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Suncity Group shareholders approve Vietnam IR acquisition Shareholders of Suncity Group Holdings Limited have officially approved a HK$600 million acquisition of a 34% stake in Vietnam’s Hoi An South integrated resort, one of a handful of casinos tipped to take part in a three-year trial allowing locals to gamble. The company announced this week that th...
Thursday, 23 November 2017 07:16

Imperial Pacific regulator warns new US$800,000 penalty ceiling is excessive The Commonwealth Casino Commission (CCC) – the gaming regulator for the Northern Mariana Islands – has described a new bill raising the maximum penalty that can be imposed on operators or individuals for breaking casino laws to US$800,000 as “excessive.” House Bill 20-50, which has already...
Thursday, 23 November 2017 06:38

Emperor optimistic despite Macau revenue decline Macau-based Emperor Entertainment Hotel Ltd says it is “optimistic” about the future despite struggling to capitalize on Macau’s recovery in the six months to 30 September 2017, with revenue from gaming activities down 13.5% to HK$350.6 million. Emperor operates two hotels in the city, includ...
Thursday, 23 November 2017 05:24
Clarion confirm Payment Solutions to have dedicated area at expanded ICE London  The 2018 edition of ICE London, the world’s most popular gaming technology event to be held from 6 to 8 February, will feature a substantial new section located in halls N8 and N9 dedicated to the fast moving world of payments. The ICE Payment Solutions Section, comprising 4,000 square meters of s...
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 06:50

New mobile app to strengthen AFC’s fight against match-fixing The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has introduced a new AFC integrity mobile application which will enable fans, players and officials to report possible suspicious activities or provide information concerning match-fixing or corruption to the AFC Integrity Unit. As part of efforts to expand th...
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 06:44

Aristocrat CFO Toni Korsanos among two new appointments to Crown Resorts board Crown Resorts Limited has announced the appointment of Aristocrat Leisure’s Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary Toni Korsanos as a Non-Executive Director. Korsanos is one of two new appointments unveiled on Tuesday alongside Jane Halton, AO PSM – a former Secretary of the Australian D...
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 06:41

Chief engineer says Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge on track for 2017 completion The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge will be completed by the end of the year, according to the project’s chief engineer, with construction now “95% complete.” The comments from Lin Ming were made to China Daily during an impromptu interview at a bridge construction site in Zhuhai, with the eng...
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 06:27

Japanese pachinko giant Dynam sees profits soar on cost cutting measures Leading Japanese pachinko hall operator Dynam Japan Holdings Co Ltd reported a 26.7% increase in profit before tax to ¥8.4 billion (HK$583 million) and a 40.7% increase in profit attributable to owners to ¥5.4 billion (HK$376 million) for the six months to 30 September 2017 on the back of streamli...
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 05:55

Work back underway on luxury Macau hotel The 13 but lenders yet to approve deadline extension Hong Kong-listed The 13 Holdings says work has officially recommenced on luxury Macau hotel The 13 as it races to meet a revised 31 March 2018 opening deadline. But the company’s capacity to complete the project remains in limbo while it waits for lenders to approve its application for a deadline ...
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 05:14

VIDEO: MGS Entertainment Show 2017 Inside Asian Gaming takes a visual look back at the highlights of MGS Entertainment Show 2017, held at the Venetian Macao from 14 to 16 November.
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 07:21

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MGM Cotai, Imperial Pacific Resort race to meet 2018 launch dates

MGM Cotai, Imperial Pacific Resort race to meet 2018 launch dates MGM China CEO and Executive Director Grant Bowie says the company is confident its new US$3.4 billion Macau integrated resort, MGM Cotai, will be ready to open by 29 January despite having yet to receive license approvals. Speaking to Macau government broadcaster TDM, Bowie said that MGM China was... Tuesday, 12 December 2017 06:10

Macau seeks measures for removal from EU list of “non-cooperative” taxation jurisdictions

Macau seeks measures for removal from EU list of “non-cooperative” taxation jurisdictions The Macau government says it is “maintaining close contact” with mainland China authorities on the adoption of the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters – an initiative of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) it believes would be helpful in ... Tuesday, 12 December 2017 05:53

Property developer unveils AU$150 million plan for Townsville casino surrounds

Property developer unveils AU$150 million plan for Townsville casino surrounds A local property developer has unveiled plans to build an AU$150 million resort surrounding Queensland’s The Ville casino in Townsville, which he describes as “the best site of any casino in Australia.” The concept plans were designed by specialist resort planners Gary Hunt Architects and Pur... Tuesday, 12 December 2017 05:25

Macau gaming lawyers receive global acclaim

Macau gaming lawyers receive global acclaim Two of Macau’s most highly credentialed gaming lawyers have been named in the 2018 Chambers and Partners 2018 Asia Pacific rankings – an annual list of the world’s top lawyers and law firms in their respective areas. MdME’s Rui Pinto Proença and Bruno Nunes from BN Lawyers were among just ... Tuesday, 12 December 2017 04:52

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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