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Lingering Clouds - Japan's Great Unknown Uncertainty over Japan’s foreign ownership laws and the role of pachinko in Japanese IRs were two of the key topics of discussion during an insightful panel session hosted by Inside Asian Gaming at G2E Asia titled Asian Markets Forum.   The distribution of ownership between local and foreign pa...
Monday, 04 June 2018 20:16

High and Mighty Aristocrat unveiled its new high-volatility, high-stakes slot machine “Fa Fa Long” at G2E Asia in 2018.   One of the more eye-catching displays of the entire exhibition floor at G2E Asia 2018, held at the Venetian Macao from 15 to 17 May, was Aristocrat’s innovative High Limit Area. Design...
Monday, 04 June 2018 20:08

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 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 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 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

Japan rising The 2018 Japan Gaming Congress will attract the cream of the gaming industry crop to Conrad Tokyo from 10 to 11 May with a Japanese IR industry closer than ever to becoming reality. The 2018 Japan Gaming Congress is shaping up as one of the most significant gaming industry events of the year. Comi...
Monday, 30 April 2018 02:50

The ethics of suitability With Wynn Resorts facing regulatory probes in two separate US jurisdictions and the not-so-small matter of re-licensing in Macau in the next few years, the issue of suitability in the gaming industry has never been more prominent. By Rui Pinto Proença Suitability, the quality of being right or ap...
Monday, 30 April 2018 02:41

Asian ambition IAG chats with Aristocrat’s Managing Director, Asia-Pacific Chris Rowe about his first 12 months in the role and the future of the slots market in Asia. IAG: It’s almost 12 months to the day since you were promoted to Managing Director, Asia-Pacific for Aristocrat. How have you found your first...
Monday, 30 April 2018 02:36

Social Security Open-source platform provider TGG Interactive is taking popular social games to the casino market. By Ben Blaschke Given the game’s enormous popularity in Macau’s casinos – where it comprised around 88% of all gaming revenue in 2017 – it’s no surprise that operators around the world see ...
Monday, 30 April 2018 02:30

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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