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Byron Yip appointed Okada Manila COO, grand opening set for autumn By Muhammad Cohen and Ben Blaschke Former Deutsche Bank and Union Gaming banker Byron Yip has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Okada Manila, Inside Asian Gaming has learned. Yip, who has also joined the board of directors of Okada Manila operator Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment Inc...
Monday, 11 June 2018 20:04

Imperial Pacific sues Bloomberg over Saipan reports Imperial Pacific International (IPI) has launched legal action in Hong Kong against media giant Bloomberg and two of its reporters over a series of articles that have been highly critical of the company’s operations in Saipan. According to a report by local newspaper Marianas Variety, the High Co...
Monday, 11 June 2018 07:02

Melco Resorts to open temporary Cyprus casino on 28 June as ground broken on IR Melco Resorts & Entertainment has announced that it will launch its temporary Cyprus casino on 28 June 2018 after breaking ground on the nation’s first integrated resort, City of Dreams Mediterranean, on Friday. The temporary facility, currently being built on a small parcel of land not far f...
Monday, 11 June 2018 06:48

LDP delays passage of Japan’s IR bill to boost hopes in Niigata election Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party has delayed passage of the long-awaited IR Implementation Bill in order to avoid any potential backlash against a candidate it backed in Sunday’s gubernatorial election in Niigata Prefecture. Independent candidate Hideyo Hanazumi won a closely fought elec...
Monday, 11 June 2018 06:26

International Entertainment Corp flags HK$75 million losses Hong Kong-based gaming investor International Entertainment Corp (IEC) has issued a profit warning for the 12 months to 31 March 2018, revealing that it expects to record total losses of almost HK$75 million. In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, IEC said it expected to record losses “of n...
Monday, 11 June 2018 06:04

Australia’s Tabcorp looking to exit Sun Bets UK sportsbook deal amid big losses Australian gaming giant Tabcorp Holdings Limited has revealed that it is in discussions with joint venture partner News UK to exit its agreement to operate online sportsbook Sun Bets. Tabcorp confirmed recent rumors that it is looking for a way out in a Friday announcement, stating, “These discus...
Monday, 11 June 2018 05:49

AGTech enters strategic partnership to promote China Sports Lottery AGTech Holdings Limited has entered into a three-year strategic cooperation framework agreement with Guangdong Province Sports Lottery Center to carry out marketing and promotion, sales and operations of China Sports Lottery throughout offline retail channels of its parent company Alibaba Group, suc...
Friday, 08 June 2018 06:49

Macau casino stocks fall as Union Pay crackdown threatens Premium Mass By Ben Blaschke Macau’s casino stocks were all down at close on Thursday following news this week that authorities have embarked on a new crackdown on the use of Union Pay cards by removing Union Pay POS terminals from pawnshops inside a number of Cotai integrated resorts. The Monetary Authority...
Friday, 08 June 2018 06:31

All Japan Poker Championships eying further Asian growth The boss of the All Japan Poker Championships has flagged further regional expansion for the tournament series after its biggest ever event attracted 1,149 registrations to Paradise City in Incheon, Korea, in late May. Running from 18 to 27 May, the latest AJPC Circuit Event was the first to run fo...
Friday, 08 June 2018 05:51

Macau casino smoking infractions jump 152% between January and May Macau’s Health Bureau says it prosecuted 665 cases of illegal smoking in casinos over the first five months of 2018, an increase of 152% over the same period last year following the introduction of strict new tobacco control laws. The Health Bureau said it conducted 368 joint inspections of casin...
Friday, 08 June 2018 05:36

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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