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Far East Consortium aiming to leverage VIP customer base in new casino segment Hong Kong real estate giant Far East Consortium (FEC) has described the opportunity to introduce its sizeable VIP customer base to its global gaming operations as being behind the decision to invest in gaming operations in Australia and Europe. Outlining the company’s future plans in its 2018 An...
Friday, 27 July 2018 05:00

CEO of Hong Kong blockchain firm Alphaslot speaks at Distributed 2018 conference The CEO of Hong Kong blockchain company Alphaslot, Raymond Chan, spoke at the Distributed 2018 conference in San Francisco last week, sharing his insights into Alphaslot and how it plans to transform casino gaming.  The innovative project, which leverages blockchain technology to tokenize casino g...
Thursday, 26 July 2018 06:33

Macau’s Paradise Entertainment issues positive profit alert Macau’s Paradise Entertainment Ltd has issued a positive profit alert for the six months ended 30 June 2018. In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Wednesday, Paradise said it expects to record a profit for the period, compared with a HK$35 million loss in the first six months of 2017. T...
Thursday, 26 July 2018 05:58

Sands China enjoys strong 2Q18 as all Macau properties surge   • Sands China net revenue up 18% to US$2.11 billion • Venetian Macao leads the way with casino revenue up 25.8% • All Macao properties book 2Q18 increases • Las Vegas Sands books 6.2% group-wide revenue growth • Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands falls 15.5% on slower VIP   ...
Thursday, 26 July 2018 05:49

Genting Singapore incorporates new Japanese subsidiaries Genting Singapore has upped the ante in its pursuit of a Japan casino license by incorporating five new wholly-owned Japanese subsidiaries. In an announcement, the company named the five subsidiaries as Genting Japan Co., Ltd, Genting Tokyo Co., Ltd, Genting Osaka Co., Ltd, Genting Yokohama Co., Lt...
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 19:13

Melco Resorts to launch new City of Dreams junket space in early 2019 By Ben Blaschke Melco Resorts Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho says the company expects to launch substantial new VIP space at its flagship Macau IR, City of Dreams, by early 2019. Confirmation of the new VIP gaming space, to be located in the second floor expanse formerly occupied by PokerStars LIVE ...
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 19:02

Landing International granted provisional PAGCOR gaming license for Philippines IR Landing International Development Limited has been granted a provisional gaming license by Philippines gaming regulator PAGCOR to operate an integrated resort including a casino within Manila’s Entertainment City precinct in Parañaque. The license will be valid for 15 years until 11 July 2033 a...
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 18:55

Galaxy continues Japan push with Monaco Boys Choir performances Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) and its partner Monte Carlo Société des Bains de Mer (SBM) have continued to promote their Japanese IR ambitions via a cultural exchange program under which the Monaco Boys Choir is currently performing a series of concerts in Japan. The concerts included a perfor...
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 07:10

MGM’s social responsibility efforts recognized by PATA MGM has been awarded the PATA Gold Award in CSR category and two accolades at the 7th Cross-Strait-Four-Region Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Awards organized by the Mirror Post of Hong Kong. The company won the PATA Gold Award in the CSR category with its “Making Great Moment to th...
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 07:01

Strong growth for India’s Delta Corp Indian gaming operator Delta Corp saw its net revenue grow 36.8% in the three months to 30 June 2018 to 109.9 crore, boosted by a 48.7% increase in income from gaming operations. Casino revenue for the company grew 53% for the quarter, with Union Gaming’s Grant Govertsen attributing the improveme...
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 06:50

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Japan lottery ticket sales continue decline

Japan lottery ticket sales continue decline Sales of lottery tickets in Japan have fallen for a second straight year, down 6.9% to JPY786.6 billion in 2017 according to official figures released this week. According to a report in The Japan Times, the decline represents the first time since 1997 that sales have come in below JPY800 billion. ... Wednesday, 15 August 2018 07:24

“Only a matter of time before online gambling becomes legal in Australia”

“Only a matter of time before online gambling becomes legal in Australia” It is “only a matter of time” before Australian lawmakers act to make online gambling legal, according to leading authorities in the field. Speaking at this week’s Gaming, Racing and Wagering Australia (GRWA) conference in Sydney, GamePlan Consultants founder Sudhir Kalé said that he expects... Wednesday, 15 August 2018 07:15

Star lodges development application for new Ritz-Carlton hotel tower in Sydney

Star lodges development application for new Ritz-Carlton hotel tower in Sydney Australia’s Star Entertainment Group has lodged a development application with the NSW Department of Planning for its new AU$500 million Ritz-Carlton hotel tower in Sydney. The proposed hotel and residences tower at The Star Sydney complex, together with works in a connected ribbon development, w... Wednesday, 15 August 2018 06:43

Macau eSports founder denies cryptocurrency scheme accusations

Macau eSports founder denies cryptocurrency scheme accusations The founder of Macau-based eSports organization Grow uP eSports has hit back at what he describes as “baseless and calumnious allegations” in relation to a cryptocurrency mining scheme that has left around 70 Macau locals HK$20 million out of pocket. In a strongly worded statement sent to Insid... Wednesday, 15 August 2018 06:36

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OZ VIP: A new dawn

OZ VIP: A new dawn It has taken just 12 months for Australia’s VIP turnover to rebound following the arrests of 19 Crown Resorts employees in China in October 2016, but the balance of power between Australian operators has shifted dramatically in the process. By Ben Blaschke   Just 12 months after the release of... Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:32

Waiting for Garapan

Waiting for Garapan Imperial Pacific says it will miss another deadline for completing its Saipan casino hotel, and there’s no consensus on a completion date. Meanwhile, VIP roll and trade receivable numbers soar. By Muhammad Cohen   Imperial Pacific International continues to excel at manythings. Its monopoly ca... Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:27

License to thrill: How casino re-tendering will shape Macau’s future

License to thrill: How casino re-tendering will shape Macau’s future Professor Glenn McCartney takes a look at the impending Macau casino re-tendering process and why the government’s criteria for issuing licenses will shape the city’s tourism future. By Professor Glenn McCartney   Macau’s casino concession and sub-concession contracts will all end in a few... Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:21

Making live online gaming a reality

Making live online gaming a reality Latency has long been the ultimate challenge for online gaming operators in their quest to provide a quality product, but a new open framework technology could prove to be a game-changer. By Jaheer Abbas | Senior Director, SEA & India at Limelight Networks   It’s hard to imagine that onlin... Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:09