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Stability the Watchword for Macau Re-tendering Process

As Macau moves toward its 2022 re-tendering process for its six IR concessionaires, "stability" will likely the watchword for the government policy, according to the analysis of Glenn McCartney, associate professor of international IR management at the University of Macau.

Gaming Industry Legends Inducted to Hall of Fame

Two industry legends were inducted into the Asian Hall of Fame at the Asia Gaming Tree reunion dinner on Wednesday.

Daisy Ho: Greater Bay Area Initiative Opportunity for Macau

SJM Holdings Chair and Executive Director Daisy Ho gave the opening address at the G2E Asia gaming show on Tuesday, predicting a bright future for Macau as an integral part of China’s Greater Bay Area plan.

VIP Segment Weighs on Galaxy Finances in January-March 2019 Period

Galaxy Entertainment saw its results weighed down by a challenging VIP segment in the January-March 2019 period, with the high-roller focused segment falling 25% year-on-year.

G2E Asia Releases Schedule for 2019 Conference Program

Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia has released the schedule for the G2E Asia 2019 Conference Program taking place May 21 to 23 at The Venetian Macao.

SJM Profits Rise 16.5% in January-March 2019 Period

SJM Holdings said its January-March 2019 period profit rose 16.5% over the prior year to HK$850 million (about US$108 million), driven by mass market revenue.

Melco Deploys Facial Recognition Technologies with Eye on Japan

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho has revealed that his company is now making widespread use of facial recognition technology as part of its responsible gaming efforts. The system is meant to ensure that those people who should be excluded from the casino floor are in fact being denied entry.

Melco Pledges to Become 100% Carbon Neutral by 2030

Melco Resorts & Entertainment has announced the implementation of a new sustainability strategy called “Above and Beyond” across its properties, which includes a pledge to become 100% carbon neutral by 2030.

Morgan Stanley Optimistic on Macau IR Market

Analysts at Morgan Stanley expressed optimism for Macau’s gaming industry over the medium term, with expectations of a market cap doubling by the end of 2022, driven by improving infrastructure and other factors.

MGM China Eliminates All Single-Use Plastic

MGM China has announced that it has now eliminated all single-use plastic both in its takeaway packaging at its shops as well as at all of its restaurants at its Macau IRs.

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Privacy Important Issue When Policing Casino Worker Entry Ban

Privacy will be a significant hurdle to overcome for operators in enforcing the new casino worker entry ban, says MGM CEO Grant Bowie, TDM News reports.

Global Casinos Not Attracting Japan Tourists

Asia’s glitzy IRs and casinos around the world are not attracting large numbers of Japanese tourists, despite their propensity to gamble in pachinko parlors at home, operators on a panel at the World Gaming Executive Summit in Barcelona said.

The Road Ahead for Japanese IRs

With the passage of the IR Implementation Act on Friday evening, attention will soon begin to turn to the steps ahead.

Cafe de Paris Opens in Galaxy Macau

Galaxy Entertainment is building on its relationship with Monaco casino company Societe des Bains de Mer to bring a French bistro brand to its Galaxy Macau resort, building on Macau’s culinary repertoire.

Tourism Dramatically Expanding to Nagasaki’s Goto Islands

The Goto Islands in Nagasaki Prefecture are witnessing a dramatic growth in tourist numbers this year as travel agencies put a new focus on tourism to remote Japanese islands.