Private-equity company Blackstone, which bought a 10 percent stake in Crown Resorts earlier this year, may prove to be a suitable buyer for the company that may need to change its ownership to retain its casino license, Reuters’ Breakingviews argues.
Jade Entertainment CEO Joe Pisano says he has seen little change to land-based operations at the halfway point in 2021 and he expects this to continue through the remainder of the year. "We will start to see a slow recovery in 2022 once vaccinations reach the masses and 2023 will be a BOOM year for the gaming industry in Asia."
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.