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    The Crown has slipped, but will it fall?

    There has rarely been a less edifying spectacle in 21st century corporate Australian history than the serial evisceration of the directors of Crown Resorts before the Bergin Inquiry into, among other things, the suitability of its subsidiary licensee of the Barangaroo casino.
    Macau concessionaires safe – or are they?

    Macau concessionaires safe – or are they?

    The question of the fast-looming deadline for expiry for Macau’s gaming concessions was given a thorough airing by a panel of experts Thursday night, with the majority coming down in favour of the government deciding to maintain the status quo and number of operators.

    Beyond Macau: how Asia’s casino space is shaping up in the 2020s

    With multiple new destinations opening up over the coming years, Asia’s casino space will have a very different feel in the 2020s. Of course, new regulation and developments do not occur in isolation. Existing markets – not least Macau – will be watching on very carefully for both competitive threats and potential opportunities. As the […]

    Asia’s emerging casino markets question whether size matters

    When the 10.5 million-square-foot Venetian Macao opened its doors in 2007, it upped the ante on the scale of casino developments and helped inspire Singapore, Korea and others to undertake major IR projects. More than a decade on, and with Japan poised to follow a similar path, Asia’s emerging casino markets are left wondering if […]

    Silver Heritage non-executive director Barker stands down

    Silver Heritage said Richard Barker, a non-executive director, has resigned in the latest of a series of changes at the top of the Australia-listed operator.

    Green resigns from Silver Heritage Group

    Australia-listed Silver Heritage Group has announced the resignation of its non-executive director and chairman, David Green, effective immediately. In a filing from the operator on Monday, Silver Heritage said Green resigned for both personal reasons and also to enable him to focus on other business interests. In the meantime, Mr. Matthew Hunter will fill the […]

    2018 in focus: Cambodia, bitcoin and regulatory change

    The Year of the Dog is about to dawn in Asia, with most gaming markets in the region starting on a positive note after a strong 2017. The focus this year is likely to be on emerging markets, though regulatory change and disruptive technologies, such as the stellar growth of bitcoin are also expected to […]

    2017 Year in review: VIPs defy expectations

    Macau defied all expectations in 2017, with a spectacular comeback for VIP gaming despite China’s ongoing anti corruption campaign and a government push to develop the mass market. Looking back over the year, the recovery in the sector was one of the biggest surprises in Asian gaming, with none of our experts predicting the extent […]

    Silver Heritage steps closer to bridging financing gap

    Silver Heritage chairman David Green says the company is close to completing negotiations which would bridge the financing gap for its Nepal-located Tiger Palace resort. Mr. Green made the comments during an address at the company’s annual general meeting held this week. In February, the ASX-listed casino operator announced the opening of the resort had […]

    Indian players a safer bet: Green

    The arrests of Crown Resort employees in China last year has reinforced the risks associated with relying on high value mainland gamblers, said Silver Heritage chairman David Green in an annual report released on Wednesday. “The detention of Crown Resorts employees in China in October 2016 has exposed the significant risks associated with China-facing VIP […]

    The year ahead – David Green

    1) Regulators and policymakers alike will come under increasing pressure to address issues such as the integrity of sports betting, whether social gaming should be regulated, what prescriptive standards and requirements should be set aside in favour of risk-based regulatory oversight, and how emerging technologies like virtual reality games should be evaluated for suitability to […]

    AGAwards to honor the gaming industry in May

    Held concurrently with G2E Asia on May 17, the annual Asia Gaming Awards (AGAwards) is an annual event to reward excellence and innovation in the gaming industry, with a clear focus on quality. Produced by Asia Gaming Brief, in association with G2E Asia, and The Innovation Group, the awards night will judge companies in 10 categories […]

    Reed Exhibitions launches G2E Asia 2016 at press conference

    At a press conference yesterday at Pacha, Studio City, senior representatives of Reed Exhibitions and their partners launched the 2016 edition of G2E Asia. Being held from 17-19 May 2016 at the Venetian Macao, this year’s event marks the tenth anniversary of the show. With the 2015 show being the largest on record, with a total of 9,867 […]
    Coronavirus

    Covid-19 changing the rules of the game?

    It is indisputable that the COVID-19 pandemic presents an existential threat both to the physical and fiscal viability of nations, such as we have never seen outside a world war in our lifetimes.

    Impressive achievements, but still room for improvement

    At the time of its handover to China in 1999, Macau’s transition from a colonial outpost to a semi-autonomous global gaming powerhouse was far from assured.

    Indochina opportunities clouded by political, economic risks

    Despite regulatory uncertainty and a relatively high risk profile, land-based operators will be closely watching developments across the Indochina region over the coming months.

    2018 in review – Sportsbetting, IndoChina and Japan

    There’s never a dull moment when it comes to gaming in Asia and 2018 produced its fair share of surprises, many of them provided by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is keeping the gaming industry on its toes.

    A bridge too far?

    One month on from the opening of the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge (HZMB), Macau’s casino sector is weighing up its immediate impact and how it is likely to affect operations in the longer term.

    Politicians rattle anti-gambling cages as state elections loom

    Upcoming elections in South Australia and Tasmania are providing another opportunity for anti-gambling crusaders to target the industry, prompting concern a hostile operating environment will restrict growth.

    Concession clarity lacking as deadline approaches

    In just three years, the first of the licenses awarded to Macau’s concessionaires expire and, despite the billions of dollars invested by the operators in the market, there is still no clarity over the renewal process. There is no mechanism under the current law for automatic renewal which, as the deadline approaches, is leading to increasing concern in the market as to the tack the government may take. Views on the ground are mixed.

    Saipan casino eyes 17Q1 debut despite finance delays

    Imperial Pacific Holdings says its resort on the Pacific Island of Saipan will open in the first quarter of this year, despite concern over funding problems for the proposed $7 billion project. The operator, which is currently working out of a temporary facility on the island, had initially planned a Chinese New Year opening, but in a recent stock exchange filing changed the wording about its planned debut to say the Imperial Pacific Resort will hold a soft opening in Q1.

    Recovery, arrests and openings – 2016 in review

    To coin a popular phrase, 2016 really has been a year of two halves in the Asian gaming industry. To continue with the cliches, it’s also fair to say there have been a few curved balls along the route. Industry experts gave us their views of the year just passed, with the good, the bad and the ugly.
    Crown casino

    Crown arrests to force marketing rethink?

    Beijing’s policies are once again creating waves across the Asian gambling scene and may force a rethink of how regional operators reach mainland Chinese customers.

    2016 – what comes next for Macau and the region?

    Asia Gaming Brief asked its advisors David Green, John English, Luis Mesquita de Melo, Andrew Klebanow and Steve Gallaway, to look ahead and share with us what they believe are the underlying currents for the Asian Gaming industry in 2016. Views may differ but the one common denominator is the shifting of the sands - something will have to give…An end to the IR “arms race," by David Green The strong will survive, by Steve GallawayEnough about the Millennials, by Andrew KlebanowMacau will continue the race to reinvent, by John EnglishThe “golden” gap for emerging jurisdictions,  by Luis Mesquita de Melo 
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