Macau can crow as year of rooster dawns

February 7, 2017

Casino operators in Macau are seeing mass market and high roller revenue growing, making for a happy new year. But only one of those market segments is a good bet in the long run.

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.

‘Better world’ wins Macau mogul Lui’s jackpot

February 1, 2017

Endowed by Galaxy Entertainment Group’s chairman, the Lui Che Woo Prize pays US$2.6 million for “making the world a better place” in three categories.

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 moguls rise on Forbes Hong Kong Rich List

January 30, 2017

Kung hei fat choi! The year of the monkey saw Macau casino owners rise on the Forbes Hong Kong Rich List. They hope to keep crowing in the year of the rooster, the birth sign of Macau gambling’s godfather Stanley Ho, with two children and a wife on the rich list.

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.

Japan engaged to be engaged on casinos

January 21, 2017

Lawmakers in Japan voted to start casino legalization, but there’s a long road ahead, with lots of exit ramps.

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.

Ten Ways Donald Trump Has Already Made America Great Again

January 21, 2017

1. Shortened the list of things not to do if you want to be President.
2. Made the White House white again.
3. Brought the ignorant and bigoted back to the policy making table.
4. Agreed to remake Green Acres as a White House reality show. Theme song excerpts: “Wash DC is the place for me/Making billions skewing policy/Tanks spreading out so far and wide/Failing Washington Post, you’ve got nowhere to hide.”
“No, New York is vhere I’d radder stay/I’ll die if Barron goes to Georgetown Day/I just adore my Tower milieu/Darlink, I love you, but I vant Jeter, too.”
5. Put Ivanka in and kept Chelsea Clinton and her Jew husband out of the White House. We all know what happens with Clintons and Jews of another gender in the West Wing.
6. Provided a replacement for the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus.
7. Extended the Obama First Couple tradition of one American and one foreigner.
8. Promoted equality by proving that an Ivy League diploma doesn’t make you better than anyone else.
9. Returned US to the International Leaders Crazy Hair List at number two, behind North Korea’s Kim Jong-un.
10. Ended discrimination against the privileged.

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 finishes on high note but 2016 a loser

January 16, 2017

Continuing its tourism driven turnaround, Macau’s casino revenue rose in December but fell for the year.

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.

China shifts shape Asian gaming in 2017

January 8, 2017

As Beijing continues to squeeze high rollers, Asian gaming will look beyond China in 2017, and southeast Asia will be a big winner.

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.

Predictions for Macau, Manila, Mickey hit marks

December 26, 2016

Last January’s forecasts for Parisian Macao to excite visitors and Manila to get its mojo back proved correct, as well as Shanghai Disneyland sharpening competition for leisure spending across the region. Stay tuned for 2017 predictions.

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.

China holds cards in Bahamas’ largest casino project

December 19, 2016

The stalled US$3.5 billion Baha Mar casino resort has a Chinese suitor after Beijing money pushed the original owner out.

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.

Philippines’ Duterte targets Macau tycoon

December 9, 2016

In the wake of an alleged illegal online gamig operation, featuring the arrest of 1,300 Chinese nationals in the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte issues a presidential arrest warrant for Macau junket tycoon Jack Lam, amid allegations of bribery and tax evasion.

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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