Inside Asian Gaming

COVER STORY CONTENTS JANUARY 2018 10 Breakfast Briefs IN FOCUS 22 Strength in numbers Macau’s VIP segment has been historically volatile, but has surprised with the sheer strength of its resurgence in 2017. What can we expect in 2018? BLUE PAGES 28 Data driven From the traditional betting habits of Europe to the expanses of Asia, data analytics firm BettorLogic is showing how the correct use of data can provide benefits to sportsbook operators and customers alike. THE DISMAL OPTIMIST 34 The rise of Chinese technology and the US response In his latest column for Inside Asian Gaming , Dr Peter T Treadway explores the rise of Chinese technology and its long-term implications KEEN OBSERVATIONS 40 Seperation and instability in the EU In his latest column for IAG , Dr Brian To considers the potential impact of recent moves for independence within the European Union. TECH TALK 44 Aristocrat’s European vacation Aristocrat will be showcasing some of its strongest performing Asian concepts at this year’s ICE Totally Gaming trade show in London. 46 Mission: Macau International Game Technology is confident its new range of titles developed specifically for Asia will make a major impact when deployed in Macau next year. 50 EVENTS CALENDAR IN FOCUS Strength in numbers Cover Image: NagaCorp Enter the Dragon2 NagaWorld’s expansion lifts the Mekong region’s largest integrated resort and Phnom Penh into the top tier of regional destinations, with an increasing focus on Chinese tourists. 14