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Star Vegas revenue starts road to recovery amid Thai vendor dispute Donaco International Limited says its Star Vegas casino in Cambodia “continues to rebuild” in the wake of a bitter dispute with its Thai vendor for breach of contract and illegal Poipet competition. Explaining the reasons behind a 25% year-on-year decline in rolling chip turnover to THB24.78 bi...
Monday, 16 April 2018 15:34

Aquis given one month to submit revised Canberra Casino proposal Hong Kong businessman Tony Fung and his Australian-listed Aquis Entertainment Group have been given one month by the ACT government to submit a final proposal for an AU$330 million redevelopment of Canberra Casino. According to local media reports, Aquis has until 14 May 2018 to deliver its revised...
Monday, 16 April 2018 06:24

G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – Professor Desmond Lam One of Macau’s foremost gaming academics, Desmond Lam is a Professor in International Integrated Resort Management (IIRM) at the University of Macau. He chairs the international accreditation (AACSB) committee and is in charge of the postgraduate programs (MSc and PhD) in IIRM. Desmond is a life ...
Sunday, 15 April 2018 22:39

China to allow horse racing, expand sports lotteries on Hainan The Chinese government has revealed plans to develop a horse racing industry and expand sports lotteries to boost tourism to the holiday island of Hainan. According to a report by official news agency Xinhua, horse racing will be one of a number of activities promoted on Hainan alongside beach and ...
Sunday, 15 April 2018 20:16

Rui Pinto Proença appointed Global Chair of the Lex Mundi Gaming Solution Rui Pinto Proença, partner in Macau law firm MdME, has been appointed Global Chair of the Lex Mundi Gaming Solution – a network of law firms covering more than 25 jurisdictions around the world. The new role will see Proença providing leadership to the group in collaboration with Lex Mundi’s ...
Sunday, 15 April 2018 15:09

Management still a concern for SJM after Dr Ho retirement: analysts News of the retirement of Dr Stanley Ho has done little to quell concerns over management problems at Macau casino operator SJM Holdings, analysts say, with questions still remaining over the company’s long-term succession plans. SJM announced late Thursday that Dr Ho, 96, would stand down from h...
Sunday, 15 April 2018 14:45

¥500 million fine awaits Japan operators providing fraudulent license applications Casino operators found to have obtained a Japan casino license via fraudulent means, including submitting false information, will be fined up to ¥500 million (US$4.7 million) under new terms to be included in the integrated resort bill to be submitted to parliament this month. According to Kyodo N...
Friday, 13 April 2018 06:57

VIDEO: Week in Review Inside Asian Gaming takes a look back at the biggest stories of the past week.
Friday, 13 April 2018 06:52

G2E Asia Awards: one week remaining for public nominations Inside Asian Gaming and G2E Asia have announced that just one week remains for nominations to be made for the inaugural official G2E Asia Awards, to be held in the Ballroom at MGM Cotai on Tuesday 15 May 2018. Nominations can be made by visiting G2EAsiaAwards.com, clicking on the Awards tab, scroll...
Friday, 13 April 2018 06:24

WSOP announces changes to 2018 Player of the Year points formula The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has announced changes to the formula for its prestigious Player of the Year race in 2018. Responding to player feedback, the WSOP said it has adjusted the formula to better reward WSOP bracelet winners and players who run deep, while still rewarding consistency.  ...
Friday, 13 April 2018 05:55

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G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – Kirsten Clark

G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – Kirsten Clark Kirsten Clark has extensive gaming industry executive management, public relations, marketing and strategic communications experience. In her role as Executive Director of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA), a 37-year-old non-profit association of senior executives representing ... Tuesday, 24 April 2018 06:27

G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – Keith Buckley

G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – Keith Buckley Mr Buckley has over 45 years of experience in engineering projects and construction management. His wide-ranging construction and general management experience in building, civil engineering and multi-disciplinary projects have seen him responsible for business development, commercial and engineeri... Tuesday, 24 April 2018 06:26

Sands China says 25% of shuttle bus fleet now running on clean energy

Sands China says 25% of shuttle bus fleet now running on clean energy Sands China Ltd has revealed that 25% of its guest shuttle bus fleet is now running on compressed natural gas (CNG) technology as Macau’s concerted push to become a “clean city” picks up steam. In a Monday announcement, the company said it now operates a total of 38 clean energy buses, having... Tuesday, 24 April 2018 06:20

Macau visitor numbers increase 9.3% in March

Macau visitor numbers increase 9.3% in March Macau saw its visitor numbers grow by 9.3% year-on-year to 2,733,311 in March, according to information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). The figure represented an 11.0% sequential decrease due to February’s Chinese New Year holiday period, which attracted the highest monthly visitati... Tuesday, 24 April 2018 06:08

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G2E ASIA AWARDS to debut in 2018

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 an exciting development for the Asian gaming industry, Inside Asian Gaming and G2E Asia announced in March that they... Wednesday, 04 April 2018 14:07

Indian Dreaming: Tiger Palace putting Nepal in the game

Indian Dreaming: Tiger Palace putting Nepal in the game By Ben Blaschke The first integrated resort to be built in South Asia, Tiger Palace Resort in Nepal’s lowland Terai plains sits just eight kilometers from the border with India’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh, home to some 215 million people. At US$52 million it also represents a fascinatin... Wednesday, 04 April 2018 14:12

Digital Danger

Digital Danger As the world becomes increasingly digital, the world’s casino operators are taking cyber security more seriously than ever before. But as leading risk mitigation company Kroll explains, risks remain – and not always where you might expect.  By Ben Blaschke AS cautionary tales go, the downfall... Wednesday, 04 April 2018 14:09

Gaming development outlook along the Belt and Road

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 Chinese President Xi Jinping’s “One Belt and One Road” initiative will bring to Asia’s gaming industry. By Michael Zhu PRIOR to the current recovery of Macau’s gaming malaise, ... Wednesday, 04 April 2018 14:08