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G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – Michael Clifford G2E Asia and Inside Asian Gaming present our series introducing the judges for the inaugural official G2E Asia Awards, to be held in the Ballroom at MGM Cotai on Tuesday 15 May 2018. Mr Michael Clifford is the Senior Vice President – Casino Operations of Wynn Palace. Mr Clifford is responsible f...
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 06:11

O MEDIA launches Hengqin Record weekly email newsletter O MEDIA, owner of Inside Asian Gaming, has launched Hengqin Record – Macau’s first weekly email newsletter and website focusing specifically on Hengqin and its role in the Greater Bay Area. The website is located at HengqinRecord.com. Hengqin Record, which was sent to subscribers for the very...
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 06:03

Edoc and Yogo continue Asian Poker Tour domination The more things change the more they stay the same. The Asian Poker Tour completed its first featured event of the year over the weekend but despite attracting big numbers to the APT Philippines Championships 2018 at Resorts World Manila, it was two familiar faces – Filipino pro Lester Edoc and Ja...
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 05:48

Lawmakers agree ¥6,000 (US$56) entry fee amidst sudden clarity for Japan IR bill by Andrew W Scott and Ben Blaschke • Remarkable and sudden clarity from Japan in the last few days • There will be 3 casinos • Second round of casinos at least 7 years later • Locals play capped at 3 times a week, 10 times a month • Casino floor space 3% of total IR (previously tout...
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 05:28

NagaWorld first quarter revenue climbs 181% as Naga2 impact kicks in Cambodian integrated resort, NagaWorld, has seen its gross gaming revenue soar by a massive 181% to US$243.2 million in the three months to 31 March 2018, buoyed by the launch of Naga2 late last year which has seen a surge in both VIP and mass play. Releasing its unaudited financial results for the...
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 04:51

Donaco wins injunction against Thai vendor to freeze major shareholding Australian-listed Donaco International Limited has been granted an injunction by the Supreme Court of New South Wales to freeze the shares held by the Thai vendors of its Star Vegas casino resort in Cambodia. Donaco is seeking damages of US$120 million from the vendors – named as Somboon Sukcharo...
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 19:33

G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – Raymond Chan G2E Asia and Inside Asian Gaming present our series introducing the judges for the inaugural official G2E Asia Awards, to be held in the Ballroom at MGM Cotai on Tuesday 15 May 2018. Raymond Chan co-founded TGG, a network of innovative gaming ideas to bring fun for the Asian emerging mass market ...
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 06:27

Richard Branson buys Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas will be renovated and rebranded Virgin Hotels Las Vegas after it was purchased by billionaire Richard Branson last week. A partnership with Los Angeles-based investment firm Juniper Capital Partners and others, Branson has promised to completely reimagine...
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 06:21

Suncity Group Holdings moves to profit as IR investment looms Hong Kong-listed Suncity Group Holdings – formerly known as Sun Century Group Ltd – posted a profit attributable to the owners of the company of RMB197 million (US$31.4 million) in 2017, improved from a loss of RMB702 million in 2016. The result came despite a 50.9% decline in revenue for the ye...
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 05:47

Japan lawmakers agree on three integrated resorts    •  Japan’s ruling LDP Party and its coalition partner Komeito agree to issue three IR licenses.  •  LDP had previously called for four or five IRs, while Komeito preferred two or three.  •  More licences may be issued after seven years.  •  The parties may have settled on...
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 04:58

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SJM the latest to introduce eco-friendly new energy bus service

SJM the latest to introduce eco-friendly new energy bus service Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, S.A. (SJM) has become the latest Macau operator to introduce a new energy shuttle bus service. The buses will begin operations in May, with the number of new energy buses to be increased in phases. In its announcement, SJM said the introduction of the buses “demonstr... Friday, 20 April 2018 07:33

VIDEO - Week in Review

VIDEO - Week in Review Inside Asian Gaming takes a look back at the biggest stories of the past week. Friday, 20 April 2018 07:27

Aquis boss accuses ACT government of 17-month silence

Aquis boss accuses ACT government of 17-month silence The CEO of Hong Kong’s Aquis Entertainment Limited has accused the Australian Capital Territory government of leaving it in the dark for 17 months over an AU$330 million Canberra Casino development proposal. The accusation follows an ultimatum issued by the government earlier this week giving Aqu... Friday, 20 April 2018 07:18

“Protectionism” harming Macau non-gaming growth: scholar

“Protectionism” harming Macau non-gaming growth: scholar A respected Macau scholar says protectionist policies aimed at supporting locals are in fact harming the government’s own efforts to grow the city’s international tourism appeal. Professor Glenn McCartney, Acting Associate Dean, Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Macau, out... Friday, 20 April 2018 07:06

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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