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Geoff Freeman to stand down as CEO of American Gaming Association Geoff Freeman has announced that he will stand down as President and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA) at the end of July – barely two months after seeing the US Supreme Court overturn a nationwide ban on sports betting. Freeman, who became the AGA’s second CEO when appointed in 2013...
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 15:27

Kim Jong-un to ask Trump for US-funded integrated resort in North Korea: reports North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is set to ask the United States to invest in a new casino resort in the Wonsan Special Tourist Zone when he meets US President Donald Trump next week, according to local media reports in North Korea. Kim is said to be eyeing the possibility of building the casino, de...
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 14:19

Caesars to take hotel brands global US casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corporation has announced plans to license four of its iconic hotel brands – Caesars Palace, Flamingo, The Cromwell and The LINQ – to selected strategic partners around the world. The potential branding deals are aimed at expanding the global reach of the c...
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 06:38

Andrew Tan makes way for son Kevin as Alliance Global Group CEO Kevin Tan, the son of Alliance Global Group Chairman Andrew Tan, has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer – taking the next step in his father’s long-term succession plan. Alliance Global Group is the majority stakeholder of Travellers International Hotel Group, which owns and operates Reso...
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 06:13

Saipan to consider casino financial fraud bill A Northern Mariana Islands senator has introduced a bill to prevent financial fraud at Saipan’s Imperial Pacific Resort. Senate Bill 20-98, also known as the “Prevention of Fraudulent Misuse of Financial Instruments in Casino Gaming and Other Transactions Act”, was introduced by Senate Presid...
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 05:56

Daily Fantasy Sports giant DraftKings goes live in Australia The world’s largest Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform, DraftKings, has officially launched operations in Australia. The DFS giant went live and began accepting its first Australian-based customers on Sunday, allowing players to take part in competitions against those from other regulated market...
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 05:42

Asia Pioneer Entertainment launches paid intern program with Macau Polytechnic Institute Macau-based electronic gaming equipment supplier Asia Pioneer Entertainment (APE) has launched a paid joint internship program with local higher education facility, Macau Polytechnic Institute. The internship program aims to enable students to gain extensive knowledge in the area of gaming equipmen...
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 05:32

Bloomberry completes Solaire land purchase Philippines casino operator Bloomberry Resorts Corporation has completed the purchase of the two parcels of land upon which its flagship integrated resort, Solaire Resort & Casino, sits in Manila’s Entertainment City precinct. In a Monday announcement, Bloomberry revealed that its subsidiary,...
Monday, 04 June 2018 19:42

Lawrence Ho open to City of Dreams Manila expansion Melco Resorts & Entertainment Chairman Lawrence Ho says he is open to expanding the company’s Philippines integrated resort, City of Dreams Manila, onto vacant land alongside the property owned by its local partner Belle Corp. His comments come after Belle Corp revealed in April that it had s...
Monday, 04 June 2018 06:08

Fitch Ratings declares stable outlook for MGM on improved portfolio, MGM Cotai ramp Ratings agency Fitch has declared a “Stable” outlook for MGM Resorts and its subsidiary MGM China – pointing to improved geographic diversification including benefits to be gained from the opening of MGM Cotai as positives for the company. Fitch Ratings revealed MGM’s updated long-term Issu...
Monday, 04 June 2018 05:44

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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