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Interblock promotes Michael Hu to President of Asia Pacific

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Luxury gaming manufacturer and electronic table game (ETG) market leader, Interblock, continues to pursue its aggressive global strategy and has promoted Michael Hu from Vice President of Asia to President of Asia Pacific. Michael will continue his responsibility for all P&L activities within the region. Michael has been an integral part of developing the Asia Pacific region for Interblock and...

Scientific Games brings Keno to a land down under

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Scientific Games has announced that it is collaborating with Tabcorp, an integrated gambling and entertainment leader in the Asia-Pacific region, to enhance Tabcorp’s Keno offering in pubs and clubs across Australia. Keno is a fun, easy game that is played approximately every three minutes. Players simply match their numbers to the numbers drawn for a chance to win over $1,000,000...

CPI showcases Easitrax Live in Macau

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CPI’s general sales manager for the Asia Pacific region, Edmond Tang, explains how the new Easitrax Live smart cashbox system can help operators maximise efficiency. Crane Payment Innovations (CPI) demonstrated its comprehensive range of currency validation and cash management solutions at G2E Asia 2018, including the new Easitrax Live smart cashbox system. “The show’s gone really well and we’ve seen a...

EGT announces distribution deal for Asian market

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Euro Games Technology and Channel Paradise Sdn. Bhd signed a distribution contract for the Asian region, focusing mainly on Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, Laos and Nepal.   The new partner of EGT is a Malaysian group of companies and has its roots dated back in 1970s and a workforce of more than 300 employees. It has already proven itself as a preferred...

Chinese government official heads up influential summit agenda at MGS Entertainment Show 2017

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The Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Association (MGEMA), the local association that has organised the show since its inception five years ago, has announced that Mr. Paulo Martins Chan, Director of Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, will be kicking off this year’s summit as the keynote speaker on 14 November, the first day of the MGS Summit.   The speaker lineup for...

Spintec promises longer gaming sessions with innovative electronic table games

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Slovenia-based Spintec offers both compact and amphitheatre electronic table games solutions with something to appeal to every operator, built around the company’s promise of longer gaming sessions.   Present in all six casino groups in Macau, where the company has held the majority share among all electronic roulette installations there for the past three years, Spintec continues to go from strength...

GLI a hit with Asia-Pacific audience ahead of AGE

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The world leader in gaming certification and testing, GLI, has confirmed its products have been a success with clients in the Asia-Pacific as the company prepares to discuss a wide variety of tools and services at the Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2017 next month.   Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has reported that regulators, suppliers and operators are experiencing great success in...

Continent 8 focuses partnerships on Philippines

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The international security services provider, Continent 8, has confirmed a number of strategic partnerships to deliver global network and cybersecurity services to the Philippines. Continent 8 Technologies’ latest key partnerships have been formed to enable the delivery of its globally respected services directly to businesses throughout the Philippines. According to Continent 8, the new partners approached them as they wished...

The Big Kahuna: Third phase of Ho Tram Strip project announced

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The third phase of the Kahuna Ho Tram Strip project is scheduled to start development during the fourth quarter of 2017, the Ho Tram Project Company (HTP) has announced.   The Kahuna Ho Tram Strip is a 244-key development located adjacent to the northside of The Grand and will feature a combination of 164 one and two bedroom condominiums, in addition...

Pagcor intervenes in SunCity casino takeover

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The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation has stepped into the fray between SunCity and Success Vine over the former's unlicenced activity at Sofitel Philippine Plaza.   Casino junket operator SunCity Group has drawn the ire of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) after its unauthorised takeover of a small casino at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza. According to reports in local media,...

Hitting the road: MGS aims to drive China’s ambitious Belt and Road Project to the industry

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The MGS Entertainment Show is gearing up for its fifth showing with new aspirations. With China’s Belt and Road Project at the centre of its offering, MGS is aiming to open up this ambitious commercial programme to the world’s gaming community.   Visitor registration for the MGS Entertainment Show, which will be taking place at the Venetian Macao on November 14-16...

Philippines casino market remains resilient amidst uncertainty

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Compared to its counterparts in Macau and Singapore, the Philippines casino industry would seem to be the underdog in Asia, however the strength of local demand and proxy gaming could help the country’s casino market ride out recent troubles, suggests gaming consultant Ben Lee.   The head coach of the Philippines national basketball team, Chot Reyes, is known for telling his...

Caesars has “full confidence” in Japan IR expansion

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In the run-up to the second edition of the Japan Gaming Congress at Tokyo’s Grand Hyatt this May, and with an expected six months before the first licences are issued, Mark Frissora, CEO of Caesars Entertainment, explains why the company is ideally placed to develop an IR in the region.   “This launch of integrated resorts in Japan offers a highly...

Pilling explores why grey matters in Asia

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Gaming in Asia’s largely unregulated markets can be volatile, but for Isle of Man-based gaming consultant, Lorien Pilling, the rewards of operating in this vast and voracious region can be more than compensatory.   The Asian continent is still many shades of grey for international gaming providers, yet revenue from the region is fast becoming a vital component on many a...

