A new generation of smart vending machine is equipped with a flexible mechanical arm to ensure that goods can be delivered to the customers smoothly without any damages. Customers do not need to bend down to pick up the goods. The humanized design is used to enhance the shopping experience of customers. The smart vending machine is also equipped with a variety of latest electronic payment methods to meet the consumption habits of different users.
“Under the trend of intelligent retail and self-service, combined with the encouragement from Macau government to push the use of electronic payment, I think “Snap Buy” smart vending machine has a great potential for development,” APE and Snap Buy head Herman Ng.
Macau's gross gambling revenue in the week to May 23 was up 12 percent from the prior week, but was still 6 percent lower than April, with the lower end tourism market comprising the majority of arrivals, according to Bernstein Research.
Interblock says it’s still seeing challenging times across Asia, with the ongoing travel restrictions forcing jurisdictions to extract as much value as possible from local markets. The company welcomes the Philippines’ lead in allowing local IRs to begin accepting online bets and says this may be a new area of opportunity.
For this edition of our magazine, we focus on Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines. The country’s casino industry has been among the hardest hit in Asia, with the integrated resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City having remained mostly closed to the general public since the beginning of the crisis last year.
The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.