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Kazuo Okada arrested in Hong Kong Controversial gaming mogul Kazuo Okada has been arrested by Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) in relation to a range of alleged fraud and corruption charges leveled at him by his former company, Universal Entertainment Corp. In an announcement published on its website o...
Monday, 06 August 2018 22:18

Premium Leisure Corp rides the wave in 1H18 Premium Leisure Corp (PLC), the gaming arm of Philippines real estate investor Belle Corp, saw revenue from its City of Dreams Manila share agreement with Melco Resorts climb 18% in 1H18 to Php1.73 billion. PLC also enjoyed a 9% increase in KENO equipment lease rental revenues in 1H18 to Php409.1 m...
Sunday, 05 August 2018 09:14

Goa to ban locals from casinos Goan locals will be banned from entering the state’s casinos from 2019 under a new casino policy to be unveiled this month, according to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.  Addressing the Legislative Assembly on Friday, Parrikar revealed his plans to implement the ban by January, with a gaming com...
Sunday, 05 August 2018 01:46

PokerStars LIVE Macau set for return at Studio City By Ben Blaschke The PokerStars LIVE brand is on the verge of returning to Macau with discussions underway for Cotai’s Studio City to host the 29th edition of the Macau Poker Cup (MPC). In what shapes as a much-needed boost to the city’s embattled live poker industry, the MPC and its hugely pop...
Saturday, 04 August 2018 22:12

Two new attractions open at Korean IR Jeju Shinhwa World Landing International Development Limited has launched two new non-gaming attractions at its Korean integrated resort, Jeju Shinhwa World. Shinhwa Waterpark and the Transformers Autobots Alliance Exhibition both opened for business on Friday, just 24 hours after Landing announced a 360% increase in...
Saturday, 04 August 2018 13:26

Crown Resorts found suitable to retain Melbourne casino license but China investigation ongoing By Ben Blaschke Crown Resorts has received a welcome tick of approval after local gaming regulator, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR), found the company and its subsidiary Crown Melbourne “remains a suitable person to hold a casino license” in its Sixth Review ...
Saturday, 04 August 2018 13:13

Genting Singapore targeting Osaka or Yokohama for Japan IR Genting Singapore has named Osaka or Yokohama as its ideal locations for construction of a Japanese IR, confirming that a major metropolitan area remains the company’s sole focus as it prepares to bid for one of three IR licenses on offer. The update was revealed by Bernstein analysts following t...
Saturday, 04 August 2018 11:19

Bad luck drives Genting Singapore results down in 2Q18 Genting Singapore saw its revenue decline 6% in 2Q18 to SG$560.3 million, impacted by low hold in both the VIP and mass segments. Gaming revenue was down 8% for the quarter to SG$406.1 million, with mass table revenue at Resorts World Sentosa falling 15% to around SG$193 million despite an 11% incr...
Saturday, 04 August 2018 11:06

VIDEO: Week in Review Inside Asian Gaming takes a look back at the biggest stories of the past week.
Friday, 03 August 2018 06:47

Sands China to raise US$5.46 billion through senior notes offering Sands China Ltd. Has announced the pricing of US$1.8 billion of 4.60%senior notes due 2023, $1.8 billion of 5.125% senior notes due 2025 and $1.9 billion of 5.40% senior notes due 2028. The offer, due to close on 9 August 2018, is expected to raise around US$5.46 billion which will be used t...
Friday, 03 August 2018 06:28

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Sands China supporting Old District revitalization

Sands China supporting Old District revitalization Sands China Ltd has thrown its support behind the Old District Revitalization Series – Rua de Cinco de Outubro, which aims to help rebuild parts of Macau in the wake of last year’s devastating Typhoon Hato. Organised by the Macao Association for Promoting Community Economic Development, the in... Monday, 20 August 2018 07:02

Construction on Landing’s Manila IR underway despite Duterte opposition

Construction on Landing’s Manila IR underway despite Duterte opposition Landing International Development Ltd has reportedly begun construction work on its proposed US$1.5 billion integrated resort in Manila, defying President Rodrigo Duterte’s claim that no new Philippines casinos would be allowed under his watch. According to the Philippine Star, earthmoving on the... Monday, 20 August 2018 06:55

Suncity Group 1H18 losses set to increase significantly

Suncity Group 1H18 losses set to increase significantly Macau junket operator Suncity Group Holdings Limited has issued a negative profit warning for the six months ended 30 June 2018, stating it expects to record a significant increase in its loss attributable to owners of the company when compared to 2017 numbers. In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Ex... Monday, 20 August 2018 06:27

Craig Billings joins Wynn Macau board

Craig Billings joins Wynn Macau board Wynn Resorts CFO and Treasurer Craig Billings has been appointed as a new non-executive director of Wynn Macau. Billings, who joined the company in April 2017, replaces Kim Sinatra on the board after the former Wynn Resorts Executive VP, General Counsel and Secretary stepped down in July. The 45-ye... Monday, 20 August 2018 06:02

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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