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Smart City, Smart Show The MGS Entertainment Show will take a look into the future of the gaming industry this year with a number of exhibitors showing off their technological innovations. Macau’s future as a “smart city” will be the core theme of this year’s MGS Entertainment Show, to be held at the Venetian Mac...
Thursday, 26 October 2017 15:15

Korea: Into the Unknown Despite ongoing concerns over the long-term impact of geopolitical tensions on Korea’s gaming industry, US operators Caesars Entertainment and Mohegan Sun are intent on joining Paradise Co as the country’s first integrated resort operators. By Ben Blaschke  Like the popular girl at school lef...
Thursday, 28 September 2017 15:48

Embracing collaboration Reversing a legacy of Asia failures, Caesars President for International Development Steve Tight successfully secured a casino license for the company in South Korea. And its disappointments in Macau may prove helpful in Japan. As Caesars emerges from lengthy US bankruptcy proceedings and its growth...
Thursday, 28 September 2017 15:43

Follow the money Crane Payment Innovations (CPI) continues to set the standard for note acceptors and payment solutions with the SC Advance. Five years after it was first launched by Crane Payment Innovations (CPI), the SC Advance note acceptor continues to set the standard when it comes to performance, reliability...
Thursday, 28 September 2017 15:41

TGG eyeing new frontiers TGG co-founder Raymond Chan discusses his company’s recent move into Korea and why he believes this market can play a vital role in the future of Asian gaming. By Raymond Chan  In early September, TGG announced the signing of a gaming machine operation agreement with Futro Group at Majestar Cas...
Thursday, 28 September 2017 15:37

Family affairs With the Asian gaming industry boasting a number of family owned companies, Dr Brian To examines the many problems that can arise when business and family collides. By Professor Dr Brian To  The family spat brought to our attention recently by the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, is ...
Thursday, 28 September 2017 15:35

Fool-proofing casino surveillance systems  Modern casino surveillance systems need to be designed with multiple layers of data security, redundancy and reliability By David Aindow   Casinos are the largest users of surveillance cameras in single location sites, with camera counts often totaling in the thousands. Footage from those cam...
Thursday, 28 September 2017 15:31

Ashley Fong: Living the life The delightful and elegant Ashley Fong – IGT’s Field Marketing Manager, Asia – talks to IAG about gaming, Macau and her love of music. By Raquel Dias   Raquel Dias: Did you always plan to follow a career in gaming? Ashley Fong: I was born and bred in Macau. Gaming always seemed like the b...
Thursday, 28 September 2017 15:22

All you need to know about Macau’s recovery Now in its second year, the global casino capital’s comeback speeds ahead along unexpected tracks. By Muhammad Cohen | Editor at large   Macau’s recovery keeps producing surprising numbers and serious questions. Gaming revenue powered ahead 19% though the first seven months of 2017, with bot...
Monday, 28 August 2017 18:34

Beneath the skin While leading game developers look to crackdown on the practice of skins betting within the eSports community, there are many who believe it should be a legalized and regulated industry in its own right. By Ben Blaschke   Skins betting has become somewhat of a dirty word in the world of eSports,...
Monday, 28 August 2017 18:27

Current Issue

Tribal Ambition

Tribal Ambition By Muhammad Cohen and Ben Blaschke   Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment CEO Mario Kontomerkos believes the Native American casino operator has two aces in the hole for Japan, especially when it comes to the so-called regional markets beyond major areas. In his presentation at last month’s Japan ... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:55

Social Gathering

Social Gathering By Shaun McCamley   Social casino gaming is booming. In 2017, the global social gaming industry generated a whopping US$106 billion in revenues, with the social casino segment generating US$4.5 billion in revenues. Not surprisingly China, Japan and Korea generated 90% of the games revenue in the... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:44

Redefining Tourism

Redefining Tourism By Muhammad Cohen   In an era when tourism constitutes a growing portion of the global economy, integrated resorts present a potent although frequently misunderstood means for growing visitor arrivals and revenue. It’s not simply the casino but their range of attractions that make IRs such powe... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:37

Japan IR Timeline

Japan IR Timeline By Ben Blaschke   What year for Japan’s first IR? It’s a question that continues to divide industry stakeholders, the answer further clouded by the substantial disparity in opinion offered at last month’s Japan Gaming Congress (JgC) in Tokyo. At the nearer end of the scale, members of the... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:27