Archive for February, 2016

Japan casinos still can’t get to first base

February 29, 2016

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party has taken Japan’s integrated resorts bill off the table for the current Diet session. Conditions seem right for casino legalization in Japan, except crucial national politics.

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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Lavish Louis XIII Plays On Despite Macau VIP Crash

February 28, 2016

Uber luxurious Louis XIII is vulnerable to Macau’s climate change accompanying Chinese President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on corruption. But the company insists its casino hotel, recently renamed The 13, boasting a fleet of 30 “bespoke” Rolls Royce Phantom limos and invitation only retail atelier will open this 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.

Only 8% of Macau’s Chinese visitors plan to return

February 26, 2016

Investment bank CLSA’s Chinese Tourists 2016 report says just 8% of Macau visitors plan to return, highlighting the gaming capital’s shortcomings attracting China’s burgeoning traveling class.

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 hopes casino losing streak ends at 20

February 11, 2016

In January, Macau’s gaming revenue fell for the 20th straight month compared to a year earlier. But Chinese New Year and aberrantly low February 2015 revenue could mean that Macau revenue ends its losing streak this month. But one uptick doesn’t make a recovery.

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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