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Macau visitor arrivals up 4.7% during Labor Day holiday Macau welcomed 391,000 visitor arrivals over the three-day Labor Day holiday weekend, an increase of 4.7% over 2017 numbers, according to figures provided by the Public Security Police Force. The vast majority of those, 361,000, came from the Greater China markets including a 16.1% increase in visi...
Thursday, 03 May 2018 05:21

Official nominees named for inaugural G2E Asia Awards Inside Asian Gaming and G2E Asia, co-organizers of the inaugural G2E Asia Awards, have announced the official nominees for the 2018 G2E Asia Awards, to be held in the Ballroom at MGM COTAI on Tuesday 15 May.The announcement of the 44 official nominees comes from a total of 277 public nominations r...
Thursday, 03 May 2018 05:05

Mass market helps SJM to 4.6% first quarter increase A significant boost in the mass market segment saw Macau casino operator SJM Holdings report a 4.6% year-on-year increase in gross gaming revenue in 1Q18 to HK$10.9 billion. The positive results came despite a 1.1% decrease in VIP revenue for the period, down to HK$4.9 billion. Conversely, mass mark...
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 18:51

G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – Tom Hall Tom Hall is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in the field of gaming, specializing in interactive gaming and the Asia Pacific Region. A regular keynote speaker at gaming conferences and investor forums around the world, Hall most recently co-founded Voidbridge Limited, a gaming comp...
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 05:30

G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – David Green Prior to founding Newpage Consulting, David Green was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Macau and later Director of the firm’s gaming practice. He has advised on casino regulation in a number of geographies, including New Zealand, Singapore, Macau, Cambodia and Japan. He is currently Chairman...
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 05:25

Interblock announces new Vietnam, Philippines installations ETG manufacturer Interblock has announced the installation of new units in both Vietnam and the Philippines. In two separate Tuesday announcements, Interblock said it had signed a deal with Vegas Plaza Grand Plaza Hanoi that has brought the company’s footprint to more than 60 seats on the casino ...
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 05:20

NagaCorp proposes notes offering for NagaWorld upgrades Cambodian casino operator NagaCorp has proposed to conduct an international offering of notes to institutional investors in Asia, Europe and the United States in order to raise funds for upgrades to its original facility and VIP operations at NagaWorld. In an announcement, NagaCorp said it would co...
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 05:05

VizExplorer appoints Ron Frankel as CEO Analytics, data visualization and operational intelligence solutions provider VizExplorer has announced the appointment of technology veteran Ron Frankel as the company’s new CEO. Former CEO Ian Bonner will assume the role of Executive Chairman of the Board and will partner with Frankel as VizExpl...
Tuesday, 01 May 2018 19:28

Landing International receives Philippines IR approval, confirms casino plans Landing International Development Limited says it has received approval from the Parañaque City Council to develop and operate an integrated resort – including a casino – in the Philippines after leasing 9.5 hectares of land earlier this month. In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Land...
Tuesday, 01 May 2018 18:52

PAGCOR enjoys 12.5% increase in gaming income through 1Q18 Philippines gaming regulator PAGCOR raked in income from gaming operations of Php15.8 billion in the three months to 31 December 2018, a 12.5% year-on-year increase. The solid growth figures saw the government’s share through taxes increase from Php7.9 billion in 1Q17 to Php8.3 billion in 2018, w...
Tuesday, 01 May 2018 15:34

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