Archive for October, 2018

Trump aids Adelson Japan casino quest: report

October 26, 2018

Non-profit investigative reporting group ProPublica contends that the Trump administration is trying to help major donor Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands win a Japan casino license. The article by Justin Elliott says Adelson has “unprecedented” access and influence in the Trump White House, according to an old Washington hand. But that may not help in 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.

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Investors discount Macau’s healthy transition

October 25, 2018

After long relying on VIP players, Macau casinos are moving toward the more stable mass market segment. That’s progress investors should applaud, not punish.

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.

Saipan casino gets hotel extension, axes builders

October 21, 2018

Imperial Pacific International Holdings’ Saipan casino got a lengthy extension for completing its long delayed hotel in the US Pacific territory. The Hong Kong listed company with its roots in junket promoter Heng Sheng promptly laid off 80 construction workers, the latest turn in this twisted tale.

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 casinos face new Diet date

October 15, 2018

The road to casino legalization in Japan still runs through the legislature. If all goes to plan, the first integrated resort location and developers may be known in 2021 and open four years later.

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.

Conversano created ‘design with a punchline’

October 11, 2018

Hospitality and casino design pioneer Henry Conversano passed away at age 86. His legacy lives in the integrated resort era he helped create, the architects and designers he mentored and casino moguls he influenced.

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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