Posts Tagged ‘Forbes.com’

Stanley Ho family feud flares again

February 8, 2019

Billionaire Pansy Ho is again moving to take control of Macau casino operator SJM Holdings, the legacy of her father Stanley Ho’s casino monopoly. That puts Pansy Ho in direct conflict with her father’s fourth wife and SJM managing director Angela Leong.

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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Macau casino revenue fall ‘not THAT bad’

February 7, 2019

JPMorgan analyst DS Kim says Macau’s 5% fall in casino revenue in January was “not THAT bad,” and he’s right for several reasons.

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.

Investors misunderstand Macau transition

December 29, 2018

Every year, I make forecasts about Asian gaming for the year ahead. For 2019, I’m offering predictions about Macau, Japan, online gaming, Korea and Vietnam. And as the year wraps up, I check the accuracy of those forecasts.

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.

Old Macau thinking rules casino license expiry

December 28, 2018

The Macau government won’t say what will happen with casino concessions expiring in 2020. That’s one reason casino shares are tanking.

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.

HKZM Bridge: Macau’s missing link for MICE?

December 25, 2018

The new bridge makes Macau easy to reach from Hong Kong airport. That could unlock the global casino capital’s potential for MICE: meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions.

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.

Jeju Dream Tower gambles on ‘Korean lifestyle’

December 20, 2018

Korea’s Lotte Tour is building a US$1.4 billion iconic urban integrated resort highlighting “modern Korean lifestyle” on Jeju island, just 10 minutes from the airport, offering visa-free entry for mainland Chinese. The trick is to get Jeju’s vast majority of Korean visitors, barred from the casino, to become customers of the 38 story twin towers featuring Asia’s largest Grand Hyatt and Korea’s largest pool deck.

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.

Bali helps Anuradha Roy pen pan-Hindu parable

December 14, 2018

On her first visit to the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Indian novelist Anuradha Roy discovered Bali’s expatriate painter laureate Walter Spies. This year Roy returned to Ubud with All the Lives We Never Lived, a parable for modern India featuring Spies and Nobel Prize winning poet Rabindranath Tagore as key characters.

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 tops Asian Gaming Power 50

November 27, 2018

Las Vegas Sands founder Sheldon Adelson tops the Asian Gaming Power 50 for 2018 with two of his lieutenants also ranking in the top 10. Adelson and company have the top gaming assets in Asia, and at age 85, hobbled by muscular disease and a major political player in the US and Israel, Adelson still burns for more.

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.

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.

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.


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