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Exploring new horizons Open-source platform provider TGG is looking to fill what it sees as a major gap in the global gaming market by providing game options that suit operators of all shapes and sizes. PLUGGING the holes. It’s a term that fits well when describing open-source platform pioneer TGG, whose rapid expansio...
Monday, 04 December 2017 15:42

Service strategy that works? In his latest column for IAG, Dr Brian To looks at contrasting approaches to customer service and the benefits of giving customers a unique experience. By Professor Dr Brian To   DURING the 1980s, we all came to know of the legendary service that was provided by the giant retailer Nordstrom, fou...
Monday, 04 December 2017 15:41

MGS’ High Five The show formerly known as the Macao Gaming Show celebrated its 5th anniversary at theVenetian Macao in November. THE MGS Entertainment Show celebrated its 5th year in 2017 with 162 exhibitors and visitors from over 80 countries converging on the Venetian Macao from 14 to 16 November. Event organi...
Monday, 04 December 2017 15:37

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Number one - Sheldon Adelson 1 Sheldon Adelson CHAIRMAN AND CEOLas Vegas Sands CHAIRMAN AND CEOSands China POWER SCORE7,549 LAST YEAR1 CLAIMS TO FAME • Brought Las Vegas to Asia with Sands Macao and Venetian Macao • Founding father of Macau’s Cotai Strip, putting Macau on track as a tourism destination • Develop...
Monday, 04 December 2017 15:28

Guiding light Mr Jay Chun, Chairman of MGS Entertainment Show organizer the Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Association (MGEMA), discusses the birth of the MGEMA and how it plans to help shape Macau’s future ahead of the 5th anniversary of MGS. By Ben Blaschke       Ben Blaschke: The MGS Entertainm...
Thursday, 26 October 2017 15:35

Macau satellite casinos: the more the merrier? MdME’s Rui Pinto Proença looks at the recent flurry of satellite casinos entering the Macau market and their apparent flouting of the “2008 Moratorium.”  By Rui Pinto Proenç As we enter the final stretch of 2017, it is clear that Macau will end the year with no additions to its portfolio ...
Thursday, 26 October 2017 15:33

NOkada Manila Japan’s Universal Entertainment ousted founder Kazuo Okada earlier this year, prompting questions about the future of the integrated resort bearing his name and the company’s Japan casino ambitions. By Muhammad Cohen | Editor-at-Large After years of controversy, it all seemed to be coming toge...
Thursday, 26 October 2017 15:31

Macau city brand strategy Professor Glenn McCartney explains the importance of developing a unique city brand strategy and why it can help Macau achieve true diversification when it comes to tourist appeal. By Professor Glenn McCartney The brand strategy of a city – from its vision and goals to the level of engagement wi...
Thursday, 26 October 2017 15:27

Platform migrations Comtrade Gaming’s  Director of Interactive, Steven Valentine, explains why it is so important for online gaming companies to choose wisely when considering platform migration. By Steven Valentine When the term “platform migration” is first touted inside an operator’s business, they are ty...
Thursday, 26 October 2017 15:24

In search of growth strategies Dr Brian To takes a look at the contrasting fortunes of the world’s low budget airlines, with Asian enterprises such as Spring Airlines leading the way when it comes to positive expansion strategies. By Professor Dr Brian To The recent news that Irish low-cost airline Ryanair had cancelled many ...
Thursday, 26 October 2017 15:22

Current Issue

Macau and Japan: Licensing looms large

Macau and Japan: Licensing looms large The next few years are set to be the most crucial period ever in the Asian gaming industry – one which will lay the ground rules for decades to come in the world’s largest gaming market and what’s set to become the world’s second largest. By Ben Blaschke and Andrew W Scott Macau and Japan ... Monday, 30 April 2018 12:39

Pachinko: Japan's Unlucky Loser

Pachinko: Japan's Unlucky Loser Japan’s preparations for integrated resorts are hitting pachinko harder than the actual casinos ever will. By Muhammad Cohen Japan won’t open its first integrated resort for years, if ever, but the IRs already have their first loser, the country’s unique and ubiquitous pachinko business. Pac... Monday, 30 April 2018 12:33

Responsible Gaming in Japan: Bill to be key to Japan’s Gaming Market

Responsible Gaming in Japan: Bill to be key to Japan’s Gaming Market Global Market Advisors’ Brendan D Bussman runs through the pros and cons of Japan’s problem gambling legislation. By Brendan D Bussmann As Japan continues to look at the development of integrated resorts (IR), many people engaged and following the market are focused on the IR Implementation Bi... Monday, 30 April 2018 12:28

Safety First

Safety First The International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) will hold its 37th annual International Gaming Summit during G2E Asia from 14 to 16 May at Four Seasons Macao. Among the many insightful seminars and events that will comprise IAGA’s summit is a responsible gaming workshop to be held on Wedne... Monday, 30 April 2018 12:12