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Japan government submits IR Implementation Bill to the National Diet Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party submitted the long-awaited IR Implementation Bill to its parliament, the National Diet, on Friday after officially approving its casino regulations. Although doubts have surfaced over whether the bill will be passed before the end of the current Diet sessio...
Monday, 30 April 2018 06:25

Macau Legend completes sale of Landmark Macau Legend Development Ltd has completed the sale of peninsula hotel and casino The Ladmark Macau. In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Macau Legend said that the HK$4.6 billion disposal of its subsidiary, New Macau Landmark Management Limited (NML), had been completed on Friday 27 April ...
Monday, 30 April 2018 06:16

Imperial Pacific confirms plans to ask for Saipan extension, set to add junkets Imperial Pacific International has confirmed its intention to ask for a further extension to the deadline for completion of its Saipan integrated resort. Outlining the status of construction in its 2017 Annual Report, released to investors on Friday, IPI referred to last July’s amendment to its C...
Monday, 30 April 2018 05:43

Launch of MGM Cotai junkets delayed until September MGM China CEO and Executive Director Grant Bowie has revealed that the launch of junket operations at its recently opened Macau integrated resort MGM Cotai will be delayed until August or September. Bowie provided the update during MGM Resorts’ 1Q18 earnings call on Friday, having previously anno...
Monday, 30 April 2018 05:28

Bloomberry wins bid to buy Solaire land parcels from PAGCOR Bloomberry Resorts Corporation will acquire the 16 hectares of land upon which its Solaire Resort & Casino sits after being informed by gaming regulator PAGCOR last week that its bid has been successful. In a filing to the Philippines Stock Exchange, Bloomberry revealed that the land would be p...
Monday, 30 April 2018 05:09

Crown fined AU$300,000 for slot machine tampering Australian casino operator Crown Resorts Limited has been fined AU$300,000 by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) for the unauthorized use of blanking plates on slot machines at Crown Melbourne. The fine relates to a trial conducted in March and April 2017 where blan...
Monday, 30 April 2018 04:50

Inaugural G2E Asia Awards finalists to be announced on Monday 30 April 2018 Inside Asian Gaming and G2E Asia, co-organizers of the inaugural G2E Asia Awards, will announce the official nominees for the 2018 G2E Asia Awards next Monday 30 April 2018. The highly-anticipated announcement of the official nominees comes after a total of 277 public nominations were received f...
Friday, 27 April 2018 05:48

Macau gaming tax revenue grows 17.7% in 1Q18 The Macau government raised MOP$23.6 billion through direct taxes on the gaming industry in the three months to 31 December 2018, a 17.7% increase on the MOP$22.3 billion in gaming taxes accrued during the same period last year. The figure represents 84.5% of all revenue brought in by the governmen...
Friday, 27 April 2018 05:39

Peninsula drives MGM China 1Q18 growth despite Cotai launch MGM China saw its net revenues grow 25% year-on-year to HK$4.7 billion (US$596 million) in 1Q18, boosted by the opening of MGM Cotai and a 7.5% increase in revenue at MGM Macau. MGM Cotai, which opened its doors to the public on 13 February 2018, contributed HK$666.7 million (US$85 million) in net ...
Friday, 27 April 2018 05:19

Osaka governor pushing for 2023 IR launch The governor of Osaka has declared his ambition to open an integrated casino resort in the Japanese city by 2023. Speaking to local media this week, Governor Ichiro Matsui stated his intent to launch an IR within the next five years while downplaying concerns over ongoing political scandals involvi...
Thursday, 26 April 2018 20:10

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SKYCITY signs construction agreement for Adelaide Casino expansion

SKYCITY signs construction agreement for Adelaide Casino expansion SKYCITY Entertainment Group has signed a construction agreement with Hansen Yuncken for the AU$330 million redevelopment and expansion of Australia’s Adelaide Casino. The agreement with the leading building contractor covers a 27-month construction period from the date of commencement and include... Monday, 21 May 2018 07:14

POGO rules hurt LRWC 1Q18 results but casino division strong

POGO rules hurt LRWC 1Q18 results but casino division strong Leisure & Resorts World Corporation (LRWC) – the Philippines gaming company looking to partner with Galaxy Entertainment Group in developing an integrated resort in Boracay – saw its revenue fall slightly by 2% to Php3.86 billion (US$74 million) in 1Q18, its online operations taking a hit fr... Monday, 21 May 2018 07:00

VIDEO: G2E Asia 2018 highlights

VIDEO: G2E Asia 2018 highlights Inside Asian Gaming takes a visual look back at G2E Asia 2018 . Monday, 21 May 2018 06:44

Aquis granted Canberra extension as Justin Fong quits

Aquis granted Canberra extension as Justin Fong quits Australian-listed Aquis Entertainment has been granted an extension by the ACT government to the original 14 May deadline to submit a revised proposal for its planned multi-million dollar expansion of Casino Canberra. But the company will have to complete any such proposal without one of its key di... Saturday, 19 May 2018 18:49

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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