding company for its Studio City integrated resort in Macau. Updating the company’s intentions almost exactly a year s... Tuesday, 21 August 2018 04:56

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OZ VIP: A new dawn

OZ VIP: A new dawn It has taken just 12 months for Australia’s VIP turnover to rebound following the arrests of 19 Crown Resorts employees in China in October 2016, but the balance of power between Australian operators has shifted dramatically in the process. By Ben Blaschke   Just 12 months after the release of... Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:32

Waiting for Garapan

Waiting for Garapan Imperial Pacific says it will miss another deadline for completing its Saipan casino hotel, and there’s no consensus on a completion date. Meanwhile, VIP roll and trade receivable numbers soar. By Muhammad Cohen   Imperial Pacific International continues to excel at manythings. Its monopoly ca... Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:27

License to thrill: How casino re-tendering will shape Macau’s future

License to thrill: How casino re-tendering will shape Macau’s future Professor Glenn McCartney takes a look at the impending Macau casino re-tendering process and why the government’s criteria for issuing licenses will shape the city’s tourism future. By Professor Glenn McCartney   Macau’s casino concession and sub-concession contracts will all end in a few... Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:21

Making live online gaming a reality

Making live online gaming a reality Latency has long been the ultimate challenge for online gaming operators in their quest to provide a quality product, but a new open framework technology could prove to be a game-changer. By Jaheer Abbas | Senior Director, SEA & India at Limelight Networks   It’s hard to imagine that onlin... Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:09