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Daniel Cheng

Daniel Cheng is formerly the Senior Vice President of Development for Hard Rock International and the author of The Rainbow Upopo, a novel about the indigenous Ainu People in Japan.

MBS be warned! A tale of two Genting(s) – Part II

Senior industry executive and author Daniel Cheng shares Part II of his on-the-ground insight into Singapore's colossal operations and how the tables might turn, as the venerable Malaysia resort recruits ex-MBS industry juggernaut, Andrew MacDonald, to lead the charge.

Changing political winds pose risks for Clairvest’s Wakayama bid

Caesars Entertainment has reemerged as a contender for an IR license in Japan, although it may face headwinds due to the shifting sands of Japanese politics.

Caesars sails back into headwinds in Japan

Twenty centuries after Julius Caesar prevailed in a second attempt to conquer Britain, Caesars Entertainment is emulating its eponym in trying to enter Japan.

Politics continue to obscure Japan IR outlook

Like a delinquent child who refuses to follow the rule book, going astray is more the norm than exception for the passage of casino gaming in Japan.

Will politics upset the IR apple cart again?

Like a delinquent child who refuses to follow the rule book, going astray is the norm for casino gaming in Japan, especially when it comes to politics.

Industry Voices: Give Japan a sporting chance

Japan’s lawmakers should use the enforced time-out of the coronavirus pandemic to abandon the flawed process and go back to the drawing board to start anew, this time heeding the public recrimination and industry critique as tenets for an IR policy makeover.