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Morpheus boosts Melco’s Q2 results

Melco Resorts & Entertainment said its Q2 revenue rose 17 percent, helped by the opening of its Morpheus hotel in June last year and higher hold rates, though performance at its City of Dreams Manila property weakened on increased competition.
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Content is king in Asia’s slots market

New ways of delivering a constant stream of leading slots content, both online and off, are helping supercharge a product vertical that has previously...

Stepping up the pace

GameCo LLC, creator of the world’s first Video Game Gambling Machine, will showcase a key innovation whereby their games can achieve a similar pace of play as traditional slot machines, providing an increased level of Coin-In as well as a much greater degree of player engagement.

Alphaslot tokens aim to connect online/offline worlds

Online and land-based convergence, blockchain, and disruptive technologies are buzz words frequently deployed to describe the next best thing in gaming, though to date there are few practical examples of companies successfully challenging the existing order.

Yggdrasil to supply slots to Genting U.K.

Yggdrasil has reached an accord to provide its full slot game catalogue, including the popular Vikings game, to Genting U.K., a unit of Malaysia’s Genting Group.

Standard slot machines fading out, AGE panel predicts

The standard slot machine maybe a product of the past, with the future gaming floor likely to involve more convergence with the online world, senior gaming machine executives told a panel at the Australasian Gaming Expo in Sydney.

SA Gaming introduces “Double Happiness” slot

As the Chinese proverb goes “good things come in pairs”, SA Gaming has brought to you a new slot game “Double Happiness”, which brings you luck and doubles your winnings.

Second illegal casino bust in Kabukicho nets arrest of 28 people

Tokyo police have announced the bust of a second illegal casino operation in Kabukicho, this time a significantly larger operation involving two shops supplied...

Sega Sammy installs Baccarat EGM at MGM Cotai

Sega Sammy Creation said its Baccarat Maximum Fortune standalone gaming machine has been installed at the MGM Cotai as part of a planned rollout in Macau and across Asia.

Are slots finally gaining a foothold in Macau?

Slot machines have long been a secondary attraction to table games in Macau’s casinos, but a combination of product innovation and evolving customer preferences suggest they are a growing influence on operator revenue.

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Lower spending tourism dominating in Macau: Bernstein

Macau's gross gambling revenue in the week to May 23 was up 12 percent from the prior week, but was still 6 percent lower than April, with the lower end tourism market comprising the majority of arrivals, according to Bernstein Research.

Interblock eyes convergence as market challenges persist

Interblock says it’s still seeing challenging times across Asia, with the ongoing travel restrictions forcing jurisdictions to extract as much value as possible from local markets. The company welcomes the Philippines’ lead in allowing local IRs to begin accepting online bets and says this may be a new area of opportunity. 

Vietnam mulls plans to open Phu Quoc to vaccinated tourist

The Vietnamese government is studying ways to open up Phu Quoc island to fully vaccinated travellers as a first step in reviving international travel. 

HK police arrest 23 in multi-million dollar gambling bust

Hong Kong police have arrested 18 people in a bust on a triad-controlled bookmaking syndicate that took in more than HK$3.4 billion ($438 million) in illegal bets on horse racing and football in the first four months of this year.
Macau, tourism, stimulus package

Macau latest week GGR down 24% from prior: Bernstein

Macau's gross gambling revenue in the second week of June was down 24 percent from the prior week and off 51 percent from May due to ongoing restrictions in neighbouring Guangdong on new Covid outbreaks, according to Bernstein Research.