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The Best is Yet to Come In the 1950s and ‘60s, Frank Sinatra and the other members of the legendary Rat Pack performed regularly on small stages and at dinner theaters in Las Vegas casino hotels. Tickets to the shows, often including a sumptuous multi-course meal, were either given away or priced far below break-even...
Monday, 15 June 2015 20:24
Moving up in Manila In 17 months at Solaire Resort & Casino, Thomas Arasi has boosted performance and expanded the resort’s footprint. With a beautiful property and an exemplary service culture, not to mention a new crowd-pulling neighbor just down the street, he says Solaire is ready to play at the global l...
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 18:38
Sayonara IRs? The high hopes for casino legalization in Japan have dimmed considerably. But the arguments for integrated resorts remain strong
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 15:35

Mr Adelson’s War The billionaire casino magnate has seen the evil, and it’s Internet gambling. He is determined to crush its head. So far, he hasn’t succeeded. But certainly he’s got the money. And now he may have himself a Congress
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 14:47

Nurturing Macau’s Talent The customer experience at a casino in Macau is vastly different to that in Las Vegas. A major reason for that is how staff are trained in each place. Virgil Chan of Synergy Corp., who conducts training for gaming employees, explains the workings of employee development in the city and how to imp...
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 15:20

In Macau’s Footsteps South Korea looks poised to grab a big chunk of the region’s Chinese VIP gaming action
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 15:07

Queensland’s Big Gamble The Australian state plans to join Asia’s casino boom and fix its ailing economy with destination-scale casinos: A calculated risk or pure wishful thinking?
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 12:02

Parting the Veil Few scholars have studied the Chinese passion for gambling as deeply as Desmond Lam. In his latest book the University of Macau associate professor traces its evolution through the ages to the present day and the Macau phenomenon that has riveted the attention of the gaming world.
Thursday, 10 July 2014 15:40

Smoke-Free Macau : Now What? The partial ban didn’t work. A total ban is next. Or is it?
Thursday, 10 July 2014 12:16

When Bad News Obscures Good Times China’s booming casino enclave is being slammed by negative headlines. But are the issues behind them overblown?
Thursday, 19 June 2014 16:18

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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