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Saipan: Trouble in paradise 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.   After grabbing headlines with more VIP action than Venetian Macao,...
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 15:29

Wayne Lio: Forward thinker A Macau local, Wayne Lio has not only witnessed the city’s incredible transformation over the years but is playing is own role in its future as Senior Vice President of Business Development with leading Macau junket Tak Chun Group.   Inside Asian Gaming: Thanks for taking some time out to cha...
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 15:27

Welcome to the new Macau From its incredible rise to the top of world gaming to the sudden crash that few saw coming, Macau is rising once more from the ashes – and the long-term outlook is a bright one. By Ben Blaschke    “Things are never as good as they feel and never as bad as they seem.”   It’s a quote t...
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 15:23

Star wars For more than a decade the dominant player in the online poker scene, PokerStars has embarked on a rocky road since being bought out by Amaya Gaming in 2014. So what’s going on at this online gaming giant? By Ben Blaschke   To say it’s been an eventful 12 months for PokerStars – by far the ...
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 15:01

Ethics again? In his second column for Inside Asian Gaming, Dr Brian To looks at the lack of ethics in business which continues to manifest itself globally. By Professor Dr Brian To   The recent decision by Volkswagen to plead guilty to cheating on the emissions performance of its vehicles is more than dishear...
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 14:58

Dealing the Millenials in Table games may have a leg up on slots when it comes to attracting Millennials, but work still needs to be done. By Paul Harry   Lately, there has been a flurry of articles and concerns regarding the dilemma of Millennials and their impact, or lack thereof, on casinos. Sadly, most of the articles...
Thursday, 26 January 2017 16:29

Will Trump accidentally destroy Las Vegas? New US President Donald Trump has already stirred the pot with a number of inflammatory comments against China – and it is Las Vegas that could find itself in the hot seat when China retaliates. By Prof. I. Nelson Rose   President Donald Trump’s greatest strength, his success as a businessman...
Thursday, 26 January 2017 15:15

Japan rolls the dice 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.     Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe     When Genting Gr...
Thursday, 12 January 2017 12:06

Macau students “Mastering Cotai” Galaxy Macau last month hosted the inaugural “Mastering Cotai” event which saw Masters students from the University of Macau present their research to over 100 gaming industry executives.   Leading Macau gaming industry executives were granted a sneak peek into gaming’s next generation in ...
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 17:01

Gambling on gaming With a massive global audience and betting activity that is expected to quadruple by 2020, could eSports, also known as competitive video gaming, be the way of the future for the gaming industry? By Charles Anderer   Last month, the Nevada Gaming Policy Committee gave the state’s regulators a g...
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 16:55

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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