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The Best is Yet to Come In the 1950s and ‘60s, Frank Sinatra and the other members of the legendary Rat Pack performed regularly on small stages and at dinner theaters in Las Vegas casino hotels. Tickets to the shows, often including a sumptuous multi-course meal, were either given away or priced far below break-even...
Monday, 15 June 2015 20:24
Moving up in Manila In 17 months at Solaire Resort & Casino, Thomas Arasi has boosted performance and expanded the resort’s footprint. With a beautiful property and an exemplary service culture, not to mention a new crowd-pulling neighbor just down the street, he says Solaire is ready to play at the global l...
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 18:38
Sayonara IRs? The high hopes for casino legalization in Japan have dimmed considerably. But the arguments for integrated resorts remain strong
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 15:35

Mr Adelson’s War The billionaire casino magnate has seen the evil, and it’s Internet gambling. He is determined to crush its head. So far, he hasn’t succeeded. But certainly he’s got the money. And now he may have himself a Congress
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 14:47

Nurturing Macau’s Talent The customer experience at a casino in Macau is vastly different to that in Las Vegas. A major reason for that is how staff are trained in each place. Virgil Chan of Synergy Corp., who conducts training for gaming employees, explains the workings of employee development in the city and how to imp...
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 15:20

In Macau’s Footsteps South Korea looks poised to grab a big chunk of the region’s Chinese VIP gaming action
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 15:07

Queensland’s Big Gamble The Australian state plans to join Asia’s casino boom and fix its ailing economy with destination-scale casinos: A calculated risk or pure wishful thinking?
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 12:02

Parting the Veil Few scholars have studied the Chinese passion for gambling as deeply as Desmond Lam. In his latest book the University of Macau associate professor traces its evolution through the ages to the present day and the Macau phenomenon that has riveted the attention of the gaming world.
Thursday, 10 July 2014 15:40

Smoke-Free Macau : Now What? The partial ban didn’t work. A total ban is next. Or is it?
Thursday, 10 July 2014 12:16

When Bad News Obscures Good Times China’s booming casino enclave is being slammed by negative headlines. But are the issues behind them overblown?
Thursday, 19 June 2014 16:18

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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