Posts Tagged ‘Inside Asian Gaming’

Macau casinos ace August, beating estimates

September 14, 2018

Following three disappointing months, Macau casinos post strong August revenue. Though investors remain cautious, the underlying growth story of Macau’s transition from VIP gambling hub to middle market tourist destination keeps moving ahead.

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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Okada claims elaborate frame up behind ouster

September 9, 2018

Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada claims Universal Entertainment subordinates created shady deals then blamed him to remove Okada from the gaming machine company he founded and the Okada Manila casino resort he created. Those allegations are part of a three hour-plus interview with Okada to be featured in the upcoming October issue of Inside Asian Gaming. Earlier, Okada expressed confidence he will get his empire back.

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.

Tribal casinos crave Japan, snub Chief Wahoo

July 20, 2018

In pursuit of a Japan casino role, Native American casino operators play the ethnic card but ignore baseball’s Chief Wahoo controversy at home despite being major ballpark advertisers.

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.

Philippines rebounds from fatal casino attack

July 18, 2018

After year’s deadly casino attack, Resorts World Manila and Philippine gaming are moving ahead strongly, driven by the Entertainment City casino cluster.

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 run still has legs

June 8, 2018

Even though May revenue growth fell short of expectations, Macau casinos have found a sweet spot with continued VIP momentum and expanding overnight visits by mass market customers.

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 hits pachinko harder than casinos will

May 21, 2018

In an effort to prove they can be tough on problem gambling, just in case of casino legalization, Japanese authorities have cracked on pachinko payouts. That low blow will further shrink the uniquely Japanese phenomenon of pinball amid cacophony, video and smoke that’s lost two-thirds of its players since 1995 but still brings in US$33 billion in gross revenue.

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.

Architect Steelman: Create casino destinations

March 5, 2018

Renowned resort architect Paul Steelman says integrated entertainment districts make all of their parts more attractive. He urges Manila and Japan to learn the lessons of Las Vegas and avoid the mistakes of Atlantic City.

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.

MGM Cotai arrives late to Macau party

February 21, 2018

Two years behind schedule and still incomplete, US$3.4 billion MGM Cotai opened February 13 to mixed reviews.

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 still looms over Wynn Resorts

February 14, 2018

Despite resigning as chairman and CEO Steve Wynn remains a big part of Wynn Resorts. A tentative agreement giving Elaine Wynn control of her shares exchanges one uncertainty about the company’s future for others.

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 billionaire casino owner doubles down

February 11, 2018

Imperial Pacific International’s casino in US Pacific Territory Saipan has reported more player debt than revenue and faces an August deadline to finish its beachfront hotel. Its shares have fallen by a third over the past year, and majority owner Cui Lijie lost her place of Forbes Asia’s Hong Kong Rich List. Nevertheless, Cui has bought another 119 million more shares 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.


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