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Worker problems continue for Imperial Pacific as US visa restrictions bite Hong Kong-listed Imperial Pacific International (IPI) is struggling to meet its US worker quota for completion of its Saipan IR, Imperial Pacific Resort, as the United States prepares to reduce the number of temporary CW-1 visas it issues to citizens to work in the CNMI. According to documents lodg...
Friday, 18 May 2018 07:19

VIDEO: Interview with IGT’s Andrew Hely IAG sits down with IGT’s Managing Director of Asia-Pacific, Andrew Hely, at G2E Asia to discuss the company’s new products and latest push into Asia.
Friday, 18 May 2018 07:06

Border gate facilities slowing Macau growth: Wilfred Wong Sands China Executive Director, President and COO, Dr Wilfred Wong, says that the current border crossing facility between Macau and mainland China is holding the city back from its full potential. Speaking on a panel at G2E Asia this week examining the transformation of Macau into the global gamin...
Friday, 18 May 2018 06:39

Full steam ahead for Wynn Resorts as Maddox confirms global expansion ambitions   • Planning expansion of facilities at Wynn Palace in Macau • Eyeing consortium with Japanese partners with 22 Japanese executives currently visiting Las Vegas • No plans to sell Boston Harbor IR • Will construct "next great" Las Vegas IR on former Alon site • Internal inves...
Friday, 18 May 2018 05:58

DICJ Director: Macau must focus on quality, not expansion By Ben Blaschke The Director of Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, Paulo Martins Chan, says the city’s gaming industry must focus on improving quality rather than expanding its footprint over the next few years in order to boost its tourism appeal. Delivering the keynote addres...
Thursday, 17 May 2018 07:13

Macau to target 40% non-gaming revenue: MGTO Director By Ben Blaschke Macau’s integrated resort industry should be aiming for non-gaming to contribute 40% of all revenue, according to the Director of the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), Maria Helena Senna de Fernandes. The ambitious number was mentioned during a high-powered panel discussion...
Thursday, 17 May 2018 07:07

Bloomberry to build cruise ship port near Solaire Philippines casino owner and operator Bloomberry Resorts Corp has filed an application with the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) for a cruise ship port to be built nearby its flagship Solaire Resort & Casino in Manila’s Entertainment City. The proposed US$308 milli...
Thursday, 17 May 2018 07:00

Scientific Games announces Doug Albregts as new boss of gaming Scientific Games Corporation has continued its senior management overhaul with the announcement of Doug Albregts as its new EVP and Group CEO of the Gaming Division, taking over from Derik Mooberry. Albregts joins Scientific Games from Sharp Electronics Corporation of America, where he was Preside...
Thursday, 17 May 2018 06:58

Suncity Group named title sponsor of 65th Macau Grand Prix Macau junket operator Suncity Group has been named once again as the title sponsor of this year’s 65th Macau Grand Prix. 2018 will be the fifth consecutive year that Suncity Group has sponsored the event, which will be officially named the Suncity Group 65th Macau Grand Prix. Safety, medical, re...
Thursday, 17 May 2018 06:56

NagaCorp signs purchase agreement for US$300 million notes, plans Naga1 upgrades Cambodian casino operator NagaCorp has announced that it has secured a purchase agreement with Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley in connection with the issue of US$300 million 9.375% senior notes due 2021. In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, NagaCorp said it will issue the notes in an aggre...
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 07:19

What's new

Silver Heritage sees second director depart as Richard Barker stands down

Silver Heritage sees second director depart as Richard Barker stands down Silver Heritage Group has lost another director with the company announcing that Richard Barker has resigned with immediate effect. In a filing to the Australian Securities Exchange, the company said that Barker had resigned to focus on other business interests, with a previous resolution pertainin... Wednesday, 23 May 2018 06:48

Queensland tourism official to fly to Macau, Las Vegas for operator talks

Queensland tourism official to fly to Macau, Las Vegas for operator talks Queensland Tourism officials will fly to Macau and Las Vegas from next week to meet with operators regarding potential integrated resort developments in the northern Australian state. According to a report by Australian television network Channel 9, a team led by Tourism Minister Kate Jones will si... Wednesday, 23 May 2018 06:44

Vietnam to slash tax incentives for casino developments in special economic zones

Vietnam to slash tax incentives for casino developments in special economic zones Vietnamese officials are contemplating cutting previously agreed tax incentives for casino operators in the country’s special economic zones (SEZs). The draft law for Vietnam’s SEZs is expected to be discussed during a session of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly following critici... Wednesday, 23 May 2018 06:23

Duterte fires two PAGCOR officials, threatens more

Duterte fires two PAGCOR officials, threatens more Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has sacked two senior PAGCOR officials and promised to sack more for alleged abuse of power in the granting of gaming licenses. According to the Philippine Star, Duterte accused the officials of granting a license to a free port operator outside the scope of fr... Wednesday, 23 May 2018 05:46

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