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Asian fantasy With the battle to win over regulators now well and truly underway in the United States and Europe, Daily Fantasy Sports operators such as Malta-based Oulala Games are starting to turn their gaze towards Asia. By Ben Blaschke   Asia, a continent of 48 countries each with their own distinct rules...
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 17:53

Lawrence Ho Going solo Muhammad Cohen also blogs for Forbes on gaming throughout Asia and wrote Hong Kong On Air, a novel set during the 1997 handover about TV news, love, betrayal, high finance and cheap lingerie.   In an exclusive interview conducted shortly after Melco Resorts & Entertainment announced the sale ...
Thursday, 08 June 2017 12:30

Journey to Japan Premium Japanese players no longer abound in the gaming world, so the impact of Japanese IRs will come from luring VIP and mass customers from other Asian destinations.   By Muhammad Cohen in Tokyo   Have you heard the one about the Japanese high roller? Not lately, according to a range of sou...
Thursday, 08 June 2017 12:07

(Mis)calculating social costs and consequences of Japan’s IR development In the penultimate instalment of their five part series on the development of Japanese integrated resorts, casino and integrated resort experts Dr Glenn McCartney and Dr Andy Nazarechuk discuss the divisive issue of problem gambling. By Dr Glenn McCartney and Dr Andy Nazarechuk     The mere me...
Thursday, 08 June 2017 11:39

Japanese ingenuity Inside Asian Gaming speaks to TGG Interactive co-founder Raymond Chan about the incredible potential Japan offers in regards to creativity and innovation for the gaming industry. By Ben Blaschke     It may already be the hottest topic in the global gaming industry, but there is more to Japan...
Thursday, 08 June 2017 11:30

Japan on show in Tokyo The Japan Gaming Congress returned to Tokyo in May for the first time in three years with the biggest names in the industry coming together to discuss the key issues surrounding Asia’s next gaming hub. By Ben Blaschke     It was 2014 when the Japan Gaming Congress (JgC) was held for the firs...
Thursday, 08 June 2017 11:16

Clinton Long: Asian persuasion Inside Asian Gaming Deputy Editor Raquel Dias caught up with Scientific Games Sales Director Clinton Long to discuss his love affair with Asia.   Raquel Dias: Thanks for chatting to us Clinton. Can you start by telling us a little bit about yourself? Clinton Long: I grew up in Sydney and Aristoc...
Thursday, 08 June 2017 11:02

Onwards and upwards for G2E Asia G2E Asia saw record numbers gather at the Venetian Macao last month as Macau’s biggest gaming trade show again attracted the eyes of the industry. By Raquel Dias   As has become customary over the past decade, May saw the latest edition of Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia fire up at the Venetian ...
Tuesday, 06 June 2017 17:44

The Philippines fights back By Muhammad Cohen | Editor at large Muhammad Cohen also blogs for Forbes on gaming throughout Asia and wrote Hong Kong On Air, a novel set during the 1997 handover about TV news, love, betrayal, high finance and cheap lingerie.    For the Philippines, 2016 began with stolen millions from the Ba...
Monday, 08 May 2017 17:00

Macau’s entertainment dilemma In an insightful interview, former Melco Crown Entertainment executive John Raczka explains why Macau must overcome some difficult hurdles if it hopes to fulfill the government’s dream of boasting world-class non-gaming attractions. If you ever wondered who drove the development of the cutting ed...
Monday, 08 May 2017 16:50

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Design For Profit

Design For Profit Architect Paul Steelman provides his insights into designing the most expensive privately funded buildings on earth and making and breaking trends. By Muhammad Cohen | Editor-at-Large EMINENT casino architect Paul Steelman helped create the Asian gaming boom with the groundbreaking design of Sands... Monday, 29 January 2018 15:11

Climbing the mountain

Climbing the mountain   ASX-listed Silver Heritage Group finally launched hotel and casino operations at its new Tiger Palace Resort Bhairahawa in late 2017, having survived the 2015 earthquake, a fuel blockade on the Nepal-India border and an AU$19 million (US$14.4 million) funding shortage as a result of the delays. ... Monday, 29 January 2018 15:07

Can sportsbooks survive a 1% tax on handle?

Can sportsbooks survive a 1% tax on handle?   The big news coming out of the United States this year is the likely striking down of the federal ban on sports betting. But with many states licking their lips in anticipation of added tax dollars, the sports betting industry may well have another crippling fight on its hands. THE US Supreme C... Monday, 29 January 2018 15:05

Herman Ng:Macau Pioneer

Herman Ng:Macau Pioneer Inside Asian Gaming discovers a bit more about Herman Ng, CEO and Executive Director of Macau-based slot machine services firm Asia Pioneer Entertainment (APE). Ben Blaschke: Can you start by telling us a bit about yourself and your background? Herman Ng: I grew up in Macau and then when I was 16 ... Monday, 29 January 2018 14:52