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Japan on show in Tokyo The Japan Gaming Congress returned to Tokyo in May for the first time in three years with the biggest names in the industry coming together to discuss the key issues surrounding Asia’s next gaming hub. By Ben Blaschke     It was 2014 when the Japan Gaming Congress (JgC) was held for the firs...
Thursday, 08 June 2017 11:16

Clinton Long: Asian persuasion Inside Asian Gaming Deputy Editor Raquel Dias caught up with Scientific Games Sales Director Clinton Long to discuss his love affair with Asia.   Raquel Dias: Thanks for chatting to us Clinton. Can you start by telling us a little bit about yourself? Clinton Long: I grew up in Sydney and Aristoc...
Thursday, 08 June 2017 11:02

Onwards and upwards for G2E Asia G2E Asia saw record numbers gather at the Venetian Macao last month as Macau’s biggest gaming trade show again attracted the eyes of the industry. By Raquel Dias   As has become customary over the past decade, May saw the latest edition of Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia fire up at the Venetian ...
Tuesday, 06 June 2017 17:44

The Philippines fights back By Muhammad Cohen | Editor at large Muhammad Cohen also blogs for Forbes on gaming throughout Asia and wrote Hong Kong On Air, a novel set during the 1997 handover about TV news, love, betrayal, high finance and cheap lingerie.    For the Philippines, 2016 began with stolen millions from the Ba...
Monday, 08 May 2017 17:00

Macau’s entertainment dilemma In an insightful interview, former Melco Crown Entertainment executive John Raczka explains why Macau must overcome some difficult hurdles if it hopes to fulfill the government’s dream of boasting world-class non-gaming attractions. If you ever wondered who drove the development of the cutting ed...
Monday, 08 May 2017 16:50

From pachinko to sumo wrestling The building of a Japanese IR In the third of their five part series on the development of Japanese integrated resorts, casino and IR experts Dr Glenn McCartney and Dr Andy Nazarechuk look at the attractions a Japanese IR will need to consider if it is to thrive.  By Dr Glenn McCartney and Dr And...
Monday, 08 May 2017 16:36

Spotlight on Japan The second Japan Gaming Congress takes place this month with leading operators, local politicians and industry experts converging on Tokyo for this landmark event.   With the eyes of the gaming world now very much focused on Japan, May sees the Grand Hyatt Tokyo play host to the second edition of...
Monday, 08 May 2017 16:30

Yet another trade show? In his latest column for Inside Asian Gaming, Dr Brian To looks at the importance of modern day trade shows to business strategy and the failings of some companies to capitalize. By Professor Dr Brian To Professor Dr Brian To is a global strategist and senior practice professor with over six advan...
Monday, 08 May 2017 16:24

Asia’s final fantasy IAG speaks to Jeffrey Haas, Chief International Officer at DraftKings, about the rapid rise of Daily Fantasy Sports and the game’s global regulatory state ahead of DraftKings’ push into Asia. By Ben Blaschke   Ben Blaschke: Thanks for chatting with us Jeffrey. Can you start by providing a br...
Monday, 08 May 2017 16:00

The Rise of Indochina Part 1 In the first of a two-part series examining Vietnam and Cambodia, MdME’s Rui Pinto Proença guides us through the regulatory framework surrounding the Cambodian gaming industry. By Rui Pinto Proença Rui Pinto Proença is a partner at MdME, where he heads the firm’s Corporate and Gaming practi...
Monday, 08 May 2017 15:52

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