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Sands China announces widespread salary increase for staff Sands China Ltd has announced a salary increase for staff that it says will benefit around 99% of employees. Coming into effect from 1 March 2018, the increase will see full-time employees of eligible grades earning monthly salaries less than or equal to MOP$12,000 before tax receive a pay rise of ...
Sunday, 28 January 2018 05:03

Landing International issues positive profit alert Landing International Development Ltd has issued a positive profit alert, informing shareholders that it expects the group “may record a net profit for the year ended 31 December 2017,” having previously recorded a HK$1.07 billion loss in 2016. In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Fri...
Sunday, 28 January 2018 04:46

Holiday Inn to shut down for Londoner facelift but casino operations unaffected: LVS Sands China will shut down operations at its Holiday Inn hotel towards the end of 2018 as it begins the transformation of Macau integrated resort Sands Cotai Central into its new themed property The Londoner Macao. But the company doesn’t expect casino operations to be heavily impacted, adding tha...
Friday, 26 January 2018 05:17

Stephen Hung quits as Chairman of The 13 Holdings The man behind Macau’s ambitious luxury hotel The 13, Stephen Hung, has stepped down as Joint Chairman and Executive Director of The 13 Holdings Limited. His departure was revealed in a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange overnight, with The 13 Holdings Limited confirming that Hung “ceased t...
Friday, 26 January 2018 04:30

New Wynn Las Vegas resort to be powered by solar energy Wynn Las Vegas will power its new multi-use development, Paradise Park, with 100 percent renewable energy sourced from a new 160-acre solar energy facility, the company has announced. Under the terms of the agreement with Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGPNA), Wynn Las Vegas will begin rece...
Friday, 26 January 2018 04:13

Pagcor promises crackdown on government officials who gamble Philippine gaming regulator Pagcor has promised to actively enforce a provision in its Responsible Gaming Code of Practice that stipulates a Php100,000 (US$1,967) fine for any government official or employee found to have played in one of the country’s casinos. The warning followed a special even...
Thursday, 25 January 2018 18:40

MGM Cotai opening delayed until February MGM China has delayed the opening of its new Macau integrated resort, MGM Cotai, until February. In an announcement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Thursday afternoon, the company said it was “undergoing the administrative approval process of obtaining relevant licenses to operate MGM Cotai. A...
Thursday, 25 January 2018 16:01

Venetian Macao drives strong 4Q17 performance for Sands China Ltd Sands China Ltd reported its highest mass gaming win in four years and highest property EBITDA since 3Q14 in the three months to 31 December 2017, the company said, driven by a strong performance by the Venetian Macao. Releasing its revenue results on Thursday morning local time, parent company La...
Thursday, 25 January 2018 06:35

Scientific Games expecting increased revenue, narrowed loss for 4Q17 International gaming giant Scientific Games Corporation says it expects a 9% year-on-year increase in consolidated revenue to between US$820 and US$825 million for the three months to 31 December 2017. The company released its preliminary fourth quarter results late Wednesday in advance of a poten...
Thursday, 25 January 2018 05:48

MGM Cotai receives 125 new gaming tables MGM China’s new Macau integrated resort, MGM Cotai, has been granted 125 new-to-market gaming tables, the government announced overnight, including an initial allocation of 100 tables for its planned opening next Monday 29 January. The allocation, revealed by Secretary for Economy and Finance Lio...
Thursday, 25 January 2018 05:22

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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