Don Carducci, Equity Research Senior Analyst for J.P.Morgan Australia shares his insights with Asia Gaming Brief asia editor Felix Ng discussing the impact this year has had on Australia’s operators and gaming suppliers, but more importantly, how suppliers have been adapting to the new normal, including the adoption of new models, diversification and new markets.
For this edition of our magazine, we focus on Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines. The country’s casino industry has been among the hardest hit in Asia, with the integrated resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City having remained mostly closed to the general public since the beginning of the crisis last year.
The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.