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VIDEO: Peermont targeting Nagasaki IR IAG speaks to the Group CEO of South Africa’s Peermont Global Ltd, Nigel Atherton, about the company's ambition to build an integrated resort in Nagasaki, Japan
Thursday, 10 May 2018 22:07

VIDEO: Imperial Pacific targeting Japanese players Imperial Pacific International’s Lui Tsai tells Inside Asian Gaming about the company’s plans to boost its appeal to Japanese players …
Thursday, 10 May 2018 22:00

LDP politician says at least one Japan IR should be regional, points to Hokkaido opportunity A prominent member of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party says at least one Japan casino license should be granted to a regional jurisdiction, stating that a regional integrated resort is the best way to stimulate the local economy. Member of the House of Councillors of the LDP Seiko Hashimot...
Thursday, 10 May 2018 15:19

 G2E Asia launches digital customer experience G2E Asia has announced several digital offerings that it says will significantly enhance attendee engagement at this year’s show. They include a new addition to the show in 2018 called Match Me, with G2E Asia describes as a smart and interactive business matching program. “Its straightforward ...
Thursday, 10 May 2018 07:24

Galaxy Entertainment Group expands Japan team as IR vision revealed Macau’s Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) has announced the strengthening and expansion of its Japan IR team with four new executives unveiled at a press conference in Tokyo on Wednesday. Alongside former Melco Resorts COO Ted Chan, who was appointed Galaxy’s new Chief Operating Officer – Japa...
Thursday, 10 May 2018 07:22

Monte-Carlo boss says SBM-Galaxy partnership would exceed government problem gambling expectations The Chairman and CEO of Monaco casino operator Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer (SBM), Jean-Luc Biamonti, says his company would go above and beyond any official government regulations aimed at reducing problem gambling should it be awarded one of three Japan IR licenses to be issued upon p...
Thursday, 10 May 2018 07:18

Removal of “potentially tainted” directors would aid Wynn Resorts in regulatory investigations: report The latest proxy advisor firm to publicly support a campaign against the Wynn Resorts board by its co-founder and largest shareholder Elaine Wynn has recommended the removal of as many “potentially tainted” directors as possible in order to boost the company’s standing in the eyes of Nevada an...
Thursday, 10 May 2018 06:49

Aquis flags Canberra VIP ambitions, redevelopment plans continue Australian-listed Aquis Entertainment – the company owned by Hong Kong developer Tong Fung – says it will target VIP play over the coming months in a bid to generate greater revenue at its sole Australian property Casino Canberra. In its 2017 Annual Report released this week, Aquis – which re...
Thursday, 10 May 2018 06:32

Philippines advocacy group files Supreme Court petition against PAGCOR A Philippines advocacy group has filed a petition to the Supreme Court to cite gaming regulator PAGCOR for contempt over its regulation of online gambling. In a 14-page submission, the Anti-Trapo Movement claims that PAGCOR deliberately ignored and circumvented a Supreme Court ruling in 2004 in whi...
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 07:24

G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – Chris Rowe As Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Chris Rowe is responsible for Aristocrat’s Class III business in the region. Based in Macau with his family, he and his team maintain strategic partnerships across more than 10 countries in Asia. Chris started with Aristocrat in 2004. He’s worked in the USA, ...
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 07:16

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