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G2E Asia Awards announces first 22 judges and calls for more from the industry’s elite The G2E Asia Awards has announced its first 22 esteemed judges and has called for more judges from amongst the industry’s elite. The awards — the official awards of G2E Asia — are to be held on Tuesday 15 May 2018 in the Ballroom of Macau’s newest integrated resort, MGM Cotai. They will ...
Thursday, 29 March 2018 04:40

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

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G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – Kirsten Clark

G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – Kirsten Clark Kirsten Clark has extensive gaming industry executive management, public relations, marketing and strategic communications experience. In her role as Executive Director of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA), a 37-year-old non-profit association of senior executives representing ... Tuesday, 24 April 2018 06:27

G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – Keith Buckley

G2E Asia Awards: Meet the Judges – Keith Buckley Mr Buckley has over 45 years of experience in engineering projects and construction management. His wide-ranging construction and general management experience in building, civil engineering and multi-disciplinary projects have seen him responsible for business development, commercial and engineeri... Tuesday, 24 April 2018 06:26

Sands China says 25% of shuttle bus fleet now running on clean energy

Sands China says 25% of shuttle bus fleet now running on clean energy Sands China Ltd has revealed that 25% of its guest shuttle bus fleet is now running on compressed natural gas (CNG) technology as Macau’s concerted push to become a “clean city” picks up steam. In a Monday announcement, the company said it now operates a total of 38 clean energy buses, having... Tuesday, 24 April 2018 06:20

Macau visitor numbers increase 9.3% in March

Macau visitor numbers increase 9.3% in March Macau saw its visitor numbers grow by 9.3% year-on-year to 2,733,311 in March, according to information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). The figure represented an 11.0% sequential decrease due to February’s Chinese New Year holiday period, which attracted the highest monthly visitati... Tuesday, 24 April 2018 06:08

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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