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Macau court rules concessionaire’s junket list no matter of secrecy Macau’s Court of Appeal has ordered the local gaming watchdog, the DICJ (Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau), to provide a lawyer with a list of junkets operating within the properties of an undisclosed Macau gaming operator. The sentence establishes that, as the information requested of b...
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 17:06

Silver Heritage names Australian business mogul James Spenceley as new Chairman Silver Heritage Group has announced the appointment of James Spenceley as the company’s new non-executive Chairman and director following the departure of former Chairman David Green earlier this month. Spenceley is renowned as a power player in the Australian business community, having founded A...
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 07:00

MGM supports training workshop of IFT and UNWTO MGM China has lent its support to the 5th “Capacity Building for Destination Marketing & Tourism Development” training workshop – part of a joint initiative between the Macao SAR Government and The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to enhance cooperation between the two par...
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 06:24

Government Corporate Counsel becomes third victim of Duterte gaming license purge Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has fired a third official over the granting of a 75-year casino license to the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (APECO). Government Corporate Counsel Rudolf Philip Jurado was fired on Monday for providing the legal opinion which paved the way for APEC...
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 06:14

MGM boss expects Japan to be “vastly larger than Singapore” as gambling addiction bill passed MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren has praised the lengthy process guiding the way for integrated resorts in Japan but says the three resorts to be built upon passage of the IR Implementation Bill will quickly swamp Singapore’s casino industry once open. Murren’s comments come as a key gambling addicti...
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 05:51

VIP returns for Star Entertainment Group Australian integrated resort operator Star Entertainment Group says its gross revenue from 1 January 2018 to 23 May 2018 is up 16.4% year-on-year, boosted by a strong 63.7% growth in international VIP turnover. The trading update, which reveals an impressive rebound from the hit suffered by all Au...
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 05:14

Silver Heritage looking for Tiger Palace to break even in 3Q18 as search for new Nepal partner begins Australian-listed Silver Heritage Group says it expects its Nepal integrated resort, Tiger Palace Resort Bhairahawa, to break even by 3Q18. But it will need to do so alongside a new local partner, with the company admitting that its relationship with its current partner has “run its course.” T...
Monday, 28 May 2018 07:00

Kazuo Okada cleared of Okada Manila fraud and perjury complaints Philippines prosecutors in Parañaque City and Makati have dropped fraud and perjury complaints brought against Japanese gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada by Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment Inc (TRLEI) – but not before his former company accused the Parañaque prosecutor of bias and gross partialit...
Monday, 28 May 2018 06:32

IEC “very, very close” to securing new home for PokerStars LIVE Macau International Entertainment Corporation (IEC) boss Stanley Choi says that he is “very, very close” to securing a new home for live PokerStars branded events in Macau after the former PokerStars LIVE Macau poker room at City of Dreams closed down last month. In a lengthy interview with PokerNews...
Monday, 28 May 2018 05:45

Macau visitor spending rises 22% in 1Q18 to MOP$16.42 billion Visitors to Macau spent MOP$16.42 billion in the three months to 31 March 2018, an increase of 22% year-on-year but down 9.7% sequentially. The majority of spending came from overnight visitors, who contributed MOP$12.68 billion – up 19.6% year-on-year – while spending by same-day visitors grew...
Monday, 28 May 2018 05:19

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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