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Macau entertainment venues return to business on March 2

While the government-mandated suspension on casinos were lifted on February 20, other entertainment venues in Macau such as cinemas, gyms, nightclubs, karaoke bars, massage...

Lawmakers briefed on IR entertainment

The Japan IR Association (JIRA) held its third event within the Diet Building complex on June 19, this time focusing on the role of entertainment within Japan’s anticipated IR industry.

Hokkaido IR showcase brings together operators, local community

The inaugural Hokkaido IR Showcase came to a close last Thursday, with seven IR operators and numerous other Japanese companies and associations exhibiting at the first public IR event to be held in the prefecture.

Hard Rock eyes “entertainment-centric” IR in Gold Coast

U.S. casino operator Hard Rock International has emerged as a major contender to the race for Gold Coast’s second casino license, Gold Coast Bulletin...

Celine Dion performs in Tokyo as part of Caesars’ IR campaign

Canadian pop singer Celine Dion performed a sold out, two-hour show in Tokyo on June 26, her first appearance in Japan in about a...

Can Manila steal Macau’s Las Vegas dream?

Filipinos’ well known love for entertainment means the country’s casinos may see significant upside from their non-gaming attractions if they get the mix right, giving Macau a run for its money when it comes to creating a diversified entertainment hub in Asia. Morgan Stanley estimates non-gaming may account for 20 percent of what it projects will be a $5 billion market by 2020.

Starlight Culture swings to loss in 17H1

Starlight Culture Entertainment Group saw its profits slide to a loss in the first half of 2017, due to a change in fair value...

MGM Cotai launches Asia’s first dynamic theatre

MGM Cotai, which is set to open in the fourth quarter of 2017, will include a first-of-its-kind dynamic theatre, called MGM Theatre, according to...

Parisian will drive demand: Wong

The opening of the Parisian Macau will not cannibalize the firm’s existing Macau properties, said Wilfred Wong, president and chief operating officer of Sands...

Tigre de Cristal eyes non-gaming to lure local crowds

Tigre de Cristal, Russia’s biggest casino, is focusing on its non-gaming attractions to boost revenue following lower-than-expected demand from locals for its casino offering. While the resort is primarily targeting visitors from Northern China for growth, at present the tourism infrastructure is lacking, forcing a greater focus on the domestic market, experts say. 

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