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2018 WSOP gets underway today The 2018 World Series of Poker gets underway today at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The world’s most prestigious poker tournament series will celebrate its 49th anniversary this year with a huge schedule of 78 bracelet events, culminating with the WSOP Main Event from Monday ...
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 06:08

Landing International proposes capital reorganization to boost share price and image Landing International Development Ltd, which operates Korean integrated resort Jeju Shinhwa World, is proposing a capital reorganization in order to boost the company’s share price and improve its corporate image. If approved, the reorganization would include a share consolidation under which ev...
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 05:35

Japan ponders extending current Diet session to pass IR bill Japanese lawmakers are considering extending the current Diet session beyond 20 June in order to pass a number of key bills, including the long-awaited IR Implementation Bill establishing the framework for Japan’s first integrated casino resorts. According to members of the ruling Liberal Democra...
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 18:21

Aquis to establish and develop Australian eSports business Australian-listed casino operator Aquis Entertainment Limited has revealed plans to establish and develop an eSports business, to be known as QeSports. Aquis, which owns and operates Casino Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory, will partner with Executive Sports and Entertainment Pty Limite...
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 17:35

Macau court rules concessionaire’s junket list no matter of secrecy Macau’s Court of Appeal has ordered the local gaming watchdog, the DICJ (Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau), to provide a lawyer with a list of junkets operating within the properties of an undisclosed Macau gaming operator. The sentence establishes that, as the information requested of b...
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 17:06

Silver Heritage names Australian business mogul James Spenceley as new Chairman Silver Heritage Group has announced the appointment of James Spenceley as the company’s new non-executive Chairman and director following the departure of former Chairman David Green earlier this month. Spenceley is renowned as a power player in the Australian business community, having founded A...
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 07:00

MGM supports training workshop of IFT and UNWTO MGM China has lent its support to the 5th “Capacity Building for Destination Marketing & Tourism Development” training workshop – part of a joint initiative between the Macao SAR Government and The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to enhance cooperation between the two par...
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 06:24

Government Corporate Counsel becomes third victim of Duterte gaming license purge Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has fired a third official over the granting of a 75-year casino license to the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (APECO). Government Corporate Counsel Rudolf Philip Jurado was fired on Monday for providing the legal opinion which paved the way for APEC...
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 06:14

MGM boss expects Japan to be “vastly larger than Singapore” as gambling addiction bill passed MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren has praised the lengthy process guiding the way for integrated resorts in Japan but says the three resorts to be built upon passage of the IR Implementation Bill will quickly swamp Singapore’s casino industry once open. Murren’s comments come as a key gambling addicti...
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 05:51

VIP returns for Star Entertainment Group Australian integrated resort operator Star Entertainment Group says its gross revenue from 1 January 2018 to 23 May 2018 is up 16.4% year-on-year, boosted by a strong 63.7% growth in international VIP turnover. The trading update, which reveals an impressive rebound from the hit suffered by all Au...
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 05:14

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Vietnam police crack second illegal online gambling ring

Vietnam police crack second illegal online gambling ring Vietnam police have cracked a major online gambling ring which attracted bets of more than US$26 million from Vietnamese players. According to a report in VnExpress, a website named 12bet was at the center of the illegal ring offering sports betting, online casino games and lottery products. Polic... Monday, 25 June 2018 06:24

International Entertainment Corp looks to broaden horizons after increased 2018 losses

International Entertainment Corp looks to broaden horizons after increased 2018 losses Hong Kong-listed International Entertainment Corporation (IEC) has touted diversification of its business through new gaming and sports related opportunities as the way forward after announcing losses of HK$67.3 million for the year ended 31 March 2018. The loss represents a 61.0% increase on the c... Monday, 25 June 2018 05:53

Macau visitor arrivals up 5.2% in May

Macau visitor arrivals up 5.2% in May Macau attracted 2,704,745 visitors in May, an 8.7% decline on April numbers but up 5.2% year-on-year according to figures released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). The sequential fall has been attributed to one less weekend in the calendar month compared to 2017 due to the May golden we... Monday, 25 June 2018 05:49

Macau GGR on track to soar in June and beyond after slow May: analysts

Macau GGR on track to soar in June and beyond after slow May: analysts Macau’s June gross gaming revenue is on target to grow 20% compared to the same period last year, buoyed by the annual dragon boat festival and the opening of Morpheus at City of Dreams, according to financial services firm Morgan Stanley. In a Friday note addressing weaker than anticipated mass ... Monday, 25 June 2018 05:40

Current Issue

Tribal Ambition

Tribal Ambition By Muhammad Cohen and Ben Blaschke   Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment CEO Mario Kontomerkos believes the Native American casino operator has two aces in the hole for Japan, especially when it comes to the so-called regional markets beyond major areas. In his presentation at last month’s Japan ... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:55

Social Gathering

Social Gathering By Shaun McCamley   Social casino gaming is booming. In 2017, the global social gaming industry generated a whopping US$106 billion in revenues, with the social casino segment generating US$4.5 billion in revenues. Not surprisingly China, Japan and Korea generated 90% of the games revenue in the... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:44

Redefining Tourism

Redefining Tourism By Muhammad Cohen   In an era when tourism constitutes a growing portion of the global economy, integrated resorts present a potent although frequently misunderstood means for growing visitor arrivals and revenue. It’s not simply the casino but their range of attractions that make IRs such powe... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:37

Japan IR Timeline

Japan IR Timeline By Ben Blaschke   What year for Japan’s first IR? It’s a question that continues to divide industry stakeholders, the answer further clouded by the substantial disparity in opinion offered at last month’s Japan Gaming Congress (JgC) in Tokyo. At the nearer end of the scale, members of the... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:27