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NOkada Manila Japan’s Universal Entertainment ousted founder Kazuo Okada earlier this year, prompting questions about the future of the integrated resort bearing his name and the company’s Japan casino ambitions. By Muhammad Cohen | Editor-at-Large After years of controversy, it all seemed to be coming toge...
Thursday, 26 October 2017 15:31

Macau city brand strategy Professor Glenn McCartney explains the importance of developing a unique city brand strategy and why it can help Macau achieve true diversification when it comes to tourist appeal. By Professor Glenn McCartney The brand strategy of a city – from its vision and goals to the level of engagement wi...
Thursday, 26 October 2017 15:27

Platform migrations Comtrade Gaming’s  Director of Interactive, Steven Valentine, explains why it is so important for online gaming companies to choose wisely when considering platform migration. By Steven Valentine When the term “platform migration” is first touted inside an operator’s business, they are ty...
Thursday, 26 October 2017 15:24

In search of growth strategies Dr Brian To takes a look at the contrasting fortunes of the world’s low budget airlines, with Asian enterprises such as Spring Airlines leading the way when it comes to positive expansion strategies. By Professor Dr Brian To The recent news that Irish low-cost airline Ryanair had cancelled many ...
Thursday, 26 October 2017 15:22

Ainsworth reveals new Asian titles Australian slot machine manufacturer Ainsworth Game Technology is continuing to demonstrate its commitment to delivering products designed for the Asian market with the impending release of a range of link progressives and SAP packages in the A600 cabinet that complement its variety of products deve...
Thursday, 26 October 2017 15:18

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

Current Issue

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