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VIDEO: Inside Morpheus at City of Dreams Inside Asian Gaming presents a glimpse inside Melco Resorts’ new US$1.1 billion Morpheus hotel at City of Dreams, which opened in Macau last Friday 15 June.
Monday, 18 June 2018 15:33

VIDEO: Week in Review Inside Asian Gaming takes a look back at the biggest stories of the past week.
Friday, 15 June 2018 07:18

SJM director Angela Leong registers six Macau trademarks ahead of Cotai IR launch Macau Theme Park and Resort Limited – a company controlled by SJM Co-Chairman and Executive Director Angela Leong – has registered six new Macau trademarks, most likely to be incorporated into SJM’s under-construction Cotai integrated resort Grand Lisboa Palace. According to a report by Macau...
Friday, 15 June 2018 07:16

French Republic bestows Chevalier de L’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur on Pansy Ho MGM China Co-Chairperson and Executive Director Pansy Ho has been bestowed the Chevalier de L’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur by the French President for her contribution in promoting French-Chinese trade, tourism, arts and cultural cooperation and exchange. The L’Ordre National de la ...
Friday, 15 June 2018 06:57

Lawrence Ho doubles down on US$10 billion Japan pledge Melco Resorts Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho has reaffirmed his commitment to invest more than US$10 billion into a Japan integrated resort should his company win one of the three casino licenses on offer under the country’s IR legislation. Speaking to media ahead of the opening of Melco’s US$1 b...
Friday, 15 June 2018 06:29

Melco Resorts to open luxury Macau hotel Morpheus today Melco Resorts will launch its new luxury hotel Morpheus at City of Dreams today. The US$1 billion hotel, designed by the late Zaha Hadid, has been described by Melco Resorts Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho as the company’s “masterpiece” and is positioned to target the lucrative premium mass seg...
Friday, 15 June 2018 06:11

MGM Resorts declares US$1 billion senior notes offering MGM Resorts International has proposed a public offering of US$1 billion in aggregate principal amount of 5.750% senior notes due 2025.   In an early Friday announcement local time, MGM said that the company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering of the notes for “general corporate ...
Friday, 15 June 2018 05:48

Former Deputy Commissioner named as “main plunderer” in Jack Lam bribery scandal Former Deputy Commissioner of the Philippines Bureau of Immigration Al Argosino has been named as the “main plunderer” in the bribery case that led to former Macau gaming tycoon Jack Lam being issued with an arrest order in late 2016. As reported by Rappler, Argosino was named as the central fi...
Thursday, 14 June 2018 07:16

CrownBet to be rebranded Sportingbet as old Australian favorite returns Australian online sportsbook CrownBet is set to bring the Sportingbet brand back to life after filing an application to reserve the name with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, according to local media reports. Sportingbet was one of the country’s leading online sportsbooks bef...
Thursday, 14 June 2018 06:16

IGT dips toe into social gaming Global gaming giant IGT is making its first major foray into social casino gaming after signing a patent cross-license agreement with FlowPlay, Inc, a developer and publisher of community-based online social games. Under the agreement, FlowPlay can develop games including patented game features fro...
Thursday, 14 June 2018 05:40

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VIDEO: Week in Review

VIDEO: Week in Review Inside Asian Gaming takes a look back at the biggest stories of the past week. Friday, 22 June 2018 07:06

Melco hosts workshop on Occupational Safety and Health Management for SMEs

Melco hosts workshop on Occupational Safety and Health Management for SMEs Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited has conducted a workshop in which it shared with local SMEs the latest trends in Occupational Safety & Health Management Certification and Melco’s experience and expertise in the matter. The workshop attracted SME representatives from various industr... Friday, 22 June 2018 06:55

SJM grants Ina Chan 3 million ordinary shares

SJM grants Ina Chan 3 million ordinary shares Ina Chan, a newly appointed executive director at SJM Holdings and third wife of former Chairman Stanley Ho, has been granted share options totaling 3 million ordinary shares, the company has announced. The shares have an exercise price of HK$10.26 per share. Dr Chan was voted to the board at SJM... Friday, 22 June 2018 06:51

Korea’s foreigner-only casino turnover down 5.4% in 2017

Korea’s foreigner-only casino turnover down 5.4% in 2017 Korea’s foreigner-only casinos saw turnover fall 5.4% to KRW1.2 trillion (US$1.1 billion) in 2017 according to figures released this week by the National Gambling Control Commission (NGCC). The fall in casino gaming activity was linked to a similar 6.2% decline in casino visitation to 2.2 million... Friday, 22 June 2018 06:35

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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