Friday, September 24, 2021

NagaWorld ramps quietly, expansion projects still on the cards

NagaWorld reopened after a six-month shutdown. NagaCorp chairman Timothy McNally however stresses that the company has not stood idly by over the last year.
NuStar, Trevor-Hammond, Katrina-de-Jesus

NUSTAR, Cebu’s first IR, on track to open in March, 2022

NuStar Resort & Casino will be the first IR on Cebu, when it opens in March next year, marking a milestone in tourism and gambling development.
Social chatter eats into betting volumes, Paris Smith

Social chatter eats into betting volumes

Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith said the company has seen a strong recovery in sports betting volumes since live events returned.
Jane Tsai

Operators need space for innovation

Jane Tsai, managing partner of JCT Holdings, said she expects demand in Asia to be stronger than ever once vaccinations are rolled out and travel resumes.
PIGOs, Calvin Lim, DFNN

PIGOs gaining momentum after a challenging start: Lim

DFNN’s domestic online unit had a slow start, seeking to cope with the rollout of a new product and Covid, but growth is accelerating, CEO Calvin Lim says.

All is not lost if Okonogi wins this Sunday: Cheng

Hachiro Okonogi, an anti-IR candidate with majority LDP backing remains being tipped as the most likely winner of this Sunday’s mayoral race in Yokohama, though gaming and hospitality expert Daniel Cheng says this does not necessarily mean it's all over for an IR in the city. 
Julian Hoskins, Senet

Operational changes to come from Crown royal commissions

Julian Hoskins, Principal at Senet, and former general counsel at Tabcorp, says he expects five main operational changes to the Australian gaming industry as a result of the recent royal commissions into Crown Resorts. 
Brendan Bussmann, interview

Have Japan’s regulators cooked the golden goose?

Global Market Advisors partner Brendan Bussmann says Japan's regulators haven't quite cooked the golden goose, but they're getting close.

Japan, India fast growing esport markets: Niko Partners

Darang Candra, director of South East Asia for Niko Partners says that there have been moves in Japan and Korea to regulate esports betting. 
Alex O'Brien, interview, poker

Interview with Alex O’Brien: How poker trains the mind

Alex O’Brien, an author who is passionate about the game of poker shares what she has learned and talks about the need for the industry to improve its image to present poker as a true skill-based game, rather than a male-dominated bad boys’ sport.