Macau casinos rebound to ‘less bad’ in Q1

April 30, 2016

A rally in some casino share prices aside, Macau’s detailed first quarter revenue report provides a reality check for a market that’s “less bad” in the eyes of some analysts, but barely recovering.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

US Pacific Casino Plays Donald Trump Card

April 23, 2016

On US Pacific island Saipan, Best Sunshine CEO Mark Brown plays his Donald Trump card in a US$7.1 billion casino gamble.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

Bank heist bares Philippine money law flaws

April 16, 2016

Unauthorized transfers from Bank of Bangladesh sent US$81 million in illegal funds to Philippine banks and casinos, attracted by lax anti-money laundering laws.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

No winners in war of Wynns

April 15, 2016

Dueling lawsuits targeting Steve Wynn and Wynn Resorts from his ex-wife Elaine Wynn and ousted vice chairman Kazuo Okada toss dirt on all.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

Macau March casino take dashes optimism

April 13, 2016

After February numbers prompted an outbreak of optimism, Macau casino revenue fell for a 22nd consecutive month in March, and dark clouds swirled anew.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

Vladivostok brings Russia to Asian gaming party

March 31, 2016

Lawrence Ho-controlled Summit Ascent has announced first results from its Vladivostok casino, targeting gamblers from China, South Korea and Japan.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

Korea bets on Native American Mohegan Sun

March 26, 2016

Native American tribal gaming group Mohegan Sun has won a casino license in Incheon at South Korea’s gateway airport. But the outlook for integrated resorts in South Korea has turned cloudy amid falling gaming revenue from China.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

Cruise ships, casino resorts on collision course

March 17, 2016

Casino ships sailing to nowhere have been niche players for decades, but now international cruises lines are giving Asian leisure travelers new options with gaming just as Macau is eyeing that same burgeoning market.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

Sands trial to air Macau’s dirty laundry

March 15, 2016

Ousted Sands China president Steve Jacobs wrongful termination suit against parent company Las Vegas Sands and its founder Sheldon Adelson in Las Vegas promises to be Macau’s trial of the century, putting casino companies there under unprecedented scrutiny.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

More Chinese New Year visitors, still less Macau casino revenue

March 9, 2016

In February, casino revenue fell in Macau for the 21st consecutive month from the previous year, even though visitor arrivals rose during the Chinese New Year holiday period.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.


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