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Concessionaires reprieve as Macau announces 13- year licences to six operators

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New regulations, criminal investigations and greater oversight in casino management from Beijing are all prices worth paying for Macau’s big six concessionnaires - as long as they can win back one of six new licences to operate in the enclave until 2035.

Asian gaming markets resume restrictions amid covid comeback

Asian Gaming markets resume restrictions amid covid comeback
Having returned to something-like-normal before the western world, many Asian gaming markets are now reintroducing travel restrictions as covid cases begin to rise again

Geopolitical tensions see economic loyalty package for Macau

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A new economic programme to mark the 20th anniversary of Chinese rule in Macau has lifted struggling casino stocks in the former Portuguese colony..

Online woes dominate Asia gaming shows

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Speaking at a heavily oversubscribed 2019 MGS Entertainment Show in November, Paulo Martins Chan, director of Macau’s gaming regulator, said he was doing..

Wynn withdraws $7bn Crown bid, for now

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Premature leaks moved Wynn to retract its $7bn bid for Crown, but with both firms keen to move on from their former dynasties, analysts and shareholders..

Nominations open for G2E Asia Awards

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The American Gaming Association and Reed Exhibitions, organisers of G2E Asia, and leading B2B Asian gaming industry media brand Inside Asian Gaming are pleased to announce that the nomination period for the 2019 G2E Asia Awards has opened.

Global Gaming Expo Asia gears up for 2019 with expanded offerings across a Bi-level Exhibition Space

Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia, the leading Asian trade event and the largest regional sourcing platform for global gaming and entertainment products, will be returning to Macau from 21-23 May 2019 at The Venetian Macao. G2E Asia debuted in 2007 and is globally…

China First: a ‘huge potential risk’

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With both its land-based and online sectors dominated by foreign firms, local analysts warn of the dwindling number of reasons China has for allowing the status quo to continue...

New UnionPay restrictions raise concern in Macau

The removal of UnionPay point-of-sale machines in pawnshops and jewellery shops based inside and close-by Macau casino premises could signal a change in government policy, with analysts discussing the potential effects on the premium mass segment.

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, Irina Rusimova, says finding partners in Asia business development manager…

UltraPlay wins best B2B Digital Product Solution at G2E Asia awards

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Advanced betting solutions provider UltraPlay has been recognised by the industry at G2E Asia Awards for its eSports betting feed winning the Best B2B Digital Product Solution Award. The Award's ceremony was held during G2E Asia, on May 15th, at MGM Grand Macau. Mario Ovcharov, CEO of UltraPlay said: "It is very satisfying to see our strategy for providing...

G2E Asia prepares for big closing day

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Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia, the marketplace for the Asian gaming and entertainment industry, officially kicked off its 12th edition today at The Venetian Macao. The Opening Ceremony saw top-tier representatives from business, government

SG Digital to makes its first appearance at G2E Asia in Macau

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Scientific Games' SG Digital makes its first appearance at G2E Asia as a unified division of Scientific Games. The firm aims to bring together some of the most established and successful brands in iGaming, sports betting and iLottery. Offerings will be showcased…

EGT Interactive to participate in Global Gaming Expo G2E Asia

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EGT Interactive is looking towards Asia and its immense gaming market following a productive last few months marked by a growth in business, clients, portfolio and employees. A spokesperson for the company said: “We are extremely excited to announce…

A worthy opponent? Hainan Island could rival Macau in Chinese market

Chinese territory Hainan Island could see online gaming, lottery or sports betting legalised in a bid by President Xi Jinping to increase tourism.   The Island, known as China’s Hawaii, may be chosen to host the activities according to reports following a 2 February address in Beijing by Foreign Minister Wang Yi on “presenting Hainan province”. Macau, currently China’s only legal gambling...

Comment: Could US sports betting spur Asian casinos to up their game?

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“The industry has to constantly evolve and provide our customers with new products,” said the AGA’s Geoff Freeman back in 2016. Then, as now, sports betting was seen as a major opportunity to do so.   “It’s likely an opportunity in other markets as well,” he added. “I know it is something Macau casinos would like.” Speaking in the midst of Macau’s...

G2E Asia 2017 wins Brand Exhibition Award

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  The G2E Asia has won the Brand Exhibition Award for the second year in a row.   The AGA and Reed Exhibitions, who presented and organised the renowned industry exhibition, respectively, will receive the honour at the Macau Convention and Exhibition Commendation Awards, taking place on 12 December. “It is such an honor to once again receive the Brand Exhibition Award,”...

