Legalizing integrated resorts may have been the easy part. Now the heavy lifting begins for Japan’s national bureaucracy, local governments, domestic businesses and international casino operators to open IRs by the mid-2020s.
Asia’s logistics service provider TKHS Group has changed the game for Macau’s IRs since launching its new high-tech warehouse in the heart of the Cotai Strip in 2016.
Landing International Development Limited held a press conference and groundbreaking ceremony for its new US$1.5 billion Philippines resort on 7 August where the company went to great pains to explain its unique IR concept.
Global Gaming Expo, better known as G2E, returns for its 18th edition from 8 to 11 October with sports betting top of the menu following the Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn PASPA.
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.
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.
A year after the deadly attack at Resorts World Manila, management continues to reinvent the property to recover and meet the challenge from Entertainment City rivals.