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G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – Niall Murray Niall Murray is the Founder and Chairman of Murray International Group. He is one of the leading experts in designing, developing, opening and operating the world’s largest and most successful integrated resorts, with his lengthy resume including The Venetian Macao and The Venetian Las Vegas, Sand...
Friday, 04 May 2018 06:01

G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – Roger Lienhard Roger Lienhard is Senior Vice President Hospitality, Galaxy Macau, overseeing operations and revenue management of non-gaming within the integrated resort, including hotels, food and beverages, entertainment, Grand Resort Deck and cinema. Over the course of a career spanning 30 years, Roger has ext...
Friday, 04 May 2018 05:59

Macau mass disappoints but Studio City leads Melco 1Q18 growth Melco Resorts & Entertainment saw its revenue grow by 3% to US$1.3 billion in the three months to 31 March 2018, aided by the continued ramp of VIP operations at Studio City. Adjusted Property EBITDA increased 14% year-on-year to US$402 million, “mainly attributable to higher contribution fro...
Friday, 04 May 2018 05:37

Galaxy Entertainment Group continues strong momentum in 1Q18 Galaxy Entertainment Group saw its revenue surge by 32% year-on-year to HK$18.5 billion in the three months to 31 December 2018, despite playing unlucky at its flagship property Galaxy Macau. Group-wide Adjusted EBITDA grew 36% year-on-year and 4% quarter-on-quarter to HK$4.6 billion, with EBITDA f...
Friday, 04 May 2018 04:58

Imperial Pacific declares Japan ambitions Hong Kong-listed Imperial International Holdings Limited (IPI) has eyes on Japan with the company pointing to the upcoming Japan Gaming Congress (JgC) in Tokyo as an opportunity to build brand awareness and demonstrate its integrated resort expertize. The company, which owns and operates Imperial ...
Thursday, 03 May 2018 14:45

G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – Shaun McCamley With over 37 years’ experience in the land based and digital gaming industries, Shaun McCamley was recognized by Global Gaming Business Weekly as one of the top 25 industry people to watch in 2015. Now a partner at Global Market Advisors LLC – a leading consulting firm specializing in gaming, ho...
Thursday, 03 May 2018 06:15

G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – Todd Haushalter Todd Haushalter is Chief Product Officer at Evolution Gaming, the biggest live dealer online casino in the world. He has held senior leadership positions in the operations, supplier and internet sectors of the gaming industry, working directly with over 300 casinos across 30 countries on five contin...
Thursday, 03 May 2018 06:11

John Poynton replaces James Packer on Crown board Crown Resorts Limited has announced the appointment of John Poynton AO as a non-executive director of the board, subject to the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals. Poynton was nominated as a director by Consolidated Press Holdings Pty Limited to fill the vacancy created by James Packer's...
Thursday, 03 May 2018 06:05

Barry Cottle to replace Kevin Sheehan as Scientific Games boss Scientific Games Corporation has announced that current SG Interactive boss Barry Cottle will replace Kevin Sheehan as the company’s new President and CEO, effective 1 June 2018. Sheehan, who will remain with Scientific Games as a senior advisor, steps aside after almost two years in the top job,...
Thursday, 03 May 2018 05:59

Elaine Wynn sues Wynn Resorts over access to shareholders Wynn Resorts co-founder Elaine Wynn is suing the company for refusing to release shareholder records ahead of this month’s annual general meeting. Details of the complaint, filed with the Nevada state court, were announced by Elaine Wynn’s lawyers late Tuesday with Wynn Resorts’ largest share...
Thursday, 03 May 2018 05:43

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