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Management still a concern for SJM after Dr Ho retirement: analysts News of the retirement of Dr Stanley Ho has done little to quell concerns over management problems at Macau casino operator SJM Holdings, analysts say, with questions still remaining over the company’s long-term succession plans. SJM announced late Thursday that Dr Ho, 96, would stand down from h...
Sunday, 15 April 2018 14:45

¥500 million fine awaits Japan operators providing fraudulent license applications Casino operators found to have obtained a Japan casino license via fraudulent means, including submitting false information, will be fined up to ¥500 million (US$4.7 million) under new terms to be included in the integrated resort bill to be submitted to parliament this month. According to Kyodo N...
Friday, 13 April 2018 06:57

VIDEO: Week in Review Inside Asian Gaming takes a look back at the biggest stories of the past week.
Friday, 13 April 2018 06:52

G2E Asia Awards: one week remaining for public nominations Inside Asian Gaming and G2E Asia have announced that just one week remains for nominations to be made for the inaugural official G2E Asia Awards, to be held in the Ballroom at MGM Cotai on Tuesday 15 May 2018. Nominations can be made by visiting, clicking on the Awards tab, scroll...
Friday, 13 April 2018 06:24

WSOP announces changes to 2018 Player of the Year points formula The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has announced changes to the formula for its prestigious Player of the Year race in 2018. Responding to player feedback, the WSOP said it has adjusted the formula to better reward WSOP bracelet winners and players who run deep, while still rewarding consistency.  ...
Friday, 13 April 2018 05:55

Macau gaming kingpin Dr Stanley Ho to retire from SJM Holdings The godfather of Macau’s gaming industry, Dr Stanley Ho, will retire as Chairman and Executive Director of SJM Holdings in June, the company has announced. In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange late Thursday, SJM revealed that Dr Ho, 96, will step down from his position at the company’s 1...
Friday, 13 April 2018 05:30

Galaxy beats out rivals to appoint Ted Chan as COO – Japan Development Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) has bolstered its Japan team with the appointment of former Melco Resorts Chief Operating Officer Ted Chan as COO – Japan Development. Chan, who had been the subject of widely known rumors suggesting he was in discussions with both SJM and Macau junket operator Su...
Thursday, 12 April 2018 18:51

G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – Professor Glenn McCartney Professor Glenn McCartney MBE is Associate Professor of International Integrated Resort Management at the University of Macau, China, where he also serves the University as Acting Associate Dean (Curriculum and Teaching) in the Faculty of Business Administration. Professor McCartney worked for many ...
Thursday, 12 April 2018 06:19

Retrospective punishments handed down to Macau weather bureau directors after Typhoon Hato The former director of Macau’s Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau, Fong Soi Kun, has had his pension payments suspended for four years as part of aggravated punishments handed down by Chief Executive Chui Sai On this week following the devastating Typhoon Hato that struck the city last August. ...
Thursday, 12 April 2018 06:04

Tokyo to comprise 40% of Japan gross gaming revenue: report Japan’s casino market would be worth around US$15 billion annually, of which Tokyo would account for almost half, under recently agreed regulations between the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its coalition partner Komeito. The US$15 billion figure is an updated estimate by financial ser...
Thursday, 12 April 2018 05:47

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Osaka governor pushing for 2023 IR launch

Osaka governor pushing for 2023 IR launch The governor of Osaka has declared his ambition to open an integrated casino resort in the Japanese city by 2023. Speaking to local media this week, Governor Ichiro Matsui stated his intent to launch an IR within the next five years while downplaying concerns over ongoing political scandals involvi... Thursday, 26 April 2018 20:10

Steve Wolstenholme appointed Group COO of Vietnam IR Hoiana

Steve Wolstenholme appointed Group COO of Vietnam IR Hoiana Vietnam’s Hoi An South Development has announced the appointment of former Okada Manila President and Managing Director Steve Wolstenholme as Group Chief Operating Officer. Wolstenholme brings a wealth of international experience in Asia and North America to Hoiana, including senior roles as Pres... Thursday, 26 April 2018 17:34

Weike to present revolutionary ETG products at G2E Asia in 2018

Weike to present revolutionary ETG products at G2E Asia in 2018 Weike Gaming Technology has announced that it will present its new line of electronic table gaming products; Multi Electronic Table Game – Real Cards Virtual Chips (METG RCVC) and Virtual Multi-Game (VMG) at G2E Asia this year. The METG RCVC is a newly released Semi-Live Baccarat Dealer Table usi... Thursday, 26 April 2018 15:21

G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – Steve Gallaway

G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – Steve Gallaway Steve Gallaway is Managing Partner at Global Market Advisors. His areas of expertise include gaming market assessments, hotel and casino feasibility studies, operational reviews and marketing analysis. Mr Gallaway has spent his entire career in the gaming and hospitality industry, starting as a val... Thursday, 26 April 2018 06:58

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G2E ASIA AWARDS to debut in 2018

G2E ASIA AWARDS to debut in 2018 Inside Asian Gaming and G2E Asia will co-organize the inaugural G2E Asia Awards in 2018 – the official awards of Asia’s biggest industry  trade show and exhibition, G2E Asia. In an exciting development for the Asian gaming industry, Inside Asian Gaming and G2E Asia announced in March that they... Wednesday, 04 April 2018 14:07

Indian Dreaming: Tiger Palace putting Nepal in the game

Indian Dreaming: Tiger Palace putting Nepal in the game By Ben Blaschke The first integrated resort to be built in South Asia, Tiger Palace Resort in Nepal’s lowland Terai plains sits just eight kilometers from the border with India’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh, home to some 215 million people. At US$52 million it also represents a fascinatin... Wednesday, 04 April 2018 14:12

Digital Danger

Digital Danger As the world becomes increasingly digital, the world’s casino operators are taking cyber security more seriously than ever before. But as leading risk mitigation company Kroll explains, risks remain – and not always where you might expect.  By Ben Blaschke AS cautionary tales go, the downfall... Wednesday, 04 April 2018 14:09

Gaming development outlook along the Belt and Road

Gaming development outlook along the Belt and Road Michael Zhu, SVP of International Planning and Analysis for The Innovation Group, delves into the benefits that Chinese President Xi Jinping’s “One Belt and One Road” initiative will bring to Asia’s gaming industry. By Michael Zhu PRIOR to the current recovery of Macau’s gaming malaise, ... Wednesday, 04 April 2018 14:08