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Asia Round-Up: Donaco wins casino lease case; Grand Korea Leisure sees strong May results

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In Cambodia, a court has prevented Donaco’s former partners in Star Vegas from terminating the casino’s 50-year land lease. In a filing to the Australian Securities Exchange, Donaco stated that the Banteay Meanchey Court of First Instance had granted an injunction preventing, Lee Hoe Property Co -owned by shareholders Somboon Sukcharoenkraisri, Techatut Sukcharoenkraisri and Bhuvasith Chaiarunrojh - from ending the...

EGT Interactive: Fostering strong relationships in Asia

Resolved to stake its claim of Asian markets, EGT Interactive makes its debut at G2E in Macau. With a network of land-based connections to leverage, and a flare for the personal touch, business development manager Irina Rusimova, says finding partners in Asia is not a question of if, but how many. iGAMING TIMES: Why is it important for EGT Interactive...

G+D Currency Technology highlights banknote processing solutions in Macau

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G+D Currency Technology returned to G2E Asia this year to demonstrate its range of banknote processing systems, having already established a significant position in the Macau market, as well as further afield. “G2E Asia has been a very good show for us and we’ve met with both new and existing customers,” said sales director Mila Leung. “In Macau, we're already working...

G2E Asia ‘extraordinary success’ for Abbiati Casino Equipment

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Italian live gaming supplier, Abbiati Casino Equipment, has said this year’s G2E Asia show was an “extraordinary success for the company”, having presented its most recent products and technologies. “Asia is an extremely vibrant market for us and is strategically very important as our business continue to expand and develop. The G2E Asia show provides us with a unique opportunity...

Dallmeier debuts Smart Casino Solutions in Asia

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Dallmeier reported that its new Smart Casino Solutions were “extremely well-received” by visitors, during their launch at G2E Asia. “In recent years we have worked diligently and invested heavily in Research and Development, aiming to create innovative flexible solutions for the gaming industry as a whole, delivering comprehensive real-time hands on results,” said Konrad Hechtbauer, Project and Application Development director...

TCSJOHNHUXLEY premiers new bonusing system in Asia

For G2E Asia 2018, TCSJOHNHUXLEY presented the new Bonusing Rewards module for its Gaming Floor Live platform, and with new additions to its e-FX display range. TCSJOHNHUXLEY debuted the newest module for its Gaming Floor Live platform along with new additions to its e-FX display range at G2E Asia. The introduction of GFL Bonusing Rewards unlocks the potential of progressive mystery...

Betsoft Gaming wins prestigious B2B Platform Award at G2E Asia 2018

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Betsoft Gaming’s suite of content and support systems was named Best B2B Digital Platform and Software Solution at G2E Asia 2018. This year’s G2E Asia event ran in Macao, from 15 - 17 May, and competition was fierce – on the expo floor as well as in the prestigious category in which Betsoft emerged as winners. A major fixture on...

DRGT receives positive reception in Asia

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DRGT's Head of Global Marketing, Duncan Pollock, explains that the company saw significant interest in its systems solutions and slots and tables jackpot technology during its second showing at G2E Asia. International Casino Review: What did DR Gaming Technology hope to gain from attending G2E Asia? Duncan Pollock: Our attendance at G2E Asia was driven by the fact that as a...

Vela Gaming and the Asian gaming industry

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When the mobile technology boom of recent years started to revolutionise the gaming industry, Vela Gaming was launched, to be at the forefront of this mobile development and invite a new generation of gamers to explore the heart of iGaming...

Korea’s casinos rebound on the back of rise in visitors from Japan

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Recent figures from the Korea Casino Association indicate that the country’s 16 foreigner-only casinos are returning back to growth in the wake of the political tensions between China and South Korea in 2017. However, this rise was primarily driven by an uptick in visitors from elsewhere in Asia. While Chinese visitation continued to fall due with declines of 3.2 percent in...

Top dignitaries and industry leaders kick off G2E Asia

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Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia, the marketplace for the Asian gaming and entertainment industry, at The Venetian Macao, is preparing for a successful closing day. The event's Opening Ceremony saw top-tier representatives from business, government and the diplomatic community, and the show has continued with its busy programme as it heads into its closing day. Mr. Lawrence Ho, chairman and CEO...

Zitro prepares to launch “Blazing Pearls” LAP in Asia

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Zitro has announced it is to launch the "Blazing Pearls" LAP in Asia. Nadège Teyssedre, regional sales manager for EMEA and Asia, said that "although players from different parts of the world may like different gaming experiences, it happens, sometimes, that a manufacturer launches one of those products that succeeds in any latitude.” The manufacturer said that its products “mark a...

Scientific Games to showcase ‘world’s best gaming experience’ at G2E Asia in Macau

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Scientific Games Corporation (SG Gaming) is to showcase its offerings at the Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia) 15-17 May at the Venetian Macao. The firm aim to highlight new and innovative slot game content, proprietary table games and utilities, electronic table systems, casino-management systems solutions and its new digital and global leading sports betting products — all designed to...

Gamesman to continue strong start to 2018 at G2E Asia

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Gamesman, the London-based gaming equipment and systems manufacturer part of the Esterline Corporation, will be making its annual appearance at G2E Asia, an event which it has supported since the Macau based show was launched in 2007.   Described by Sales Director, Martin Rigby as “a hugely influential exhibition for gaming in the entire Asia-Pacific region”, Gamesman go to G2E Asia...

A well-tailored suit: Abbiati talks his approach to Asia

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In the run-up to G2E Asia, we caught up with Giorgio Abbiati, CEO of Abbiati casino equipment. International Casino Review: How important is attending G2E Asia for your company, for how many years have you attended the show? Giorgio Abbiati: G2E is one of the most relevant and one of the biggest exhibitions in the Asia region and for this reason...

