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Jade Dragon at City of Dreams Macau’s sole representative in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 Cantonese fine dining restaurant Jade Dragon at City of Dreams has been named among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 – the only Macau restaurant to make the list. The list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 was unveiled at a gala event at Wynn Palace on Tuesday night, with around 600 guests wi...
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 07:03

Genting Group tipped as potential SKYCITY Darwin buyer Malaysia’s Genting Group is thought to be among the leading candidates to buy boutique Australian casino SKYCITY Darwin, located in Australia’s tropical north. According to local media, Genting is one of a number of potential buyers to have been approached by current owner SKYCITY Entertainment...
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 06:51

Japan’s ruling coalition reaches agreement on casino visitation limits for locals Japan’s ruling coalition parties have reached an agreement on proposed restrictions to the number of times Japanese residents will be allowed to enter the nation’s casinos, with the Liberal Democratic Party endorsing a limit of three visits per week and 10 per month. The restrictions, heavily e...
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 06:20

Losses grow for Macau Legend despite gaming revenue growth Macau casino operator Macau Legend Development Ltd has seen its losses almost double to HK$507.3 million for Full Year 2017, the negative result attributed to operational and finance costs at its flagship Legend Palace Hotel and damage caused by Typhoon Hato in August. The figure was considerably h...
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 05:55

The 13 delays opening again, makes final push for completion with sale of construction arm The 13 Holdings Ltd has activated two sale and purchase agreements for its majority-owned construction arm, with the HK$300 million disposal to provide funding for completion of long-awaited luxury Macau hotel The 13. But it seems the company’s recently revised April launch date has already been ...
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 05:23

Singapore’s problem gambling rates maintain decade-long decline, national survey shows A survey by Singapore’s National Council on Problem Gambling has found that the percentage of Singapore residents categorized as probable problem gamblers has grown slightly over the past three years, but that the increase is “statistically insignificant” with rates effectively remaining stabl...
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 15:36

SJM announces staff salary increases Macau casino operator Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, S.A. (SJM) has announced salary increases for eligible employees of between 2.5% and 8.3%, effective from 1 April 2018. All eligible employees whose monthly salaries are below MOP$16,000 will receive a salary rise of MOP$600, representing an increa...
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 05:55

SKYCITY Entertainment Group takes steps to sell SKYCITY Darwin New Zealand’s SKYCITY Entertainment Group has appointed Goldman Sachs to test interest from selected parties in regards to a possible sale of SKYCITY Darwin in Australia. Outlining its future plans in an investor presentation on Monday, SKYCITY said that it was continuing to evaluate strategic op...
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 05:51

IAG and G2E Asia name MGM Cotai as host venue of inaugural official G2E Asia Awards in May Inside Asian Gaming and G2E Asia organizer Reed Exhibitions have announced that the inaugural official G2E Asia Awards will be held at Macau’s newest integrated resort, MGM Cotai, on Tuesday 15 May 2018. The awards co-organizers have also announced that the official G2E Asia Awards website at G...
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 05:23

Travellers sees revenue fall 27.6% in 2017 after Resorts World Manila attack Philippines casino operator Travellers International Hotel Group has announced a 27.6% decline in gross gaming revenue to Php17.115 billion (US$327.9 million) in 2017, the result directly attributable to the tragic 2 June 2017 attack on Resorts World Manila (RWM) that saw 38 people lose their lives ...
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 05:13

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SJM the latest to introduce eco-friendly new energy bus service

SJM the latest to introduce eco-friendly new energy bus service Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, S.A. (SJM) has become the latest Macau operator to introduce a new energy shuttle bus service. The buses will begin operations in May, with the number of new energy buses to be increased in phases. In its announcement, SJM said the introduction of the buses “demonstr... Friday, 20 April 2018 07:33

VIDEO - Week in Review

VIDEO - Week in Review Inside Asian Gaming takes a look back at the biggest stories of the past week. Friday, 20 April 2018 07:27

Aquis boss accuses ACT government of 17-month silence

Aquis boss accuses ACT government of 17-month silence The CEO of Hong Kong’s Aquis Entertainment Limited has accused the Australian Capital Territory government of leaving it in the dark for 17 months over an AU$330 million Canberra Casino development proposal. The accusation follows an ultimatum issued by the government earlier this week giving Aqu... Friday, 20 April 2018 07:18

“Protectionism” harming Macau non-gaming growth: scholar

“Protectionism” harming Macau non-gaming growth: scholar A respected Macau scholar says protectionist policies aimed at supporting locals are in fact harming the government’s own efforts to grow the city’s international tourism appeal. Professor Glenn McCartney, Acting Associate Dean, Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Macau, out... Friday, 20 April 2018 07:06

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G2E ASIA AWARDS to debut in 2018

G2E ASIA AWARDS to debut in 2018 Inside Asian Gaming and G2E Asia will co-organize the inaugural G2E Asia Awards in 2018 – the official awards of Asia’s biggest industry  trade show and exhibition, G2E Asia. In an exciting development for the Asian gaming industry, Inside Asian Gaming and G2E Asia announced in March that they... Wednesday, 04 April 2018 14:07

Indian Dreaming: Tiger Palace putting Nepal in the game

Indian Dreaming: Tiger Palace putting Nepal in the game By Ben Blaschke The first integrated resort to be built in South Asia, Tiger Palace Resort in Nepal’s lowland Terai plains sits just eight kilometers from the border with India’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh, home to some 215 million people. At US$52 million it also represents a fascinatin... Wednesday, 04 April 2018 14:12

Digital Danger

Digital Danger As the world becomes increasingly digital, the world’s casino operators are taking cyber security more seriously than ever before. But as leading risk mitigation company Kroll explains, risks remain – and not always where you might expect.  By Ben Blaschke AS cautionary tales go, the downfall... Wednesday, 04 April 2018 14:09

Gaming development outlook along the Belt and Road

Gaming development outlook along the Belt and Road Michael Zhu, SVP of International Planning and Analysis for The Innovation Group, delves into the benefits that Chinese President Xi Jinping’s “One Belt and One Road” initiative will bring to Asia’s gaming industry. By Michael Zhu PRIOR to the current recovery of Macau’s gaming malaise, ... Wednesday, 04 April 2018 14:08