Inside Asian Gaming

COVER STORY CONTENTS APRIL 2018 8 Breakfast Briefs TRADE SHOWS 22 G2E Asia Awards to debut in 2018 Inside Asian Gaming and G2E Asia will co-organize the inaugural G2E Asia Awards in 2018 – the official awards of Asia’s biggest industry trade show and exhibition, G2E Asia. IN FOCUS 26 Digital danger As the world becomes increasingly digital, the world’s casino operators are taking cyber security more seriously than ever before. But risks remain – and not always where you might expect. COLUMNISTS 34 Gaming development outlook along the Belt and Road Michael Zhu, SVP of International Planning and Analysis for The Innovation Group, delves into the benefits that the “One Belt and One Road” initiative will bring to Asia’s gaming industry. INDUSTRY PROFILE 40 Hai Ng: Tech magician A technology strategist specializing in gaming and game design, skill-based gaming, gamification and general entertainment, Hai Ng’s expert insights have become highly sought after on the global gaming conference scene. BLUE PAGES 46 Cracking the subcontinent QTech Games CEO Jonas Alm explains why India looms as the most exciting new market for iGaming in Asia. 50 EVENTS CALENDAR Cover Image: IAG IN FOCUS Digital danger Indian dreaming: Tiger Palace putting Nepal in the game Tiger Palace Resort, located just eight kilometers from the Indian border, represents a fascinating step for Nepal’s casino industry. IAG decided to take a look for ourselves. 14