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The Best is Yet to Come In the 1950s and ‘60s, Frank Sinatra and the other members of the legendary Rat Pack performed regularly on small stages and at dinner theaters in Las Vegas casino hotels. Tickets to the shows, often including a sumptuous multi-course meal, were either given away or priced far below break-even...
Monday, 15 June 2015 20:24
Moving up in Manila In 17 months at Solaire Resort & Casino, Thomas Arasi has boosted performance and expanded the resort’s footprint. With a beautiful property and an exemplary service culture, not to mention a new crowd-pulling neighbor just down the street, he says Solaire is ready to play at the global l...
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 18:38
Sayonara IRs? The high hopes for casino legalization in Japan have dimmed considerably. But the arguments for integrated resorts remain strong
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 15:35

Mr Adelson’s War The billionaire casino magnate has seen the evil, and it’s Internet gambling. He is determined to crush its head. So far, he hasn’t succeeded. But certainly he’s got the money. And now he may have himself a Congress
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 14:47

Nurturing Macau’s Talent The customer experience at a casino in Macau is vastly different to that in Las Vegas. A major reason for that is how staff are trained in each place. Virgil Chan of Synergy Corp., who conducts training for gaming employees, explains the workings of employee development in the city and how to imp...
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 15:20

In Macau’s Footsteps South Korea looks poised to grab a big chunk of the region’s Chinese VIP gaming action
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 15:07

Queensland’s Big Gamble The Australian state plans to join Asia’s casino boom and fix its ailing economy with destination-scale casinos: A calculated risk or pure wishful thinking?
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 12:02

Parting the Veil Few scholars have studied the Chinese passion for gambling as deeply as Desmond Lam. In his latest book the University of Macau associate professor traces its evolution through the ages to the present day and the Macau phenomenon that has riveted the attention of the gaming world.
Thursday, 10 July 2014 15:40

Smoke-Free Macau : Now What? The partial ban didn’t work. A total ban is next. Or is it?
Thursday, 10 July 2014 12:16

When Bad News Obscures Good Times China’s booming casino enclave is being slammed by negative headlines. But are the issues behind them overblown?
Thursday, 19 June 2014 16:18

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MGM “all-in” on Cotai

MGM “all-in” on Cotai Almost five years to the day since MGM first broke ground on its second Macau integrated resort, MGM Cotai finally opened its doors to the public on 13 February with the US$3.4 billion investment pinning its future on the premium mass market and an array of innovative features. By Ben Blaschke “... Tuesday, 27 February 2018 14:50

European vacation

European vacation Novomatic is targeting both the US and Asian markets with its recent acquisition of a 52% stake in Australian slot machine developer Ainsworth Game Technology.By Ben Blaschke WHEN Austrian gaming giant Novomatic Group confirmed the completion of its AU$500 million purchase of a 52.2% stake in Austra... Tuesday, 27 February 2018 14:48

Problem solving

Problem solving Inside Asian Gaming speaks with Davis Fong, Associate Professor in International Integrated Resort Management and Director of Institute for the Study of Commercial Gaming at the University of Macau’s Faculty of Business Administration, about the extent of gambling disorders in the Asian gaming hub... Tuesday, 27 February 2018 14:44

Gaming and the nine intelligences

Gaming and the nine intelligences Sudhir Kale explores the nine types of intelligence as defined by Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner and how they apply to the gaming industry.  DURING my decades of involvement in the gaming industry, I have had the pleasure of knowing many senior executives from all over the world. They are all... Tuesday, 27 February 2018 14:40