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    With multiple new destinations opening up over the coming years, Asia’s casino space will have a very different feel in the 2020s. Of course, new regulation and developments do not occur in isolation. Existing markets – not least Macau – will be watching on very carefully for both competitive threats and potential opportunities. As the […]

    Asia’s emerging casino markets question whether size matters

    When the 10.5 million-square-foot Venetian Macao opened its doors in 2007, it upped the ante on the scale of casino developments and helped inspire Singapore, Korea and others to undertake major IR projects. More than a decade on, and with Japan poised to follow a similar path, Asia’s emerging casino markets are left wondering if […]

    The year ahead – David Green

    1) Regulators and policymakers alike will come under increasing pressure to address issues such as the integrity of sports betting, whether social gaming should be regulated, what prescriptive standards and requirements should be set aside in favour of risk-based regulatory oversight, and how emerging technologies like virtual reality games should be evaluated for suitability to […]

    A bridge too far?

    One month on from the opening of the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge (HZMB), Macau’s casino sector is weighing up its immediate impact and how it is likely to affect operations in the longer term.

    Politicians rattle anti-gambling cages as state elections loom

    Upcoming elections in South Australia and Tasmania are providing another opportunity for anti-gambling crusaders to target the industry, prompting concern a hostile operating environment will restrict growth.

    Recovery, arrests and openings – 2016 in review

    To coin a popular phrase, 2016 really has been a year of two halves in the Asian gaming industry. To continue with the cliches, it’s also fair to say there have been a few curved balls along the route. Industry experts gave us their views of the year just passed, with the good, the bad and the ugly.