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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

Global Ambition Marina Bay Sands CEO and President and Las Vegas Sands Managing Director for Global Development George Tanasijevich discusses the company’s ongoing quest for global expansion in an exclusive interview with Inside Asian Gaming. By Muhammad Cohen | Editor at large   At the Japan Gaming Congress ...
Monday, 28 August 2017 18:19

Leprosy, Ebola and problem gambling Casino marketing expert Steve Karoul explains why problem gambling is such a difficult fix and why we must never stop trying. By Steve Karoul   What do they all have in common? Probably not too much, but how else do you focus one’s attention on such horrible diseases? One could argue that lepr...
Monday, 28 August 2017 18:15

How’s your business model doing? In his latest column for Inside Asian Gaming, Dr Brian To discusses some high profile cases in which huge corporate companies failed to adjust to new challenges. By Professor Dr Brian To   Like a medical or financial check-up, the compelling question for businesses the world over is, “How is y...
Monday, 28 August 2017 18:14

Aruze rolls the dice Japanese game developer Aruze Gaming Inc is about to launch its latest electronic table game innovation into Macau. When the jackpot game is enabled, players can bet on the new Jackpot Chance side game. A game result with two dragons may trigger the Jackpot Chance while any game with three dragons ...
Monday, 28 August 2017 18:13

Trump and the new Asian hegemon In his latest column for IAG in which he examines the broader political climate around Asia, Dr Peter T Treadway explains why US President Donald Trump has got it all wrong in his approach to North Korea. By Dr Peter T Treadway   The amazing things about Senator Graham’s words are the inaccura...
Monday, 28 August 2017 18:08

Current Issue

OZ VIP: A new dawn

OZ VIP: A new dawn It has taken just 12 months for Australia’s VIP turnover to rebound following the arrests of 19 Crown Resorts employees in China in October 2016, but the balance of power between Australian operators has shifted dramatically in the process. By Ben Blaschke   Just 12 months after the release of... Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:32

Waiting for Garapan

Waiting for Garapan Imperial Pacific says it will miss another deadline for completing its Saipan casino hotel, and there’s no consensus on a completion date. Meanwhile, VIP roll and trade receivable numbers soar. By Muhammad Cohen   Imperial Pacific International continues to excel at manythings. Its monopoly ca... Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:27

License to thrill: How casino re-tendering will shape Macau’s future

License to thrill: How casino re-tendering will shape Macau’s future Professor Glenn McCartney takes a look at the impending Macau casino re-tendering process and why the government’s criteria for issuing licenses will shape the city’s tourism future. By Professor Glenn McCartney   Macau’s casino concession and sub-concession contracts will all end in a few... Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:21

Making live online gaming a reality

Making live online gaming a reality Latency has long been the ultimate challenge for online gaming operators in their quest to provide a quality product, but a new open framework technology could prove to be a game-changer. By Jaheer Abbas | Senior Director, SEA & India at Limelight Networks   It’s hard to imagine that onlin... Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:09