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Andrew Klebanow quoted in Nikkei Asian Review

NagaCorp doubles down with $3.5bn casino plan in Cambodia

by Shaun Turton

NagaCorp is planning its third casino project in Phnom Penh to tap the growing numbers of free-spending Chinese tourists to the country.  But with a price tag equal to almost a sixth of Cambodia’s GDP, analysts are questioning the viability of the project.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Straits Times

With Japan set to build three integrated resorts, operators cast eyes on potential $33.8 billion casino market

by Walter Sim

The operators of Singapore’s two integrated resorts (IRs), which this month injected $9 billion in fresh investment, are also itching to place their bets on Japan in the race to enter the world’s largest untapped casino gambling market

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Global Gaming Business News

Osaka Election Boosts IR Hopes

Candidates of the Osaka Restoration Association or Osaka Ishin no Kai won out over their challengers in the April 7 election, in a positive outcome for supports of an integrated resort in the region.  The Liberal Democratic Party slate also supported an IR, but with less zeal; according to GGRAsia, “the LDP’s backing has reportedly been more nuanced.”

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Australian Financial Review

Behemoth or die, say casino experts

by Jacob Greber and Jemima Whyte

Wynn Resorts is an increasingly attractive global partner for James Packer’s Crown Resorts as the Las Vegas giant cleans up its corporate reputation under new management and confronts the hard reality of a globalising industry, say US- based industry experts.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Global Gaming Business News

Analyst: Slow Down on Osaka IR

The city and prefecture of Osaka remain at the top of the list of potential integrated resort locations in Japan.  U.S. gaming operator MGM Resorts International has an “Osaka-first” approach, and others including Melco Resorts and Entertainment and Galaxy Entertainment Group also have Osaka in their sights.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Straits Times

Integrated resorts $9b investment will help Singapore stay ahead of rivals: Analysts

by Walter Sim

The new $9 billion investment in Singapore’s two integrated resorts (IRs), announced this week, will cement their appeal amid stiffening regional competition for a slice of the pie, analysts said.

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Andrew Klebanow quoted in Macau Business

Peninsula, The Poor Relation

Co-ordinated by João Paulo Meneses

Time does not retreat, and the Peninsula casino will never dominate like they once did.  the question is whether they have become irrelevant.

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Brendan Bussman quoted on Forbes.com

Osaka Votes To Decide Casino Question, But Not The Big One

by Muhammad Cohen

On Sunday, voters in Osaka will choose a new mayor and governor in elections that carry strong implications for the effort to obtain a license for a casino complex in Japan’s third largest city.  But the results won’t address the most basic question looming behind the drive for a so-called integrated resort in Osaka Bay with a multi-billion dollar price tag.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in Global Gaming Business News

MGM Seals Partnership with Major League Soccer

MGM Resorts International is expanding its presence once again into the U.S. professional sports landscape with a four-year agreement with Major League Soccer designation the gaming giant as the league’s official partner.

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John English mentioned on calvinayre.com

ASEAN Gaming Summit 2019: Forecasting Asia sports betting

by Derek Tonin

The ASEAN Gaming Summit 2019 roundtable discussion on Asia sports betting gave a world tour on the topic, and gave insight on how the Asian region really has an outsized influence on the market.

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