Archive for October, 2016

Crown arrests in China could aid Macau casinos

October 28, 2016

The ongoing drama of Crown Resorts executives arrested in China for allegedly violating rules against casino promotion are bad for Crown but may benefit Macau’s beleaguered junket promoters at the expense of other VIP destinations.

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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Thai king’s passing shortens longshot casino odds

October 24, 2016

The death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej makes legalization of casinos in Thailand more possible in the context of ending political gridlock, but still a huge longshot.

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.

Parisian Macao caps Sands, Adelson Cotai dream

October 22, 2016

With its half scale Eiffel Tower and intelligent design, Parisian Macao puts an exclamation point on Sheldon Adelson’s Cotai dream for Sands 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.

Taiwan rolls dice on casinos again

October 13, 2016

After saying no in 2009, Taiwan’s Penghu holds a casino referendum on October 15. Win or lose, Taipei lawmakers hold the cards on casinos.

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.

Playing the India card in Nepal

October 10, 2016

Newly listed Silver Heritage Group hopes to tap the tap the Indian casino market via Nepal with the first integrated resorts designed for Indians just over the border in Nepal.

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.

Phone betting moves south after Macau ban

October 8, 2016

Phone betting lets people wager from anywhere there’s phone reception though an agent on the casino floor. Banned in Macau in May, proxy betting is growing across Southeast Asia, to the delight of casinos and junket promoters.

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.

Sheldon Adelson heads Asian Gaming Power 50

October 4, 2016

The man who brought Vegas to Macau, Las Vegas Sands founder Sheldon Adelson ranks first in the Asian Gaming Power 50 for the eighth time in nine years. (Fully disclosure: As editor at large of Inside Asian Gaming, I helped compile the 2016 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.

Steve Wynn builds new Palace for old Macau

October 1, 2016

Steve Wynn creates luxury resorts. His new US$4.2 billion Wynn Palace in Macau’s Cotai district follows that pattern, even though Macau has changed dramatically.

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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