Dennis Valdes, former head of igaming company Philweb and now president of property developer Alphaland talks with AGB managing editor Sharon Singleton. He reflects on the development of the Philippine market and current state-of-play. He explains that companies offering low-cost mobile games are likely to be the winners in a small denomination but high-volume market.
Three Macau operators have suspended customer services operations in Mainland China for fear of falling foul of a new law that makes it a criminal offence to lure Chinese to gamble outside of the country. There is some ambiguity as to whether Macau would be considered as outside of China's borders.
Bloomberry Resorts' Solaire Resort & Casino is marking its eighth birthday, with Chief Operating Officer Thomas Arasi saying that the "challenges we faced have made us more resilient during great adversity and uncertainty."
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.