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G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – Christopher Rogers Chris is the founder and CEO of 113 East Limitada, a Macau based company formed in 2007. 113E has built a strong reputation for gaming distribution and supply, operations and consulting services to various organizations throughout Australasia and is currently working with companies such as GameCo, T...
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 07:13

Gaming Technologies Association appoints Executive Officer  Australia’s Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) has announced the appointment of an Executive Officer with Chris Muir taking on the new role following an extensive search conducted by Boyden Australia.  Muir is qualified in economics and law and has extensive leadership experience in both the ...
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 06:44

Suncity delays HK$570 million bonds maturity amid cash flow concerns Macau junket and IR investor Suncity Group Holdings has announced a two-year extension to the maturity date of outstanding convertible bonds worth HK$570 million, held by its majority shareholder Fame Select, in order to “improve its business performance and financial position.” Fame select is ...
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 06:32

Japan Gaming Congress one day away as race begins to pass IR bill following opposition Diet boycott In a case of fortuitous timing, the 2018 Japan Gaming Congress will kick off in Tokyo tomorrow just as members of Japan’s major opposition parties return to the Diet following an 18-day boycott due to multiple scandals clouding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Politicians will now be racing the clock ...
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 05:47

Solaire smashes quarterly records for Bloomberry in 1Q18 Philippines casino operator Bloomberry Resorts Corp has announced its most successful quarter ever, with record EBITDA and gaming revenues across both the VIP and mass market sectors in the three months to 31 March 2018. The company recorded gross gaming revenue of Php13.7 billion (US$263.7 million...
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 05:15

G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – Ben Reichel Ben Reichel is an executive and company director in the gaming, media, and technology sectors, with more than 20 years’ experience in major Australian listed public companies and law firms. Ben is currently Executive Director of Donaco International Limited.  Donaco operates leisure, entertainm...
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 07:12

Macau poker rooms close as confusion reigns over China policy By Ben Blaschke Macau’s poker industry has taken a series of devastating blows this month with the closure of two poker rooms and the cancellation of a new tournament series in the wake of a recent crackdown on online poker applications by the Chinese government. And there could be more pain on ...
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 07:08

Wynn Resorts "failed to put batteries in the smoke detector": report Just days after shareholder advisory firm Glass, Lewis & Co backed Elaine Wynn’s call for shareholders to “Withhold the vote” of Wynn Resorts board member John “Jay” Hagenbuch at the company’s upcoming AGM, a second advisory firm has done the same. In a report released on Monday, I...
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 07:05

Macau’s Asia Pioneer Entertainment inks TransAct distribution deal Global software giant TransAct Technologies Incorporated has announced a new partnership agreement with Macau slot machine supplier Asia Pioneer Entertainment Limited (APE) which will see APE become a non-exclusive distributor of TransAct products. In particular, the agreement will see APE distribu...
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 07:02

May GGR on track for high-teens increase in May: Bernstein The first week of May has seen Macau’s casino operators on track to record gross gaming revenue of between MOP$26.1 billion and MOP$26.9 billion for the month, a year-on-year increase of 15% to 18%. In a Monday note, Bernstein analysts estimated an average daily rate (ADR) of MOP$933 million from...
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 07:00

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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

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