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China’s Mass on the rise Among the most intriguing panels at July’s World Executive Summit in Barcelona will be a presentation by Galaxy Entertainment Group Chief Marketing Officer Kevin Clayton titled “China’s Mass on the rise.” IAG spoke to Mr Clayton in advance about this vital segment of the global gaming and to...
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 18:39

Passage to Asia Having traditionally focused the bulk of its energies on the US casino market, International Game Technology (IGT) is on a mission to boost its global footprint with Asia at the top of the list. By Ben Blaschke   It’s not often that a company with annual revenue of US$5.15 billion can reasonab...
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 18:33

The Rise of Indochina Part 2: Vietnam In the second of a two-part series examining Cambodia and Vietnam, MdME’s Rui Pinto Proença guides us through the regulatory framework surrounding the Vietnamese gaming industry. By Rui Pinto Proença   After a long (and, for some, painful) wait, the Government of Vietnam has issued its Decre...
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 18:21

Educating Japan Inside Asian Gaming spoke with Managing Partner at Global Market Advisors, Steve Gallaway, to gain a deeper insight into the company’s 2017 White Paper on Japan Integrated Resorts. By Andrew W Scott   Andrew W Scott: Global Market Advisors released its White Paper on Japan Integrated Resorts e...
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 18:11

Winning A Japanese IR concession In the final instalment of their five part series on the development of Japanese integrated resorts, casino and integrated resort experts Dr Glenn McCartney and Dr Andy Nazarechuk examine the many elements authorities and operators must get right to ensure an IRs long-term success. By Dr Glenn McCa...
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 18:04

When was the last time you were coached? By Professor Dr Brian To   All over the world, athletes and sports teams are being coached daily. There is good reason for this necessary function, which is simply that it’s difficult to coach yourself and to motivate oneself to higher levels of performance, whether it be losing weight, supervi...
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 18:00

Asian fantasy With the battle to win over regulators now well and truly underway in the United States and Europe, Daily Fantasy Sports operators such as Malta-based Oulala Games are starting to turn their gaze towards Asia. By Ben Blaschke   Asia, a continent of 48 countries each with their own distinct rules...
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 17:53

Lawrence Ho Going solo Muhammad Cohen also blogs for Forbes on gaming throughout Asia and wrote Hong Kong On Air, a novel set during the 1997 handover about TV news, love, betrayal, high finance and cheap lingerie.   In an exclusive interview conducted shortly after Melco Resorts & Entertainment announced the sale ...
Thursday, 08 June 2017 12:30

Journey to Japan Premium Japanese players no longer abound in the gaming world, so the impact of Japanese IRs will come from luring VIP and mass customers from other Asian destinations.   By Muhammad Cohen in Tokyo   Have you heard the one about the Japanese high roller? Not lately, according to a range of sou...
Thursday, 08 June 2017 12:07

(Mis)calculating social costs and consequences of Japan’s IR development In the penultimate instalment of their five part series on the development of Japanese integrated resorts, casino and integrated resort experts Dr Glenn McCartney and Dr Andy Nazarechuk discuss the divisive issue of problem gambling. By Dr Glenn McCartney and Dr Andy Nazarechuk     The mere me...
Thursday, 08 June 2017 11:39

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