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AGTech enters strategic partnership to promote China Sports Lottery AGTech Holdings Limited has entered into a three-year strategic cooperation framework agreement with Guangdong Province Sports Lottery Center to carry out marketing and promotion, sales and operations of China Sports Lottery throughout offline retail channels of its parent company Alibaba Group, suc...
Friday, 08 June 2018 06:49

Macau casino stocks fall as Union Pay crackdown threatens Premium Mass By Ben Blaschke Macau’s casino stocks were all down at close on Thursday following news this week that authorities have embarked on a new crackdown on the use of Union Pay cards by removing Union Pay POS terminals from pawnshops inside a number of Cotai integrated resorts. The Monetary Authority...
Friday, 08 June 2018 06:31

All Japan Poker Championships eying further Asian growth The boss of the All Japan Poker Championships has flagged further regional expansion for the tournament series after its biggest ever event attracted 1,149 registrations to Paradise City in Incheon, Korea, in late May. Running from 18 to 27 May, the latest AJPC Circuit Event was the first to run fo...
Friday, 08 June 2018 05:51

Macau casino smoking infractions jump 152% between January and May Macau’s Health Bureau says it prosecuted 665 cases of illegal smoking in casinos over the first five months of 2018, an increase of 152% over the same period last year following the introduction of strict new tobacco control laws. The Health Bureau said it conducted 368 joint inspections of casin...
Friday, 08 June 2018 05:36

VIDEO: Week in Review Inside Asian Gaming takes a look back at the biggest stories of the past week.
Thursday, 07 June 2018 21:56

SJM launches Macau Gaming History Gallery at Hotel Lisboa Macau’s Sociedade de Jogos de Macau S.A. has launched the Macau Gaming History Gallery at Hotel Lisboa, taking guests on a fascinating journey through the history of the SAR’s colorful gaming industry. The gallery includes historical exhibits related to the gaming history of Macau including ant...
Thursday, 07 June 2018 06:49

Sands China announces one month bonus pay for staff Sands China Ltd has announced that it will pay a one-off special bonus equal to one month’s pay to all team members earning MOP$50,000 per month or less. The move is the latest in a number of recent efforts to improve employee conditions, with Sands having already offered its staff a pay rise in ...
Thursday, 07 June 2018 06:40

Philippines Department of Justice takes charge of Okada estafa investigation The Philippines Department of Justice (DOJ) has taken over the investigation of estafa cases filed by Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment, Inc. (TRLEI) against former boss Kazuo Okada following accusations of bias levelled at the Parañaque City Prosecutor’s Office. The DOJ has also asked the ...
Thursday, 07 June 2018 06:29

Monetary Authority of Macao issues warning on unauthorized money exchange The Monetary Authority of Macao (AMCM) has called for “all financial institutions to establish sound risk management for the provision of any authorized financial services” following the latest crackdown on the use of Union Pay cards. As reported by Inside Asian Gaming on Wednesday, authorities...
Thursday, 07 June 2018 05:32

SJM boss sees space for seventh Macau concessionaire By Oscar Guijarro SJM Holdings CEO Ambrose So said on Wednesday there is room for a seventh Macau concessionaire when the re-tendering process opens in the next two years. However, he added that the Chinese and Macau governments must first decide whether adding concessionaires “is good for the f...
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 20:21

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Vietnam police crack second illegal online gambling ring

Vietnam police crack second illegal online gambling ring Vietnam police have cracked a major online gambling ring which attracted bets of more than US$26 million from Vietnamese players. According to a report in VnExpress, a website named 12bet was at the center of the illegal ring offering sports betting, online casino games and lottery products. Polic... Monday, 25 June 2018 06:24

International Entertainment Corp looks to broaden horizons after increased 2018 losses

International Entertainment Corp looks to broaden horizons after increased 2018 losses Hong Kong-listed International Entertainment Corporation (IEC) has touted diversification of its business through new gaming and sports related opportunities as the way forward after announcing losses of HK$67.3 million for the year ended 31 March 2018. The loss represents a 61.0% increase on the c... Monday, 25 June 2018 05:53

Macau visitor arrivals up 5.2% in May

Macau visitor arrivals up 5.2% in May Macau attracted 2,704,745 visitors in May, an 8.7% decline on April numbers but up 5.2% year-on-year according to figures released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). The sequential fall has been attributed to one less weekend in the calendar month compared to 2017 due to the golden week w... Monday, 25 June 2018 05:49

Macau GGR on track to soar in June and beyond after slow May: analysts

Macau GGR on track to soar in June and beyond after slow May: analysts Macau’s June gross gaming revenue is on target to grow 20% compared to the same period last year, buoyed by the annual dragon boat festival and the opening of Morpheus at City of Dreams, according to financial services firm Morgan Stanley. In a Friday note addressing weaker than anticipated mass ... Monday, 25 June 2018 05:40

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Tribal Ambition

Tribal Ambition By Muhammad Cohen and Ben Blaschke   Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment CEO Mario Kontomerkos believes the Native American casino operator has two aces in the hole for Japan, especially when it comes to the so-called regional markets beyond major areas. In his presentation at last month’s Japan ... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:55

Social Gathering

Social Gathering By Shaun McCamley   Social casino gaming is booming. In 2017, the global social gaming industry generated a whopping US$106 billion in revenues, with the social casino segment generating US$4.5 billion in revenues. Not surprisingly China, Japan and Korea generated 90% of the games revenue in the... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:44

Redefining Tourism

Redefining Tourism By Muhammad Cohen   In an era when tourism constitutes a growing portion of the global economy, integrated resorts present a potent although frequently misunderstood means for growing visitor arrivals and revenue. It’s not simply the casino but their range of attractions that make IRs such powe... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:37

Japan IR Timeline

Japan IR Timeline By Ben Blaschke   What year for Japan’s first IR? It’s a question that continues to divide industry stakeholders, the answer further clouded by the substantial disparity in opinion offered at last month’s Japan Gaming Congress (JgC) in Tokyo. At the nearer end of the scale, members of the... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:27