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Thailand flirts with casinos again

August 9, 2015

The prospect of casinos in Thailand has excited gaming companies for years. The current flurry of activity looks like another false alarm.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes 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.

Bahamas casino flounders with China’s help

August 5, 2015

China hopes to combine huge currency reserves and burgeoning overseas travel to extend its global soft power. The Bahamas’ $3.5 billion Baha Mar casino project shows the dangers of having Beijing for a partner for commercial projects.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes 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.

Small beats big in Vietnam casino game

July 31, 2015

Investors have big plans for casinos in Vietnam, even though small gaming projects have had more success.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes 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.

Analysts differ on whether Macau hit bottom in June

July 31, 2015

Some think Macau’s June gaming revenue, its lowest since November 2010, signals a bottom, but others see more bad news ahead for the world’s casino capital.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes 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.

Investors flock to South Korea casino bidding

July 29, 2015

With burgeoning Chinese tourism and a hot pop culture scene, South Korea reportedly drew 34 applications for two casino licenses with applicants from the US, Macau and across Asia. But with 16 casinos already catering to foreigners and Korean nationals banned, some wonder whether new integrated resorts can succeed.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes 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 leads Asia gaming machine boom

July 14, 2015

Macau authorities limit the growth of casino tables, so electronic gaming machine use is expanding rapidly, according to Union Gaming Research Macau, and may even be more profitable than the equivalent number of traditional tables.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes 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.

Casinos look outside the box to attract millennials

July 12, 2015

As their customers age in the US and beyond, casinos need new thinking to attract millennials. They can take the success of an uber-hip San Francisco miniature golf course as an example of how Generation Y likes to roll.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes 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 sees ‘green shoots’ of Macau recovery

July 1, 2015

Although Macau’s gaming revenue almost certainly fell for a 13th consecutive month in June, Credit Suisse sees “green shoots” of recovery in recent trends.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes 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 government undermines Beijing on gaming rules: expert

June 22, 2015

Contrary to conventional wisdom, regulatory expert Gaming Compliance believes Macau authorities sometimes dilute Beijing’s gaming rules to help local economic mainstays.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes 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.

Cities, developers often squander casinos’ urban clout

June 22, 2015

Global Market Advisors partner Andrew Klebanow says better design and regulation can help casinos stimulate urban development in a recent white paper. Macau has prime examples of urban casinos done right and less right.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes 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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