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Silver Heritage announces key Tiger Palace appointments Silver Heritage Group has announced two key appointments at its Tiger Palace Resort Bhairahawa in Nepal, with Kevin Willcocks named General Manager – Casino and Brett Model the new General Manager – Hotel. Their arrival completes the property’s international recruitment with employee headcoun...
Monday, 12 February 2018 05:22

Wynn Macau announces pay rise for all non-senior staff Just a day after implementing a major reshuffle of its board following the resignation of Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn, Wynn Macau has announced a salary increase for almost 98% of its staff. The increase will see all employees earning MOP$16,000 (US$1,986) and below given a MOP$600 pay rise, equiva...
Friday, 09 February 2018 07:27

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Friday, 09 February 2018 07:12

Melco Resorts revenue rises despite mixed Macau results Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited saw its net revenue increase 17.8% in 2017 to US$5.3 billion, despite mixed results from its two key Macau properties in the three months to 31 December. Melco’s full year results included a 67% rise in operating income to US$607.6 million, up from US$3...
Friday, 09 February 2018 06:09

Tabcorp revenues rise as Tatts merger kicks in Australian gaming and racing giant Tabcorp reported an 18.7% increase in revenue for the six months to 31 December 2017 to AU$1.38 billion, bolstered by the recent completion of its merger with Tatts Group. The “business formerly run by Tatts Group” contributed AU$176.3 million in revenue for t...
Thursday, 08 February 2018 20:53

Japan’s Aruze unveils Lucky Roulette at ICE Japanese gaming machine manufacturer Aruze has unveiled its new Lucky Roulette wheel on the exhibition floor of ICE London this week ahead of the official product release in 2Q18. Lucky Roulette provides an innovative take on traditional roulette, adding 3D visuals around the wheel itself to enhanc...
Thursday, 08 February 2018 06:54

Chinese-themed Las Vegas casino has foreclosure auction delayed A foreclosure auction for halted Las Vegas casino Lucky Dragon has been postponed until 22 February, the Las Vegas Review-Journal is reporting. A crowd of around 30 people were informed by an auctioneer on Tuesday that the auction would be delayed. She did not provide a reason. Lucky Dragon, the f...
Thursday, 08 February 2018 04:40

Wynn Macau announces board reshuffle after Steve Wynn exit Wynn Resorts (Macau) SA, the Macau subsidiary of Wynn Resorts Ltd, has announced a board reshuffle that will see Wynn Resorts boss Matthew Maddox become CEO and Dr Allan Zeman appointed Non-executive Chairman following the resignation of founder Steve Wynn yesterday. As part of the newly arranged ...
Thursday, 08 February 2018 04:16

Pagcor freezes new casino license approvals in the Philippines Philippines gaming regulator Pagcor has announced a moratorium on new casino licenses nationwide following a direct order from President Rodrigo Duterte. According to a report in the Inquirer, only applications received before 13 January 2018 to build new casinos in the Philippines will be consider...
Thursday, 08 February 2018 04:13

Ainsworth-Novomatic joint platform still 12 months away The CEO of global gaming giant Novomatic says it will still be at least another 12 months before the Austrian company fully integrates with Asia-Pacific slot machine manufacturer Ainsworth Game Technologies. Speaking at a special press event at ICE Totally Gaming in London this week, Harald Neumann...
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 23:53

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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