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Macau’s GGR on track to exceed August expectations Strong summer seasonality has prompted a better than expected start to the month for Macau’s gaming operators, with August GGR tracking 8% higher than in July and 20% higher than the same month in 2017 according to brokerage Sanford C Bernstein. In a Monday note, analysts Vitaly Umansky, Zhen Gon...
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 05:38

The Stars Group’s global expansion drives 34.8% revenue boost in 2Q18 Online poker and gaming operator The Stars Group has reported a 34.8% increase in consolidated revenue to US$411.5 million for the three months to 30 June 2018, boosted by its recent push into the Australian sports betting scene via the acquisitions of CrownBet Holdings Pty Limited and William Hill ...
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 05:37

Australasian Gaming Expo kicks off today The 2018 Australasian Gaming Expo kicks off today, with more than 200 exhibitors from across the gaming industry gathering at Sydney’s International Convention Centre (ICC). This year’s exhibition represents the second year that AGE has been held at the spectacular new ICC, which opened in 2017...
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 05:36

Singapore’s Wilson Lim wins biggest ever APPT Manila Singapore’s Wilson Lim has won the biggest APPT Manila in history, overcoming a field of 1,364 main event players to claim the title and its Php12.97 million top prize. Lim also won a PSPC Platinum Pass, worth US$30,000, to the PokerStars Players Championship in the Bahamas in January. Incredibl...
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 05:33

Solaire targets Chinese visitors with addition of WeChat and Alipay Manila’s Solaire Resort & Casino is upping the ante in its push to attract Chinese players after signing a deal with Asia United Bank (AUB) that will allow it to accept WeChat and Alipay payments. In an announcement issued late last week, Solaire – the first of Manila’s new wave of integr...
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 05:31

DICJ touts ongoing health care for abandoned Canidrome greyhounds The Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau says it has desexed 12 dogs and provided dental care to 40 more as it continues to oversee the wellbeing of 533 greyhounds still looking for new homes following the closure of the Canidrome dog racing track last month. In a weekend press release, ...
Monday, 13 August 2018 07:00

Inside Asian Gaming reaches 5,000 LinkedIn followers Inside Asian Gaming (IAG), is pleased to announce that it has reached 5,000 LinkedIn followers. The surge in followers comes amid a concerted push by IAG into the digital space, spearheaded by the April 2017 launch of daily e-newsletter IAG Breakfast Briefing which has quickly become the leading ne...
Monday, 13 August 2018 06:46

Okada vows to regain Universal control amid accusations it is running a smear campaign Controversial gaming mogul Kazuo Okada has come out firing in response to recent reports of his arrest in Hong Kong, claiming he is the victim of a smear campaign at the hands of his former company Universal Entertainment Corp (UEC) and vowing to regain control. In a lengthy statement issued over t...
Monday, 13 August 2018 06:37

Success Dragon looking to raise funds as reserves plummet Macau electronic gaming machine service provider Success Dragon has entered into a Placing Agreement that will see it place almost 415 million shares representing 20% of the issued share capital of the company, with a view to raising desperately needed funds. In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exch...
Monday, 13 August 2018 06:17

Premium gaming on the rise at Resorts World Manila VIP gaming volumes are back on the rise at Resorts World Manila (RWM), according to stakeholder Alliance Global Group. The Philippines conglomerate, which co-owns RWM operator Travellers International Hotel Group alongside Genting Hong Kong, said in a press release on Friday announcing its group-wi...
Monday, 13 August 2018 05:55

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Macau’s GGR on track to exceed August expectations

Macau’s GGR on track to exceed August expectations Strong summer seasonality has prompted a better than expected start to the month for Macau’s gaming operators, with August GGR tracking 8% higher than in July and 20% higher than the same month in 2017 according to brokerage Sanford C Bernstein. In a Monday note, analysts Vitaly Umansky, Zhen Gon... Tuesday, 14 August 2018 05:38

The Stars Group’s global expansion drives 34.8% revenue boost in 2Q18

The Stars Group’s global expansion drives 34.8% revenue boost in 2Q18 Online poker and gaming operator The Stars Group has reported a 34.8% increase in consolidated revenue to US$411.5 million for the three months to 30 June 2018, boosted by its recent push into the Australian sports betting scene via the acquisitions of CrownBet Holdings Pty Limited and William Hill ... Tuesday, 14 August 2018 05:37

Australasian Gaming Expo kicks off today

Australasian Gaming Expo kicks off today The 2018 Australasian Gaming Expo kicks off today, with more than 200 exhibitors from across the gaming industry gathering at Sydney’s International Convention Centre (ICC). This year’s exhibition represents the second year that AGE has been held at the spectacular new ICC, which opened in 2017... Tuesday, 14 August 2018 05:36

Singapore’s Wilson Lim wins biggest ever APPT Manila

Singapore’s Wilson Lim wins biggest ever APPT Manila Singapore’s Wilson Lim has won the biggest APPT Manila in history, overcoming a field of 1,364 main event players to claim the title and its Php12.97 million top prize. Lim also won a PSPC Platinum Pass, worth US$30,000, to the PokerStars Players Championship in the Bahamas in January. Incredibl... Tuesday, 14 August 2018 05:33

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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