Monthly Archives: June 2017

The 13 still expected in 2017

Date

June 30, 2017

Author

Sheyla Zandonai

Source

Macau Business

Region


Subject

Macau

URL

http://macaubusiness.com/13-still-expected-2017/

The 13 Holdings Limited has disposed of 51.76 per cent of the total issued shares of Paul Y. Engineering Group Limited, a subsidiary of the company responsible for the construction of its flagship hotel in Cotai, The 13… struck for a total consideration of $38.42 million, ‘provides funding to finance the completion of the facilities and amenities of The 13 Hotel.

Macau Roosevelt holds very soft opening

Date

June 30, 2017

Author

Kelsey Wilhelm

Source

Macau Business

Region


Subject

Macau

URL

http://macaubusiness.com/macau-roosevelt-holds-soft-opening/

Macau Roosevelt unofficially opened yesterday, bringing 368 more rooms to the city’s supply and calling itself ‘Macau’s first true party palace and chic retreat’. The hotel, soon to house the Macau Jockey Club Casino pending government approval, looks out over the Macau Jockey Club’s horserace track and across to neighboring Hengqin Island, positioning itself as ‘the only 5-star lifestyle hotel in Macau’.

ATMs need face time before payout

Date

June 30, 2017

Author

none

Source

Macau Daily Times

Region


Subject

Macau

URL

http://macaudailytimes.com.mo/macau-atms-need-face-time-payout-follow-money.html

Chinese bettors withdrawing money from some ATMs in Macau need to do more than punch in their PIN code. They also have to stare into a camera for six seconds so facial-recognition software can verify their identity and help monitor transactions. Regulators in the world’s most lucrative gaming hub are deploying machines with “Minority Report”-style technology to keep tabs on capital outflows from China and watch for potential money laundering schemes.

Package tourists rose sharply in May

Date

June 30, 2017

Author

none

Source

Asia Gaming Brief

Region


Subject

Macau

URL

http://agbrief.com/news/indian-package-tourists-rose-sharply-may

The number of tourists travelling to Macau on package tours rose 20.7 percent year-on-year in May, reaching 681,000. Mainland visitors on package tours rose 18.9 percent year-on-year in the month, but interestingly, package tour visitors from India saw a sharp rise in the month, up 125.5 percent year-on-year… there were 107 hotels & guesthouses operating at the end of May 2017. The number of guest rooms increased by 13 percent year-on-year to 36,000, with 32 five-star hotels offering 22,000 rooms.

Resorts World Manila second floor to become non-gaming

Date

June 30, 2017

Author

none

Source

GGRAsia

Region


Subject

Philippines

URL

http://www.ggrasia.com/resorts-world-manila-second-floor-to-become-non-gaming/

The second floor of the Resorts World Manila casino resort in the Philippine capital will no longer be used for casino activities, confirmed the property’s operator, after resuming gaming operations on Thursday. “We are bringing back the gaming operations on the ground and third floors of our integrated resort,” stated Kingson Sian. “The second floor will no longer be used for casino operations and will be utilised for other non-gaming purposes instead.”

Universal Ent announces new board, no Okada

Date

June 30, 2017

Author

none

Source

Asia Gaming Brief

Region


Subject

Japan

URL

http://agbrief.com/news/universal-ent-announces-new-board-no-okada

Okada Manila parent company, Universal Entertainment Corp has announced elected a new board of directors on Thursday, and it appears the firm’s founder, Kazuo Okada is not on it… the company’s shareholders approved the new board at the 44th General Meeting of Shareholders, along with a “new executive officer system.”

Imperial Pacific’s Saipan casino to kick off in July

Date

June 30, 2017

Author

none

Source

Yogonet

Region


Subject

Marianas

URL

http://www.yogonet.com/international/2017/06/30/imperial-pacifics-saipan-casino-to-kick-off-in-july

After finally getting the green light from local regulators, the gaming facility would open before July 15. Imperial Pacific International Holdings (IPI) currently operates Best Sunshine Live- a temporary casino- in Saipan. The 140,000 sq ft gaming space will house 34 mass gaming tables, 198 slot machines, and 38 VIP gaming tables.

Crown’s Pain Is Investor Gain as China Trauma Spawns New Era

Date

June 30, 2017

Author

Ruth Liew/ Angus Whitley

Source

Bloomberg

Region


Subject

Australia

URL

http://www.cdcgamingreports.com/crowns-pain-is-investor-gain-as-china-trauma-spawns-new-era/

In just eight traumatic months, Crown Resorts Ltd.’s entire overseas strategy has unraveled. Investors haven’t had such a bad time. Some staff of the Australian casino operator in China were detained in October and this week convicted of illegally promoting gambling. Crown quit Macau, halted a Las Vegas project, scrapped a listing of offshore assets and closed most of its Asian offices. But the crisis also led to changes that sparked a bond and share rally at the company controlled by James Packer.

Yggdrasil makes its move in Georgia with Adjarabet deal

Date

June 30, 2017

Author

Luke Massey

Source

SBC News

Region


Subject

Georgia

URL

https://sbcnews.co.uk/igaming/2017/06/30/yggdrasil-georgia-adjarabet-deal/

Casino games provider Yggdrasil has continued to expand its global footprint after agreeing a deal with Adjarabet, the largest online operator in Georgia. The agreement will see Yggdrasil games made available in the jurisdiction for the first time, while Adjarabet will also gain access to BOOST™, Yggdrasil’s in-game promotional tools which enhance gamification via missions, tournaments and social sharing.