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VIDEO: MGM Cotai to open today MGM Macau’s long-awaited Cotai integrated resort, MGM Cotai, will finally open its doors to the public today. The US$3.4 billion resort, which has suffered a series of delays in the wake of the devastating Typhon Hato which struck Macau on 23 August 2017, will hold a pr...
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 06:53

Regulators among speaker line-up for Sports Betting East Africa Summit Organizer Eventus International has unveiled a line-up of more than 30 speakers from the gaming and tech industries that will feature at April’s fourth annual Sports Betting East Africa Summit. The speakers also include a number of local regulators, among them Anthony Kimani Kung’u, Chairman of...
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 06:38

Melco’s Studio City granted Macau development period extension Melco Resorts and Entertainment Ltd has been granted an extension by the Macau government of the development period for expansion of its Macau integrated resort Studio City under the property’s land concession contract. The extension, announced late Monday, sees the development period for the lan...
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 05:28

Regulatory pressure hurts Korea’s Kangwon Land as revenue falls Kangwon Land, the only casino in South Korea in which locals are allowed to gamble, saw its gaming revenue fall by 6.0% year-on-year to KRW1.52 trillion (US$1.4 billion) in 2017 amid regulatory pressure that led to a reduction in operational gaming tables. The figures, released on Monday, included ...
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 05:05

Vietnam IR to boost Suncity’s bid for seventh Macau casino license The launch of Macau junket operator Suncity’s new Vietnam integrated resort, Hoiana, in 2019 will likely put them in a strong position to bid for Macau’s seventh casino license should the government opt to award one, according to Macau-based analyst Grant Govertsen. In a Monday note outlining t...
Monday, 12 February 2018 13:07

China's Alvin Zhang wins 28th Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon China’s Alvan Zhang has topped a mammoth field of 1,122 players to claim become the 28th Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon main event champion. The 29-year-old from Guangzhou claimed a first prize of HK$3.055 million for his victory as well as a PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Platinum Pass whi...
Monday, 12 February 2018 07:10

Melco looking to plug premium player leak By Ben Blaschke Melco Resorts Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho says that a recent management shake-up across the company’s Macau and Manila properties was aimed at stemming the loss of premium players to rival operators. Detailing the raft of changes, announced in January, during the company’s Ful...
Monday, 12 February 2018 06:55

Rich Goldman issues negative profit warning Macau junket investor Rich Goldman has issued a negative profit warning for the six months to 31 December 2017, informing investors that it expects the group to record a decrease in profit for the full year of more than 35% on the HK$39.8 million profit it announced 12 months earlier. In a filing t...
Monday, 12 February 2018 06:29

Steve Wynn relinquishes control of ex-wife’s 9.4% Wynn Resorts stake Wynn Resorts founder Steve Wynn has agreed to relinquish control of ex-wife Elaine Wynn’s 9.4% stake in the company in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations that saw him step down as Chairman and CEO last week. In a filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, Wynn Resor...
Monday, 12 February 2018 06:06

Myanmar set to introduce casino gaming Myanmar looks set to become the next Asian nation to introduce casino gaming after Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism, Ohn Maung, said the government would consider changing the law in an attempt to boost tourism. His comments came in response to a question by Mingaladon Constituency MP Aung Hla...
Monday, 12 February 2018 05:39

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Inside Asian Gaming takes a look back at the biggest stories of the past week

Inside Asian Gaming takes a look back at the biggest stories of the past week Inside Asian Gaming takes a look back at the biggest stories of the past week Friday, 23 February 2018 06:55

TGG to deploy content on Solaire Resort & Casino’s gaming floor

TGG to deploy content on Solaire Resort & Casino’s gaming floor Hong Kong’s TGG Interactive has announced a deal with Manila’s Solaire Resort & Casino to integrate the Philippines casino operator to its Asian VIP and middle-class focused digital gaming content library on the casino floor. In a press release, TGG said that the successful deployment at So... Friday, 23 February 2018 05:20

Saipan gaming commissioner accuses Macau casinos of not reporting real VIP volumes

Saipan gaming commissioner accuses Macau casinos of not reporting real VIP volumes The Executive Director of the Commonwealth Casino Commission (CCC), the gaming regulatory body of the Northern Mariana Islands, has attributed the comparatively enormous VIP rolling chip volumes running through Imperial Pacific International’s (IPI) Saipan casino to Macau operators failing to repo... Friday, 23 February 2018 05:06

Macau’s Chinese New Year visitation grows 6.5%

Macau’s Chinese New Year visitation grows 6.5% Macau’s visitor arrivals surged by 6.5% year-on-year to more than 960,000 during Chinese New Year, including around 710,000 from mainland China, according to preliminary statistics released by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO). The figures cover the seven days of Spring Festival Golden W... Friday, 23 February 2018 04:27

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Design For Profit

Design For Profit Architect Paul Steelman provides his insights into designing the most expensive privately funded buildings on earth and making and breaking trends. By Muhammad Cohen | Editor-at-Large EMINENT casino architect Paul Steelman helped create the Asian gaming boom with the groundbreaking design of Sands... Monday, 29 January 2018 15:11

Climbing the mountain

Climbing the mountain   ASX-listed Silver Heritage Group finally launched hotel and casino operations at its new Tiger Palace Resort Bhairahawa in late 2017, having survived the 2015 earthquake, a fuel blockade on the Nepal-India border and an AU$19 million (US$14.4 million) funding shortage as a result of the delays. ... Monday, 29 January 2018 15:07

Can sportsbooks survive a 1% tax on handle?

Can sportsbooks survive a 1% tax on handle?   The big news coming out of the United States this year is the likely striking down of the federal ban on sports betting. But with many states licking their lips in anticipation of added tax dollars, the sports betting industry may well have another crippling fight on its hands. THE US Supreme C... Monday, 29 January 2018 15:05

Herman Ng:Macau Pioneer

Herman Ng:Macau Pioneer Inside Asian Gaming discovers a bit more about Herman Ng, CEO and Executive Director of Macau-based slot machine services firm Asia Pioneer Entertainment (APE). Ben Blaschke: Can you start by telling us a bit about yourself and your background? Herman Ng: I grew up in Macau and then when I was 16 ... Monday, 29 January 2018 14:52