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Foreign ownership rules to make or break Japan IRs The rules surrounding foreign ownership could prove the most important factor of all in establishing Japanese integrated resorts, with the prospect of multiple local partners potentially driving overseas operators away according to former Sands China and Melco Crown executive Alidad Tash. Discussin...
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 07:17

Lawrence Ho reveals new hotel brand Libertine at City of Dreams, Morpheus to launch on 15 June Melco Resorts & Entertainment CEO Lawrence Ho has revealed that The Countdown Hotel – formerly known as Crown Hotel – at City of Dreams will be rebranded Libertine when its new luxury offering Morpheus opens for business next month. It was also announced that Morpheus will officially launch...
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 06:53

Galaxy Macau named Best Integrated Resort at inaugural G2E Asia Awards Representatives of Galaxy Macau are presented the award for Best Integrated Resort by Macao Government Tourism Office director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes.   Galaxy Macau has celebrated the seventh anniversary of its opening by being named Best Integrated Resort at the inaugural official G2E ...
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 06:46

Macau GGR tracking slower in May Macau’s gross gaming revenue is tracking around 4% slower this month than in April, according to analysts. In a Monday note, JP Morgan’s DS Kim said that GGR for the first 13 days of May is estimated to be around MOP$10.7 billion or MOP$835 million per day, softer than the MOP$850 million per d...
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 06:46

G2E Asia 2018 starts today The 2018 edition of Asia’s largest gaming industry trade event, G2E Asia, kicks off today with a record attendance of more than 15,000 local and international visitors expected over the course of the next three days. G2E Asia 2018 has already been confirmed as the largest ever in terms of floor s...
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 06:32

US welcomes nationwide sports betting after Supreme Court overturns federal ban   • US Supreme Court repeals federal ban on sports betting • Judge says federal ban not consistent with Constitution • American Gaming Association applauds decision • Major US sports leagues promise proper protections   Monday marked a milestone day for the global gaming industry...
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 06:21

Wynn Resorts director Hagenbuch one of two to step down amid Elaine Wynn campaign   • John Hagenbuch stands down from Wynn Resorts board • Robert J Miller quickly does the same • More than 50% of Wynn Resorts board replaced since February • Follows campaign by Elaine Wynn against Hagenbuch and the board   Wynn Resorts director John “Jay” Hagenbuch has anno...
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 06:17

Universal files criminal complaints against Aruze Gaming America and Kazuo Okada Universal Entertainment Corporation has announced that it has decided to file criminal complaints and civil lawsuits against Aruze Gaming America, Inc (AGA) and Kazuo Okada seeking the compensation of damages for violating patent and other rights. The suits will be filed in four separate jurisdict...
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 06:12

US tribal casino operator Foxwoods to target regional Japanese IR By Ben Blaschke The CEO of US tribal casino Foxwoods has pointed to Japan’s regional IR city candidates as the perfect fit for his company’s long-term ambitions as it explores possible international expansion. Speaking exclusively to Inside Asian Gaming at the Japan Gaming Congress last week, ...
Monday, 14 May 2018 11:41

G2E ASIA AWARDS GALA DINNER AND AWARDS CEREMONY A SELLOUT The highly anticipated inaugural G2E Asia Awards have sold out on the eve of the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony. There have been 338 tickets sold across 32 tables — including a head table of 20 and two VIP tables of 14. CEO of co-organizers Inside Asian Gaming, Andrew W Scott, said, “We’re ...
Monday, 14 May 2018 07:23

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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

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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