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Ashley Fong: Living the life The delightful and elegant Ashley Fong – IGT’s Field Marketing Manager, Asia – talks to IAG about gaming, Macau and her love of music. By Raquel Dias   Raquel Dias: Did you always plan to follow a career in gaming? Ashley Fong: I was born and bred in Macau. Gaming always seemed like the b...
Thursday, 28 September 2017 15:22

All you need to know about Macau’s recovery Now in its second year, the global casino capital’s comeback speeds ahead along unexpected tracks. By Muhammad Cohen | Editor at large   Macau’s recovery keeps producing surprising numbers and serious questions. Gaming revenue powered ahead 19% though the first seven months of 2017, with bot...
Monday, 28 August 2017 18:34

Beneath the skin While leading game developers look to crackdown on the practice of skins betting within the eSports community, there are many who believe it should be a legalized and regulated industry in its own right. By Ben Blaschke   Skins betting has become somewhat of a dirty word in the world of eSports,...
Monday, 28 August 2017 18:27

Global Ambition Marina Bay Sands CEO and President and Las Vegas Sands Managing Director for Global Development George Tanasijevich discusses the company’s ongoing quest for global expansion in an exclusive interview with Inside Asian Gaming. By Muhammad Cohen | Editor at large   At the Japan Gaming Congress ...
Monday, 28 August 2017 18:19

Leprosy, Ebola and problem gambling Casino marketing expert Steve Karoul explains why problem gambling is such a difficult fix and why we must never stop trying. By Steve Karoul   What do they all have in common? Probably not too much, but how else do you focus one’s attention on such horrible diseases? One could argue that lepr...
Monday, 28 August 2017 18:15

How’s your business model doing? In his latest column for Inside Asian Gaming, Dr Brian To discusses some high profile cases in which huge corporate companies failed to adjust to new challenges. By Professor Dr Brian To   Like a medical or financial check-up, the compelling question for businesses the world over is, “How is y...
Monday, 28 August 2017 18:14

Aruze rolls the dice Japanese game developer Aruze Gaming Inc is about to launch its latest electronic table game innovation into Macau. When the jackpot game is enabled, players can bet on the new Jackpot Chance side game. A game result with two dragons may trigger the Jackpot Chance while any game with three dragons ...
Monday, 28 August 2017 18:13

Trump and the new Asian hegemon In his latest column for IAG in which he examines the broader political climate around Asia, Dr Peter T Treadway explains why US President Donald Trump has got it all wrong in his approach to North Korea. By Dr Peter T Treadway   The amazing things about Senator Graham’s words are the inaccura...
Monday, 28 August 2017 18:08

Skills on show at G2E New technologies will be a key theme at Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in 2017 with the official introduction of skill-based slot machines, the future of eSports and sports betting plus the latest technological innovations to highlight the annual show. To be held from 2 to 5 October at Sands Expo and Con...
Monday, 28 August 2017 18:02

Shining Star- Matt Bekier When Matt Bekier was appointed CEO of Star growth expected when 2017 results are released later this year and entertainment Group – then known as echo entertainment – in 2014, the company was reeling from a 30.5% fall in profits, plunging share prices and ongoing public relations nightmares incl...
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 16:08

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