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Mainland China package tours to Macau enjoy strong December growth The number of visitors arriving in Macau on package tours rose 27.8% to 912,000 in December, according to latest figures released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). The surge included a 32.1% increase in visitors from mainland China to 746,000, while visitation from Korea and Taiwan grew 2...
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 05:50

Macau’s gaming regulator meets with Wynn Macau over allegations Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) has met with representatives of Wynn Macau to discuss the implications of sexual misconduct allegations leveled against the company’s Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn. The local gaming regulator confirmed the meeting via email on Monday, stat...
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 06:28

Scientific Games to raise funds with US$1.2 billion notes offering Scientific Games Corporation has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Scientific Games International, Inc is set to offer an additional US$500 million of its 5.000% senior secured notes due 2025, €325 million of senior secured notes due 2026 and €250 million of senior unsecured notes du...
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 05:55

Crown completes US$300 million sale of former Alon site to Wynn Resorts Australian casino operator Crown Resorts Limited announced on Monday that it has completed the sale of 34.6 acres of vacant land on the Las Vegas Strip to neighboring Wynn Resorts. In a filing to the Australian Securities Exchange, Crown confirmed that the land, located on the northern end of Las V...
Monday, 29 January 2018 18:34

G2E Asia 2018 to cover 30% more exhibition space This year’s G2E Asia will be 30% bigger, according to event organizer Reed Exhibitions, with the show now 95% sold out. The significant expansion was revealed in a press release on Monday in which G2E Asia announced that it would also feature four key industry segments across the interactive even...
Monday, 29 January 2018 17:17

All Japan Poker Championship eyes Macau, Taiwan markets Recently formed poker tour, the All Japan Poker Championship (AJPC), has outlined plans to push into new Asian markets in 2018, headed by Macau, Korea and Taiwan. According to CEO Yasuhiro Sasaki, the AJPC is responding to the growing popularity of poker across japan and will fulfil the desire of m...
Monday, 29 January 2018 16:39

Will Steve Wynn survive as CEO of Wynn Resorts? Could Steve Wynn be ousted as Chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts Ltd? The possibility of one of the world’s largest casino operators being forced to move ahead without its figurehead and namesake is being mooted as a distinct possibility following allegations published in the Wall Street Journal (WS...
Monday, 29 January 2018 07:46

Australasian Gaming Expo announces 76% of 2018 exhibitor space now sold The organizer of the Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) says it has already sold 76% of exhibitor space ahead of the 2018 expo starting on 14 August. In a press release, the company revealed that it is already well on the way to selling out its 19,000 square meters of floor space for this year’s show...
Monday, 29 January 2018 06:05

Pachinko giant Dynam looks to narrow losses Japanese pachinko giant Dynam Japan Holdings Co Ltd has reported a 3.3% decline in revenue to ¥115.12 billion (US$1.06 billion) for the nine months to 31 December 2017, citing a “severe business environment.” Gross pay-ins fell 4.6% to ¥583.83 billion (US$5.37 billion) including an 8.0% decl...
Monday, 29 January 2018 05:56

Bloomberry submits bid to buy Solaire land from Pagcor Bloomberry Resorts Corporation, owner and operator of Solaire Resort & Casino in Manila’s Entertainment City, has submitted a bid to purchase 16 hectares of land on which its flagship integrated resort is located. In a filing to the Philippine Stock Exchange, Bloomberry said it had submitted ...
Sunday, 28 January 2018 21:36

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Inside Asian Gaming takes a look back at the biggest stories of the past week

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TGG to deploy content on Solaire Resort & Casino’s gaming floor

TGG to deploy content on Solaire Resort & Casino’s gaming floor Hong Kong’s TGG Interactive has announced a deal with Manila’s Solaire Resort & Casino to integrate the Philippines casino operator to its Asian VIP and middle-class focused digital gaming machine library on the casino floor. In a press release, TGG said that the successful deployment at S... Friday, 23 February 2018 05:20

Saipan gaming commissioner accuses Macau casinos of not reporting real VIP volumes

Saipan gaming commissioner accuses Macau casinos of not reporting real VIP volumes The Executive Director of the Commonwealth Casino Commission (CCC), the gaming regulatory body of the Northern Mariana Islands, has attributed the comparatively enormous VIP rolling chip volumes running through Imperial Pacific International’s (IPI) Saipan casino to Macau operators failing to repo... Friday, 23 February 2018 05:06

Macau’s Chinese New Year visitation grows 6.5%

Macau’s Chinese New Year visitation grows 6.5% Macau’s visitor arrivals surged by 6.5% year-on-year to more than 960,000 during Chinese New Year, including around 710,000 from mainland China, according to preliminary statistics released by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO). The figures cover the seven days of Spring Festival Golden W... Friday, 23 February 2018 04:27

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Design For Profit

Design For Profit Architect Paul Steelman provides his insights into designing the most expensive privately funded buildings on earth and making and breaking trends. By Muhammad Cohen | Editor-at-Large EMINENT casino architect Paul Steelman helped create the Asian gaming boom with the groundbreaking design of Sands... Monday, 29 January 2018 15:11

Climbing the mountain

Climbing the mountain   ASX-listed Silver Heritage Group finally launched hotel and casino operations at its new Tiger Palace Resort Bhairahawa in late 2017, having survived the 2015 earthquake, a fuel blockade on the Nepal-India border and an AU$19 million (US$14.4 million) funding shortage as a result of the delays. ... Monday, 29 January 2018 15:07

Can sportsbooks survive a 1% tax on handle?

Can sportsbooks survive a 1% tax on handle?   The big news coming out of the United States this year is the likely striking down of the federal ban on sports betting. But with many states licking their lips in anticipation of added tax dollars, the sports betting industry may well have another crippling fight on its hands. THE US Supreme C... Monday, 29 January 2018 15:05

Herman Ng:Macau Pioneer

Herman Ng:Macau Pioneer Inside Asian Gaming discovers a bit more about Herman Ng, CEO and Executive Director of Macau-based slot machine services firm Asia Pioneer Entertainment (APE). Ben Blaschke: Can you start by telling us a bit about yourself and your background? Herman Ng: I grew up in Macau and then when I was 16 ... Monday, 29 January 2018 14:52