Ukiyo-e, Macau and the Asian casino industry

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As Macau revenues begin to pick up again, what will be the impact of the Japan market opening on the territory and the wider Southeast Asian casino industry?   There is a hidden meaning in Utagawa Hiroshige’s well-known Ukiyo-e piece, Asakusa Ricefields and Torinomachi Festival, from his series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo. In a salacious detail, the tenugui or Japanese...

MGEMA: Keeping a focus on growth, diversity and opportunity

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The Macau Gaming Equipment Machine Manufacturers Association represents a membership that arguably delivers the largest gaming revenues anywhere on the planet. Marking its fifth anniversary this summer, the association has made significant progress in its short life-span, but this year has seen a bolder direction on its agenda. With so much change on the Macau horizon, driven through both...

OfferCraft to launch Asian expansion at G2E

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The Las Vegas-based Software-as-a-Service company, OfferCraft, will make its first live demonstrations at the G2E Trade Show as part of its Asia expansion.   OfferCraft has confirmed it is expanding into Asia and will be commencing the expansion with presentations at the Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E) from May 16 to 18 at the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel at Stand 961. “We’re...

Japanese government begins work on second casino bill

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The global gaming business is abuzz about Japan’s upcoming casino legalisation, no small wonder considering that experts predict Japan could be the third biggest market globally, trailing behind the US and Macau.   Lawmakers passed a bill last December to legalise casinos, with the first sites predicted to open as soon as 2023. This April, the Japanese government has begun work...

Casinos resorts rising on Cambodia’s borders

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A Vietnamese firm is making good progress on its multi-million dollar casino resort project in Cambodia. Pressed close up to the border of Vietnam, the casino has high hopes of luring Vietnamese gamblers. The casino story, however, is not so positive on the country’s other border with Thailand.   Plans for Empire World City, Cambodia’s upcoming casino resort, currently being constructed...

G2E Asia projects record-breaking figures this May

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The Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia 2017 is on track to set all-time high marks across a variety of metrics when it takes place at the Venetian Macau this month.   The organisers of G2E Asia 2017 have projected record-breaking figures in terms of visitors, business meetings and first time exhibitors when it takes place from May 16-18 at the Venetian...

Sun Group’s Quang Ninh venue marks the dawn of Vietnam’s casino industry

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Quang Ninh’s local government has clarified that Sun Group are the sole developer with permission to build a new luxury resortentertainment complex and casino in Van Don Economic Zone. With the green light flashing, the company is now proceeding with infrastructure improvements which look set to make the region a hub for Chinese tourism.   The regional government of Quang Ninh...

Wynn Palace vs The Parisian: A tale of two recoveries

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Macau is certainly bouncing back yet analysts have been divided over which cohort is driving the recovery. A comparison of first quarters for Wynn Palace and Sands China is perhaps the clearest indication that VIPs are still doing the lion’s share of the leg work.   It seems the good news just won’t let up from China’s casino city-on-sea. Gaming yield...

Scientific Games to debut new content and systems at G2E Asia

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Scientific Games Corporation will showcase a number of its latest gaming experiences and solutions for the first time in Asia at G2E Asia May 16-18 at the Venetian Macao.   Scientific Games has confirmed it will exhibit its range of slot game content, proprietary table games, electronic table systems and casino-management systems solutions at this year’s G2E Asia in Macao. Scientific Games...

Tom Horn forecasts RNG revolution across Asia-Pacific ahead of G2E

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Ahead of Tom Horn Gaming’s return to G2E Asia in May, the company’s CEO, Ondrej Lapides, explores the growing trends in the Asian region and describes the company’s continued success at trade shows across the globe. Malta-based software provider, Tom Horn Gaming, has expanded into a number of key markets in recent years and as it prepares to showcase new...

Japan could provide the model for emerging gaming markets – argues BMM Testlabs’ John Rochester

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With the gaming industry tuned into the prospects of addressing Japan’s predicted $40bn gaming and hospitality sector, the forthcoming Japan Gaming Congress (May 10th – 11th, Grand Hyatt, Tokyo) has taken on huge significance. John Rochester, SVP Business Development Australia Asia Pacific, BMM Testlabs, looks ahead to the prestigious two-day educational forum, highlights how events such as the JgC...

Japan will bring creativity and innovation to world gaming

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Raymond Chan, Co-Founder and CEO of gaming technology company, TGG Interactive, believes the development of gaming in Japan and the consequent creation of a lucrative $40bn gaming and hospitality market, will add both innovation and creativity to the world gaming industry.   Sharing his analysis ahead of his appearance at the Japan Gaming Congress (10 – 11 May, Grand Hyatt, Tokyo),...

Aristocrat line up key debuts for Asian market at G2E

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Aristocrat has confirmed it will present a range of brand new game and cabinet creations at this year’s G2E Asia 2017 in the Venetian Macau (May 16 – 18).   At G2E Asia 2017, Aristocrat will showcase its newest game and cabinet creations, which the company claims have been created with one goal: to create innovative games and cabinets that help...

Asia-Pacific gaming industry heads to Sydney

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The 2016 edition of the Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) takes place at the Sydney Exhibition Centre on August 9-11, featuring many of the world’s leading OEMs and suppliers. AGE is the biggest event of its type in Australia, and this year more than 200 exhibitors will showcase their latest product and solutions across 17,000sq.m of space, including Ainsworth Game Technology,...

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