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Judiciary police nab 110 in Cotai casino blitz Macau’s Judiciary Police says it held 110 men for questioning as part of a four-day anti-crime operation in and around Cotai over the weekend. The operation, under the coordination of the Unitary Police Service and alongside the Public Security Police Force, conducted blitzes on a number of Cotai...
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 06:58

David Green resigns as Silver Heritage Chairman David Green has stepped down from his role as Chairman of Australian-listed casino operator Silver Heritage Group with immediate effect. In a Monday afternoon filing, Silver Heritage said that Green had tendered his resignation “for both personal reasons and also to enable him to focus upon other...
Monday, 07 May 2018 21:48

Interblock announces G2E Asia product offerings Luxury gaming manufacturer Interblock has announced that it will exhibit its Stadium, StarBar, MiniStar, eTable, Big Six and Roulette Diamond Station product lines at G2E Asia next week. “Asia continues to be one of Interblock's fastest-growing continents,” said  VP of Asia at Interblock, Mic...
Monday, 07 May 2018 07:26

G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – Nicholas Niglio Nicholas John Niglio has been CEO of Rich Goldman Holdings, formerly Neptune Group Limited, since 2007. This is a Hong Kong public company with principal activities in investment and development of the VIP room intermediary business in Macau, hotel management and financial support. Mr Niglio has e...
Monday, 07 May 2018 07:15

G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – Mary Mendoza Mary Mendoza is managing director of The Platinum Limited a gaming-hospitality consulting firm. Mary has 20 years of experience within the hospitality, gaming and tourism industries. She previously held positions as Vice President of Marketing at The Grand Ho Tram in Vietnam and prior to that was V...
Monday, 07 May 2018 07:14

Melco Resorts announces further US$100 million Macau IR upgrades in 2018 Melco Resorts & Entertainment CEO Lawrence Ho has announced that the company will spend another US$100 million on upgrades to the gaming areas and non-gaming attractions at City of Dreams and Studio City over the next 12 months following the impending launch of luxury hotel Morpheus. Discussin...
Monday, 07 May 2018 06:59

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment buys out Korean IR partner US tribal casino giant Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) is set to take full ownership of its Korean integrated resort project Inspire after announcing it has reached an agreement to buy-out its local partner. The announcement formed part of the company’s quarterly earnings announcement, w...
Monday, 07 May 2018 06:57

Wynn Resorts dismisses advisory report backing Elaine Wynn campaign against director Wynn Resorts has dismissed the findings of a damning report by leading shareholder advisory firm Glass Lewis into its corporate governance ahead of next week’s annual general meeting as the battle between the company and its largest shareholder Elaine Wynn heats up. The report, released late last...
Monday, 07 May 2018 06:54

Galaxy appoints Michael Mecca to board Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) has announced the appointment of Michael Mecca as a non-executive director, effective immediately. The 69-year-old, who joined the group as President and Chief Operating Officer in 2009, had previously announced his retirement in April after nine years with the comp...
Monday, 07 May 2018 06:51

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Friday, 04 May 2018 06:51

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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