Scientific Game

Daily News

MGM Cotai announces 13 February opening date MGM China has announced that it will hold its long-awaited grand opening on Tuesday 13 February. In a press release, the company confirmed that it would hold a series of events over two days “to introduce Asia’s most innovative integrated resort, featuring Spectacle and MGM Theater at Cotai, ...
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 13:24

ICE London to kick off today The world’s biggest gaming industry trade show, ICE, gets underway today in London. Running from 6 to 8 February, this year’s exhibition will feature exhibitors from 65 jurisdictions and gaming industry professionals from over 120 nations. Inside Asian Gaming will also have a team of four on th...
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 06:43

Cagayan unveils plans for new Philippines casino resort attraction The Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) is planning to create a new “tourist cluster” that will include a casino and other entertainment facilities to boost tourism to the northern Philippines province. According to a report in the Manila Bulletin, an unidentified Taiwanese company has expre...
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 06:38

Hard Rock International to launch online casino Hard Rock International has announced that its iGaming division has entered into a strategic partnership with Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) to build a new online casino.  “Hard Rock has an ambitious plan to become a global leader in the international online gaming space,” said Kresimir Spajic...
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 01:25

Sands China supports Macau Holy House of Mercy’s Welfare Shop A group of around 35 Sands China Care Ambassadors spent time on Saturday volunteering at Macau Holy House of Mercy’s Welfare Shop, where they distributed 350 food hampers to disadvantaged families ahead of the upcoming Year of the Dog. It is the sixth year in a row for Sands China to support the ...
Monday, 05 February 2018 23:16

Macau approves 80 extra flight arrivals for Chinese New Year The Civil Aviation Authority of Macao (AACM) has approved the arrival of 80 extra commercial and charter flights – primarily from China and Taiwan – to meet demand ahead of upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. The flights, which began arriving on Sunday 4 February and will continue until 26 ...
Monday, 05 February 2018 22:51

Cheng family’s casino arm to buy English football club Wigan Athletic International Entertainment Corporation (IEC), the casino and hotel property leasing firm controlled by the Cheng family, has entered into a pre-agreement term sheet to purchase English League One football club Wigan Athletic. The deal, which will see IEC acquire the entire share capital in Wigan ...
Monday, 05 February 2018 22:27

Pachinko operator Okura merges two key subsidiaries Japanese pachinko operator Okura Holdings Ltd has announced a merger of two key subsidiaries as part of an internal restructuring aimed at streamlining operations. The merger sees Okura Kyushu dissolved into Okura Japan in order to comply with local laws, which state that any machines certified by t...
Monday, 05 February 2018 06:58

MGM China announces staff bonuses amid labor group protests MGM China has announced two bonuses for eligible staff, including a discretionary bonus and a special bonus, which will see them earn up to 14 months’ worth of their normal salary for 2017. The boost comes amid tensions between MGM and some frontline workers following a demonstration outside MG...
Saturday, 03 February 2018 22:19

Asian Poker Tour adds second Vietnam leg to 2018 schedule The Asian Poker Tour has announced a new stop on the 2018 tour with the APT Championships 2018 to be held at Pro Poker Club in Ho Chi Minh City from 11 to 22 July. The latest Vietnam stop follows a successful launch event for the current season, APT Kickoff Vietnam, which saw a huge field of 664 pl...
Saturday, 03 February 2018 22:14

What's new

Steve Wynn evicted, given no compensation under Wynn Resorts separation agreement

Steve Wynn evicted, given no compensation under Wynn Resorts separation agreement Wynn Resorts co-founder Steve Wynn will receive no compensation and has less than four months to vacate his personal residence at Wynn Las Vegas under the terms of his separation agreement, the company has revealed. Details of the formal agreement between Wynn Resorts and its former Chairman were d... Monday, 19 February 2018 14:00

Okada Manila delays, Wynn Resorts litigation lead to Universal profit slump

Okada Manila delays, Wynn Resorts litigation lead to Universal profit slump Japan’s Universal Entertainment Corporation has recorded a net loss of ¥13.43 billion (US$125.4 million) for the nine months to 31 December 2017, a significant decline from its previously announced forecast due to construction expenses at Okada Manila, sluggish pachinko and pachislot sales and on... Thursday, 15 February 2018 06:48

Kenneth Rosevear retires from MGM China board

Kenneth Rosevear retires from MGM China board MGM China has announced the resignation of Kenneth Rosevear as a non-Executive Director. Rosevear steps down from the role just a day after the launch of the company’s new Macau integrated resort, MGM Cotai, which opened with a lavish ceremony on Tuesday. MGM said that Rosevear’s departure was... Thursday, 15 February 2018 06:47

Parisian Macao hits five billion social media impressions

Parisian Macao hits five billion social media impressions Sands China’s newest Macau integrated resort, The Parisian Macao, has attracted more than five billion impressions since opening in September 2016. The milestone was revealed by Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson in a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange overnight outlining Sands China’s finan... Thursday, 15 February 2018 06:27

Current Issue

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