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Macau’s Gambling King Leaves Behind Leadership Questions

The death this week of Stanley Ho, the towering figure of the gambling industry in Macau, produced global headlines, and for good reason: He...

Mass Market Casino Revenues Eclipsing VIP

VIP as a percentage of casino revenues in Macau is expected to go down to as low as 34% by 2022 as the mass market becomes more dominant, according to estimates from Bernstein Research analysts.

Melco Reports 16% Gain in July-September 2019 Period

Melco Resorts & Entertainment reported a 16% gain in the July-September 2019 period helped by a strong performance at City of Dreams Macau and record results in the mass market and slots segments.

MGM China Gains 22% on Cotai Growth in July-September 2019 Period

The addition of 25 new-to-market VIP tables at MGM Cotai helped to spur revenue growth at MGM China, though the mass market is seen as the prime growth opportunity going forward.

SJM Holdings Misses Estimates in July-September 2019 Period

SJM Holdings reported lower-than-expected EBITDA in the July-September 2019 period as VIP gross gambling revenue tumbled 43% in the quarter.

Sega Sammy Creation Installs First Slots in Macau

Sega Sammy Creation has announced the installation of its first slot titles in Macau, and says it is optimistic about the future of its slot games in the Asian market.

Evan Winkler Appointed President of Melco Resorts

Melco Resorts & Entertainment has appointed Evan Winkler to the newly-created position of company president with effect from September 4.

Galaxy Earnings Flat But Tops Forecasts for April-June 2019 Period

Galaxy Entertainment posted flat adjusted EBITDA for the April-June 2019 period, as well as lower revenue, but the results nevertheless topped analysts’ forecasts, helped by higher hold.

Lisboa Palace Opening Delayed Again as SJM Gaming Revenue Falls

SJM Holdings is being buffeted by bad news as it has once again pushed back the completion date of its Grand Lisboa Palace resort at Cotai and reported a small decline in gaming revenue in the January-June 2019 period.

Lawrence Ho Upbeat on Japan as Melco Posts Strong Revenue Growth

Speaking on an earnings call for the April-June 2019 period, Melco Resorts & Entertainment Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho remained upbeat about his firm's prospects in Japan.

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Wakayama Seminar Draws In the Business Community

The Wakayama IR Business Connect Seminar was held on the late afternoon of the 19th and was successful in drawing interest from a large cross-section of the local business community, as well as domestic and international media.

Carl Icahn Gains Three Seats on Caesars’ Board of Directors

Caesars Entertainment agreed last week to allow investor Carl Icahn to appoint three directors to its company board, indicating that a substantial change of policy direction is in the offing as Mark Frissora steps down at the end of April.

Analysts Less Optimistic Than Operators About Japan

Investment analysts are far less optimistic about the prospects for the casino market in Japan than the operators who are pushing hard for a license, warning that returns and gross gambling revenue may fall far short of high expectations.

Hokkaido Gambling Addiction Council Holds Nation’s First Meeting

The Hokkaido Gambling Addiction Countermeasure Promotion Council held its first meeting last Thursday at the prefectural government office, with topics such as the procedures for status checks on gambling addiction in the prefecture discussed among council leaders.

Problem Gambling Hotline Receives 503 Calls in February

In the month of February, the Recovery Support Network (RSN), a pachinko addiction helpline headed by Naoyuki Nishimura, received a total of 503 calls to its hotline, 41 cases more than in the previous month.