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Landing International granted provisional PAGCOR gaming license for Philippines IR Landing International Development Limited has been granted a provisional gaming license by Philippines gaming regulator PAGCOR to operate an integrated resort including a casino within Manila’s Entertainment City precinct in Parañaque. The license will be valid for 15 years until 11 July 2033 a...
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 18:55

Galaxy continues Japan push with Monaco Boys Choir performances Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) and its partner Monte Carlo Société des Bains de Mer (SBM) have continued to promote their Japanese IR ambitions via a cultural exchange program under which the Monaco Boys Choir is currently performing a series of concerts in Japan. The concerts included a perfor...
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 07:10

MGM’s social responsibility efforts recognized by PATA MGM has been awarded the PATA Gold Award in CSR category and two accolades at the 7th Cross-Strait-Four-Region Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Awards organized by the Mirror Post of Hong Kong. The company won the PATA Gold Award in the CSR category with its “Making Great Moment to th...
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 07:01

Strong growth for India’s Delta Corp Indian gaming operator Delta Corp saw its net revenue grow 36.8% in the three months to 30 June 2018 to 109.9 crore, boosted by a 48.7% increase in income from gaming operations. Casino revenue for the company grew 53% for the quarter, with Union Gaming’s Grant Govertsen attributing the improveme...
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 06:50

O MEDIA offers day off for any staff volunteering to care for abandoned Canidrome dogs Inside Asian Gaming’s parent company, O MEDIA, will announce Wednesday morning that it is offering a full day off for any O MEDIA staff member volunteering to walk abandoned dogs at the Canidrome. O MEDIA Chief Executive Officer Andrew W Scott revealed the incentive following a public call from M...
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 06:19

NagaCorp books 85% revenue increase in 1H18 The performance of NagaCorp’s Cambodian integrated resort NagaWorld continues to soar following a record six months to 30 June 2018 in which gross gaming revenue grew 85% year-on-year to US$713.9 million and net profit jumped 20% to US$180.1 million. The strong results, aided by the launch of Nag...
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 06:06

Mixed results for Melco in 2Q18 Melco Resorts saw its net revenue for the three months to 30 June 2018 decline 5% to US$1.23 billion, impacted by higher reported commissions under a new revenue recognition standard issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and a lower win rate at both City of Dreams and Studio City in Mac...
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 05:44

GEG receives regional Corporate Social Responsibility award  Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) has received the Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Award at the 7th Cross-Strait-Four-Region Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Award Ceremony in Hong Kong, the second time it has received the award.  The accolade was awarded by a jury of 11 expe...
Tuesday, 24 July 2018 06:46

Preliminary Macau casino re-licensing plan submitted and under review: Leung Macau’s government has already begun the process of reviewing potential regulations around the upcoming re-tendering process for Macau casino licenses, according to Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lionel Leung. Leung made the comments to local media over the weekend when asked about the govern...
Tuesday, 24 July 2018 06:40

Increased Macau construction activity possibly linked to new gaming license A recent uptick in construction activity in Macau could be related to the upcoming re-tendering process and the possibility of a seventh casino license being issued, according to Union Gaming analyst Grant Govertsen. In a Monday note taking a closer look at Macau’s construction pipeline, Govert...
Tuesday, 24 July 2018 05:56

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Macau’s GGR on track to exceed August expectations

Macau’s GGR on track to exceed August expectations Strong summer seasonality has prompted a better than expected start to the month for Macau’s gaming operators, with August GGR tracking 8% higher than in July and 20% higher than the same month in 2017 according to brokerage Sanford C Bernstein. In a Monday note, analysts Vitaly Umansky, Zhen Gon... Tuesday, 14 August 2018 05:38

The Stars Group’s global expansion drives 34.8% revenue boost in 2Q18

The Stars Group’s global expansion drives 34.8% revenue boost in 2Q18 Online poker and gaming operator The Stars Group has reported a 34.8% increase in consolidated revenue to US$411.5 million for the three months to 30 June 2018, boosted by its recent push into the Australian sports betting scene via the acquisitions of CrownBet Holdings Pty Limited and William Hill ... Tuesday, 14 August 2018 05:37

Australasian Gaming Expo kicks off today

Australasian Gaming Expo kicks off today The 2018 Australasian Gaming Expo kicks off today, with more than 200 exhibitors from across the gaming industry gathering at Sydney’s International Convention Centre (ICC). This year’s exhibition represents the second year that AGE has been held at the spectacular new ICC, which opened in 2017... Tuesday, 14 August 2018 05:36

Singapore’s Wilson Lim wins biggest ever APPT Manila

Singapore’s Wilson Lim wins biggest ever APPT Manila Singapore’s Wilson Lim has won the biggest APPT Manila in history, overcoming a field of 1,364 main event players to claim the title and its Php12.97 million top prize. Lim also won a PSPC Platinum Pass, worth US$30,000, to the PokerStars Players Championship in the Bahamas in January. Incredibl... Tuesday, 14 August 2018 05:33

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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