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Six Ourgame employees arrested as Chinese online poker crackdown gains steam In recent weeks, IAG has heard unsubstantiated rumors that officials from Chinese online poker and board game company Ourgame International Holdings Ltd had been arrested in the wake of a mainland government crackdown on online poker applications. Those rumors have now been at least partially confi...
Monday, 14 May 2018 07:22

IAG to host Asian Markets Forum at G2E Asia tomorrow Inside Asian Gaming will run an insightful panel session on day one of the G2E Asia conference tomorrow titled the Asian Markets Forum. The Forum, to be moderated by IAG CEO Andrew W Scott, will be split into two 45 minute panels — Asia North and Asia South – and will discuss a wide range of is...
Monday, 14 May 2018 07:16

Chinese police raid currency exchange stores near Macau border gate Local authorities have raided and shut down all currency exchange operations in the underground mall of Gongbei Port – located alongside the border gate to Macau – following a major police operation over the weekend. According to Chinese media reports, more than 100 police officers conducted a ...
Monday, 14 May 2018 07:11

Lawmaker warns license renewal term a deterrent for operators as Japan IR timeline blows out A Japanese lawmaker has warned that a proposed law requiring IR operators to renew their gaming licenses every three years would deter major investment due to financial insecurity and a lack of stability. Independent MP Mito Kakizawa, a member of the House of Representatives and former member of Th...
Monday, 14 May 2018 07:06

Sega Sammy confident in future despite latest pachinko and pachislot slide Japanese gaming giant Sega Sammy Holdings Inc says its prospects for the 2019 fiscal year are positive despite the continuing decline of its pachinko and pachislot business resulting in an 11.8% decline in sales and a 67.7% fall in profit in the year ended 31 March 2018. Sega Sammy reported sales o...
Monday, 14 May 2018 06:41

Travellers 1Q18 revenue down on lower RWM capacity Philippines gaming operator Travellers International Hotel Group Inc continues to suffer the effects of the fatal Resorts World Manila (RWM) attack last year, with gaming revenue for the three months to 31 March 2018 down 14.8% to Php4.5 billion (US$85.9 million) as a result of lower mass market ga...
Sunday, 13 May 2018 23:03

SKYCITY agrees NZ$40 million sale of Auckland carpark SKYCITY Entertainment Group Limited has announced that it has signed an agreement to sell the Federal Street car park, located alongside its flagship SKYCITY Auckland property, for NZ$40 million to ICD Property Investment Limited (ICD). The company revealed in a filing to the Australian Securities ...
Friday, 11 May 2018 06:52

Wynn Resorts IR to become a “new Japanese district” Wynn Resorts has revealed its intention to create an entire entertainment district rather than a single IR structure should it be granted a Japan casino license, describing a “critical mass of attractions” during a presentation to the Japan Gaming Congress on Thursday. Delivering the company’...
Friday, 11 May 2018 06:03

Senior minister wants world to see “a new Japanese style” after impromptu JgC visit By Andrew W Scott and Ben Blaschke The Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party, Yasutoshi Nishimura, says he wants the country’s burgeoning integrated resort industry to “showcase a new Japanese style” to the world. The Special Advisor to Prime Minister Sh...
Friday, 11 May 2018 05:40

Genting Singapore smashes 1Q18 consensus as VIP leads 15% revenue uptick Genting Singapore has announced a 15% year-on-year increase in revenue to SG$675.1 million and a 3% rise in profit to SG$217.2 million in the three months to 31 December 2018. The positive results came on the back of a major upsurge in VIP where rolling chip volume increased by 36% year-on-year and...
Friday, 11 May 2018 05:04

What's new

Silver Heritage sees second director depart as Richard Barker stands down

Silver Heritage sees second director depart as Richard Barker stands down Silver Heritage Group has lost another director with the company announcing that Richard Barker has resigned with immediate effect. In a filing to the Australian Securities Exchange, the company said that Barker had resigned to focus on other business interests, with a previous resolution pertainin... Wednesday, 23 May 2018 06:48

Queensland tourism official to fly to Macau, Las Vegas for operator talks

Queensland tourism official to fly to Macau, Las Vegas for operator talks Queensland Tourism officials will fly to Macau and Las Vegas from next week to meet with operators regarding potential integrated resort developments in the northern Australian state. According to a report by Australian television network Channel 9, a team led by Tourism Minister Kate Jones will si... Wednesday, 23 May 2018 06:44

Vietnam to slash tax incentives for casino developments in special economic zones

Vietnam to slash tax incentives for casino developments in special economic zones Vietnamese officials are contemplating cutting previously agreed tax incentives for casino operators in the country’s special economic zones (SEZs). The draft law for Vietnam’s SEZs is expected to be discussed during a session of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly following critici... Wednesday, 23 May 2018 06:23

Duterte fires two PAGCOR officials, threatens more

Duterte fires two PAGCOR officials, threatens more Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has sacked two senior PAGCOR officials and promised to sack more for alleged abuse of power in the granting of gaming licenses. According to the Philippine Star, Duterte accused the officials of granting a license to a free port operator outside the scope of fr... Wednesday, 23 May 2018 05:46

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