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  • Love me (public) tender

    By Casino International on April 1, 2018
    The extension of the six contracts - a kind of public tender to ‘renew’ the current six operators (with or without additional economic costs) - and the pure public tender, open to all. The cards are on the table, with all to play for.
  • Anticipation for Japan Gaming Congress grows as Operators increase their presence

    By Casino International on March 21, 2018
    The 2017 edition of JgC was the largest event of its type held in Japan, attracting delegates from both local and international markets. Clarion Gaming has confirmed increased support for the event in 2018 with major sponsors including Galaxy Entertainment, Melco Resorts Entertainment, MGM Resorts, SJM Holdings Macau, Transact, JCM Global, Hard Rock, Caesars Entertainment, Clairvest, Konami and more. Caesars […]
  • The numbers of the nine COTAI resorts. Doing the numbers!

    By Casino International on March 1, 2018
    MGM COTAI is not only the smallest of the existing integrated resorts in Macau, it was also one of the most time-consuming to build. Very different from Venetian Macao which was the fastest and biggest!
  • “Sicbo Bonus Jackpot Maximum Fortune” has been installed at MGM Cotai

    By Casino International on February 27, 2018
    SEGA SAMMY  have announced that their electronic gaming machine “SICBO BONUS JACKPOT MAXIMUM FORTUNE” has been installed at MGM COTAI.
  • Jeju – the new Singapore

    By Casino International on October 1, 2017
    Jeju will be as big as Singapore in terms of Gross Gaming Revenue, predicts Lawrence Teo. The Chief Operations Officer and Vice President of Dream Tower, the tallest Integrated Resort under construction on the Korean destination island, explains to Macau Business why Lotte Tour decided to enter the casino business and create a landmark. All bets are on making the casino resort the crown of the tourism jewel the company has been dominating for four decades.
  • The spectre of pacapio

    By Casino International on September 1, 2017
    1847-2017: it has been 170 years since gambling was legalised in Macau. But it has not been easy to pin down the right date...
  • Gross gaming revenues: up, up and away

    By Casino International on August 1, 2017
    Gross gaming revenues in July rocketed 29.2 per cent year-on-year to reach MOP22.96 billion, the highest yearly increase since February 2014
  • Continuing the climb

    By Casino International on August 1, 2017
    The 25.9 per cent uptick in gross gaming revenues came in below some expectations, but third quarter and full year results are estimating double digit growth
  • “Japan is our priority now”

    By Casino International on July 1, 2017
    To Lawrence Ho there’s now just one investment priority: Japan. Spain can wait. City of Dreams Manila is finally performing well, thus the Melco Resorts CEO is happy – and reveals to Macau Business in an exclusive interview that he might go for local casinos if Pagcor is really interested in selling. But only if he can redevelop the site. Mr. Ho is thinking of adding another plane to his fleet – and remains confident Melco will continue to hold a licence in Macau, declaring: “Of the six, we have been the best corporate citizen”
  • Competition colours concession talk

    By Casino International on June 1, 2017
    With the gaming renewal process in Macau looming some demand a reduction in gaming taxes while others suggest otherwise. The government has yet to make a decision...