Casino Technology to make big reveals for Asia

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Ahead of some huge product launches from Casino Technology for Asia, we caught up with Rossi McKee, vice-president.   International Casino Review: Which of your products or solutions are developed for the Asian market? Rossi McKee: As the Asian market is quite specific in terms of customers preferences and expectations, Casino Technology has developed tailored solutions, designed especially for the region. We...

Tenth annual iGaming Asia Congress concludes

The longest running dedicated C-level iGaming event in Asia concluded successfully last week.   Over a hundred C-level executives from the regional and global iGaming industry gathered at the 10th Annual iGaming Asia Congress to have a first-hand look at the latest development in Asia. Sue Schneider, editor in chief of the Gaming Law Review delivered the first keynote on “What...

Interblock debuts table games in Korea at Golden Crown Casino Daegu

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Interblock has placed its first electronic table games in South Korea at Golden Crown Casino Daegu.   The installation is composed of a thirty-seat Stadium offering two live baccarat games and one automated roulette that provides players the opportunity to play up to three games simultaneously. “We are very proud to bring our first electronic table games to Korea with our unique...

North Korea resumes construction of Ryugyong Hotel

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Recent satellite pictures showing several construction trucks and tourist photographs of cranes around the Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang suggest work may have re-started on the development.   The 105-storey structure was conceived 30 years ago by Kim Jong-un’s grandfather, Kim Il-Sung. Work started in 1987, with the plan being to finish the 330m pyramid in 1989. Boasting a casino, nightclubs and other entertainment...

Spintec consolidates Macau position and forges ahead with Asian expansion

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Speaking at MGS, Spintec’s Regional Sales Manager Primoz Krsevan outlined the company’s new releases for the local market, as well as the progress of the company’s developments further afield.   Slovenian-based casino supplier Spintec returned to MGS this year, demonstrating its portfolio of ETG innovations, including the Karma line, already established as a Macau staple, and the company’s new Aura multi-game...

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...

Mohegan Gaming hold off on South Korea casino ceremony

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  Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment’s chairman Kevin Brown has confirmed that the planned mid-November groundbreaking ceremony of the $1.6bn first phase of the company’s Inspire integrated resort in Incheon was “not happening” and that the company was “retargeting for next spring”.   Despite this, Brown stated that political uncertainty was not to blame for the company’s decision to delay the groundbreaking on...

BMM Testlabs receives licence to certify online products in Philippines

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BMM Testlabs has been officially licensed by PAGCOR to evaluate, test and certify online gaming systems and games for Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) licensees.   BMM's executive vice-president and general manager Australia, Asia Pacific and South Africa, Kirk White said: "It's a privilege to be licensed again by PAGCOR. We are already licensed by PAGCOR to provide compliance testing and...

Melco building up in Japan

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  Despite the non-existent casino industry, the Asian casino operator, Melco Resorts and Entertainment, has been making movements to build their influence in Japan.   Appointing Ako Shiraogawa as the president of their Japan branch, the company has also opened up two new offices, one in Tokyo and one in Osaka. With this increased effort in integrating into Japan’s business and tourism sectors,...

Genting dreaming big with new high-end luxury liner

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  Genting Cruise Lines has announced the official river conveyance of its ocean liner, World Dream, the newest ship for the Dream Cruises fleet.   The 151,000 ton liner - the sister vessel of Genting Dream which launched last November - will add significant competition to Asia’s casino market. The 18-storey vessel was released from the shipyard in Germany in late August, from...

South Korea’s casino industry hit by strained relations with China

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  In the face of deteriorating relations with China, what will the impact be on South Korea’s casino industry? Casino Review casts a furtive glance to the future.   Following the sad news of K-pop girl band Sistar’s disbandment this June, K-pop idol Soyou has released a cover version of Choi Sung Won’s 1988 hit, The Blue Night of Jeju Island. She’s not...

Silver Heritage pushes ahead with Tiger Palace opening

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  Australian-listed casino operator Silver Heritage Group held a soft opening for the hotel portion of its Tiger Palace Resort Bhairahawa in Nepal, with the casino opening set to follow in roughly six weeks.   “The development of Tiger Palace continues ahead of schedule and within the revised budgeted cost of $51.8m, and the first paying hotel guests are booked in for...

UltraPlay signs distribution deal with China’s SunLoto

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Online betting solutions provider UltraPlay has agreed on a partnership deal to provide its eSports match predicting system - ODDS.gg - to SunLoto, a licensed operator of the Chinese Welfare and Sports Lottery.   SunLoto, one of the largest lottery service providers in China, will become a reseller of UltraPlay’s ODDS.gg for the Asian market. The company has successfully positioned itself as a leading...

Cambodia could legalise local play in new gaming bill

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A gaming law that would regulate Cambodia’s casino sector is to be presented in draft form to the country’s cabinet before the end of this month.   Casinos in Cambodia may soon be allowed to admit local residents as similar moves in neighbouring countries put pressure on the government to follow suit. Ros Phearun, a senior official of that country’s Ministry of Economy...

EveryMatrix appoints Johan Westberg as head of sales in Asia

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EveryMatrix has appointed Johan Westberg as head of sales in Asia.   As part of his role, Westberg will be responsible of driving new business opportunities in the region as well as developing existing relationships with clients and partners. “We are excited to welcome Johan into the EveryMatrix family,” Ebbe Groes, EveryMatrix CEO, said. “Our company is always interested in reaching new markets to...

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