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Bill Bryson interviewed by CalvinAyre.com

Bill Bryson: Taiwan needs to shift paradigm to accommodate casinos

Taiwan, which is strategically located southeast of mainland China, has continuously struggled to open a single integrated resort at a time when its neighbors in the Asia-Pacific region have been racing to get a fair slice of the regional gambling pie.

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GMA’s Japan Whitepaper quoted in Inside Asian Gaming

Japan must cluster casinos to succeed: Paul Steelman

Globally renowned casino architect Paul Steelman says that Japan must create a casino cluster rather than award single casino licenses to individual cities if it hopes to achieve its goal of boosting inbound tourism.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in AP News

Should New Jersey lessen its expectations on sports betting?

by Wayne Parry

Atlantic City is dreaming of vast new riches that might come its way if the U.S. Supreme Court legalizes sports betting here and across the nation, but some analysts say the state might do well to curb its enthusiasm a bit.

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Article by Andrew Klebanow and John English published in Global Gaming Business

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The Future of Sports Betting in the United States

by Andrew Klebanow and John English

As the nation awaits the upcoming decision by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in Christie v. NCAA, various stakeholders are evaluating their next steps, and how to maximize the revenue potential from legalized sports betting.

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Andrew Klebanow interviewed in Casino Review

Market insight: Tax rates and red tape on investment hamper growth in Vietnam

Andrew M. Klebanow, senior partner at Global Market Advisors, gives the low-down on the strengths and weaknesses of the Vietnamese integrated resort market

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John English quoted in Fox 2 Detroit article

Betting on sports could soon be legal in Michigan pending U.S. Supreme Court case

by Randy Wimbley

It is estimated that illegal sports betting is a $150 billion industry – that could change by the end of the year with states taking a sizeable bite out of that pie.

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Andrew Klebanow quoted in Asia Gaming Brief

2018 in focus: Cambodia bitcoin and regulatory change

The year of the dog is about to dawn in Asia, with most gaming markets in the region starting on a positive note after a strong 2017.  The focus this year is likely to be on emerging markets, though regulatory change and disruptive technologies, such as the stellar growth of bitcoin are also expected to make their presence felt.  the following are predictions from some of AGB’s advisors on what to expect in the year to come.  The comments are in alphabetical order:

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Global Market Advisors mentioned in Forbes

Where Are Asia’s Casinos Headed in 2018?

by Muhammad Cohen

The gaming concession for SJM Holdings and its subconcession sold to MGM and Pansy Ho expires in March 2020, two years ahead of Macau’s other two casino licenses and their subconcessions.  I predict Macau will extend the SJM concession to align it with the others.  That will shift the question of what to do about the expiration of gaming concessions to Macau’s next chief executive, intensifying interest in next year’s contest to succeed Fernando Chui Sai-on.  Sure, Bejing has a lot to say about what happens in Macau, but gaming concession details are one area where Macau leadership can assert itself.

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Steve Gallaway quoted in Casino Review

No one will pity anybody: Tax hike to impact Russian industry growth

Russian casino operations are preparing for the impact of the Duma’s plans to raise gaming taxes throughout the Russian Federation by next year.

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Steve Gallaway quoted in Asia Gaming Brief magazine

Will Japan whet Europe’s expansion appetite?

It’s 15 years since Macau flung open its arms to international gaming companies and major US operators wasted little time heading to the Far East to plant their flags firmly in the ground.

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