November 2016

Trends in Asian gaming - Game makers tweak offerings as mass market dominance grows 

MACAU: Location key to Cotai success

AUSTRALIA: China creates marketing migraine

PHILIPPINES: Pagcor asset opportunities

KOREA: Mohegan Sun shines spotlight on non-gaming

Malaysia’s only casino operator is getting set to roll out new attractions in a major revamp of its flagship property in the Genting Highlands, however, the group’s chairman is warning that it won’t include more room on the casino floor. 

Residents on the island of Penghu have voted against casino development, dashing hopes for long-stalled legislation to open up the industry in Taiwan. 

It’s starting to look like if you build it, they will indeed come. Certainly not in droves, but analysts say the new supply that has come online in Macau appears to be finally helping to boost monthly revenue after two years of declines. 

The approach to tackling India’s massive illegal gambling market is too piecemeal to make a real dent in the problem and experts say the only real way to curb the practice is to provide a legal framework.