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Donaco wins freezing order extension against Thai vendors Australian-listed Donaco International Limited has been granted an extension to an injunction issued by the Supreme Court of New South Wales in early April to freeze shares held by the Thai vendors of its Star Vegas casino resort in Cambodia. In a Friday filing to the Australian Securities Exchange...
Sunday, 03 June 2018 10:30

Macau’s gaming tax revenue soars through April The Macau government raised MOP$35.5 billion in direct gaming taxes through the first four months of the year, an 18.0% increase over the same period in 2017 according to latest figures from the Financial Services Bureau. The taxes include MOP$11.9 billion in April, up 28.0% on April 2017, with the...
Sunday, 03 June 2018 10:21

Macau GGR up 12.1% in May but mass weaker Macau’s gaming revenue grew 12.1% year-on-year in May to MOP$25.5 billion. The figure represents 22 consecutive months of GGR growth for Asia’s gaming hub despite coming in slightly below consensus on the back of weaker mass. It was also marginally down on the MOP$25.7 billion in revenue Macau...
Sunday, 03 June 2018 06:54

Japan ROI to take longer than other Asian IRs: Lawrence Ho Macau gaming mogul Lawrence Ho is predicting that operators of Japan’s first integrated resorts will have to wait longer than usual to recoup their expenditure, suggesting a timeframe of more than five years for payback. The Chairman and CEO of Melco Resorts & Entertainment outlined his expe...
Friday, 01 June 2018 07:26

Community support pushing Chiba’s IR hopes forward Increasing support from the local community has the Japanese prefecture of Chiba attracting increasing attention as a potential home for one of the country’s first integrated resorts, according to a new report by Bloomberg. The news agency is reporting that the backing of local residents is one o...
Friday, 01 June 2018 07:24

VIDEO: Week in Review Inside Asian Gaming takes a look back at the biggest stories of the past week.
Friday, 01 June 2018 06:57

Entertainment to be key to Mohegan’s Korean IR Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment CEO Mario Kontomerkos says the company will be “aggressively trying to expand our non-gaming offerings” at its Korean integrated resort Inspire as it prepares to break ground in 2018. In a lengthy interview in the upcoming June edition of Inside Asian Gaming i...
Friday, 01 June 2018 06:05

All India Gaming Federation establishes advisory panel for skill games The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has introduced its new AIGF advisory panel and launched its new skill games charters during this week’s second annual India Gaming Conclave, held in Delhi on Wednesday. The advisory panel will look to complement the efforts of the AIGF in addressing key issu...
Thursday, 31 May 2018 07:07

Galaxy’s Philippines plans in further doubt as Duterte confirms Boracay intentions Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has cast further doubt over the prospects of Galaxy Entertainment Group’s planned US$500 million Boracay integrated resort after stating on Wednesday that the entire island would be declared a land reform area. Speaking at the Bureau of Customs in Manila, Dut...
Thursday, 31 May 2018 06:47
Galaxy’s Philippines plans in further doubt as Duterte confirms Boracay intentions Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has cast further doubt over the prospects of Galaxy Entertainment Group’s planned US$500 million Boracay integrated resort after stating on Wednesday that the entire island would be declared a land reform area. Speaking at the Bureau of Customs in Manila, Dut...
Thursday, 31 May 2018 06:47

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VIDEO: Inside Morpheus at City of Dreams

VIDEO: Inside Morpheus at City of Dreams Inside Asian Gaming presents a glimpse inside Melco Resorts’ new US$1.1 billion Morpheus hotel at City of Dreams, which opened in Macau last Friday 15 June. Monday, 18 June 2018 15:33

VIDEO: Week in Review

VIDEO: Week in Review Inside Asian Gaming takes a look back at the biggest stories of the past week. Friday, 15 June 2018 07:18

SJM director Angela Leong registers six Macau trademarks ahead of Cotai IR launch

SJM director Angela Leong registers six Macau trademarks ahead of Cotai IR launch Macau Theme Park and Resort Limited – a company controlled by SJM Co-Chairman and Executive Director Angela Leong – has registered six new Macau trademarks, most likely to be incorporated into SJM’s under-construction Cotai integrated resort Grand Lisboa Palace. According to a report by Macau... Friday, 15 June 2018 07:16

French Republic bestows Chevalier de L’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur on Pansy Ho

French Republic bestows Chevalier de L’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur on Pansy Ho MGM China Co-Chairperson and Executive Director Pansy Ho has been bestowed the Chevalier de L’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur by the French President for her contribution in promoting French-Chinese trade, tourism, arts and cultural cooperation and exchange. The L’Ordre National de la ... Friday, 15 June 2018 06:57

Current Issue

Tribal Ambition

Tribal Ambition By Muhammad Cohen and Ben Blaschke   Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment CEO Mario Kontomerkos believes the Native American casino operator has two aces in the hole for Japan, especially when it comes to the so-called regional markets beyond major areas. In his presentation at last month’s Japan ... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:55

Social Gathering

Social Gathering By Shaun McCamley   Social casino gaming is booming. In 2017, the global social gaming industry generated a whopping US$106 billion in revenues, with the social casino segment generating US$4.5 billion in revenues. Not surprisingly China, Japan and Korea generated 90% of the games revenue in the... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:44

Redefining Tourism

Redefining Tourism By Muhammad Cohen   In an era when tourism constitutes a growing portion of the global economy, integrated resorts present a potent although frequently misunderstood means for growing visitor arrivals and revenue. It’s not simply the casino but their range of attractions that make IRs such powe... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:37

Japan IR Timeline

Japan IR Timeline By Ben Blaschke   What year for Japan’s first IR? It’s a question that continues to divide industry stakeholders, the answer further clouded by the substantial disparity in opinion offered at last month’s Japan Gaming Congress (JgC) in Tokyo. At the nearer end of the scale, members of the... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:27