Macau looks to the future as the MGS Entertainment Show begins

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  The 2017 MGS Entertainment Show and Summit kicked off yesterday with its opening ceremony at The Venetian Macao.   In delivering the welcome speech, MGS organiser Jay Chun, chairman of the Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Association (MGEMA), greeted more than 300 guests in attendance, including top government officials, executives of the Macau gaming operators, guests from major companies participating in this...

Global Gaming Expo Asia 2018 gets set for industry heavyweights

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  Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia  will be returning to Macau, the heart of Asian gaming, from 15-17 May 2018 at The Venetian Macao.   Presented by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and organised by Reed Exhibitions, the three-day exhibition will showcase the latest technology, services and products for casinos integrated resorts. G2E Asia also provides an optimal atmosphere to network, conduct...

MGS Entertainment Show to feature Smart City theme

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As MGEMA chairman Jay Chun emphasised in his June interview for the Macau Daily Times, the 2017 MGS Entertainment Show is focused on creative ways to enhance the gaming experience. With new gaming markets in Southeast Asia, Japan and Brazil, it is critical for gaming companies to embrace new technologies in order to stay competitive.   Major innovations in robotics and...

Robot Chores: Shenzhen android to serve guests at MGS Entertainment Show

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Weighing in at 100kg and measuring 145 cm, the new customer service-oriented robot named Sanbot King Kong will be greeting guests at the Qihan Technology Co., LTD booth at this year’s MGS Entertainment Show.   His impressive physique and automatically-adjusting centre of gravity allow him to carry an impressive 75 kg of freight, and the brackets on the front of King...

Chinese government official heads up MGS summit

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The Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Association (MGEMA), the local association that has organised the show since its inception five years ago, has announced that Mr. Paulo Martins Chan, Director of Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, will be kicking off this year’s summit as the keynote speaker on 14 November, the first day of the MGS Summit.   The speaker lineup for...

iSoftBet announces attendance at three shows

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Leading online and mobile casino content provider iSoftBet has a full conference schedule to round off the year, and will set up shop at three of the industry’s largest events over the next two months.   The supplier will be exhibiting at EiG Berlin (30 October-1 November), the Macau Gaming Show (14-16 November) (pictured), and SiGMA (22-25 November), with its senior...

Leading tech companies heading to Macau for MGS Entertainment Show

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Tech innovators are turning to the MGS Entertainment Show, held on 14-16 November at The Venetian Macau, to promote their products to a broad audience of industry professionals and consumers.   The MGS bills itself as a broad-based gaming, entertainment and leisure tradeshow and seeks to attract established suppliers to the gaming industry as well as trail blazers in the new...

Betsoft Gaming looks to Asian markets with HDFBET deal

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  Betsoft Gaming has formed a partnership with new Asian-facing operator HDFBET, in a bid to take on the Chinese, Singaporean and Malaysian markets.     Under the terms of the partnership, HDFBET will be taking on Betsoft’s full suite of iGaming entertainment, including the renowned Slots3™ collection of true 3D video slots as well as classic table games to serve to...

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 - - 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 for the Asian market. The company has successfully positioned itself...

Smart City, Smart Economy: MGS Summit confirms agenda

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This year’s MGS Summit, titled Smart City, Smart Economy, is set to examine how new innovations in gaming can provide impetus for Belt and Road journey.   The MGS Entertainment Show, which is backed jointly by the Macau SAR Government and the largest 150 gaming and entertainment companies in Asia, will challenge conventional thinking in the agenda for its annual summit...

Hong Kong to host first E-Sports and music festival

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The all new “ICBC (Asia) e-Sports & Music Festival Hong Kong” featuring E-sports, music and food will come to the Hong Kong Coliseum from 4-6 August.   Hong Kong will host its first ever e-sports and music festival across three days this August. The event will feature 20 former professional “League of Legends” players, including world championship winners competing in the world’s...

MGS launches subsidy scheme for 2017 show visitors

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The MGS Entertainment Show has unveiled its ‘Qualified Buyers’ scheme in conjunction with the Macau SAR Government offering travel subsidies for international visitors.   The MGS Entertainment Show, one of the gaming industry’s fastest growing trade events, has joined with the Macau SAR Government to launch an official visitor subsidy scheme for international buyers and business partners coming to this year's...

G2E Asia 2017 breaks records across the board

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This year’s G2E Asia exhibition and summit has been reported as the largest edition in the show’s history setting new records across several key areas.   G2E Asia 2017, which took place at the Venetian Macau in May, has confirmed this year’s edition of the show resulted in a number of achievements for the show. Firstly, the show spanned 28,000 sqm of...