Friday, April 16, 2021

Scientific Games names new Chief Technology Officer Victor Blanco

Victor Blanco, who previously led Aristocrat's expansion into social casino and casual games will now oversee Scientific Games' technology strategy to support the Company's leadership across gaming, lottery, sports betting, and iGaming as well as support the development and execution of the company's games.
Macau, gross gambling revenue

Macau to reduce blue cards if unemployment continues rise

Macau Labor Affairs Bureau (DSAL) deputy director believes there will be fewer blue-card holders in Macau if the unemployment rate continues to rise. 

Interview with Bobby Soper: Expansion in Korea and hopes for Japan

Bobby Soper, the newly appointed international president at Mohegan Sun, talks to Asia Gaming Brief about the group’s vision for its resort in Incheon, South Korea and aspirations for a license in Nagasaki, Japan. He says the group’s entertainment-focused, non-gaming model will help to cushion Mohegan from the notorious volatility in South Korea’s foreigner-only casino market.

Pachinko revenues running 75% pre-pandemic levels

Across Japan, pachinko parlor revenues are running at about 75 percent of the levels that they attained before the onset of the Covid pandemic.
Macau, tourism, stimulus package

Gaming focus, China policies constrain Macau credit rating

Macau's narrow economic base and its high concentration of tourists from China restrain the city's credit rating and have contributed to historically high levels of gross domestic product volatility, Fitch Ratings says.

Macau Q1 gaming tax revenue drops by half

Macau's tax revenue take from its gambling industry fell by 50 percent in Q1 to MOP9.1 billion ($1.14 billion), according to the Financial Services Bureau.

LVS launches ad blitz to push for casinos in Texas

Las Vegas Sands has launched a multi-million dollar advertising campaign in an effort to convince lawmakers to legalise casinos in Texas.

Landing appoints non-exec. director to oversee theme parks/hotels

Landing International said it has appointed Huang Wei as a non-executive director to oversee the group's theme park and hotel operations.

Bloomberry delays opening of Solaire north until 2023

Bloomberry Resorts & Entertainment has pushed back the planned opening of its integrated resort in Quezon city to 2023 due to delays caused by Covid.

Only two out of eight Jeju casinos currently open

Only two out of eight casinos are currently open on Jeju island in South Korea, which saw revenue from its foreigner-only properties drop 60 percent last year.

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Scientific Games names new Chief Technology Officer Victor Blanco

Victor Blanco, who previously led Aristocrat's expansion into social casino and casual games will now oversee Scientific Games' technology strategy to support the Company's leadership across gaming, lottery, sports betting, and iGaming as well as support the development and execution of the company's games.
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Macau to reduce blue cards if unemployment continues rise

Macau Labor Affairs Bureau (DSAL) deputy director believes there will be fewer blue-card holders in Macau if the unemployment rate continues to rise. 

Interview with Bobby Soper: Expansion in Korea and hopes for Japan

Bobby Soper, the newly appointed international president at Mohegan Sun, talks to Asia Gaming Brief about the group’s vision for its resort in Incheon, South Korea and aspirations for a license in Nagasaki, Japan. He says the group’s entertainment-focused, non-gaming model will help to cushion Mohegan from the notorious volatility in South Korea’s foreigner-only casino market.