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Steve Gallaway quoted in EJ Insight

Vladivostok gambling zone: Opportunities and challenges

by Brian Yeung

In 2009, Russia declared gambling illegal except in four (later expanded to five) integrated entertainment zones, including one near Vladivostok…

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Article by Kit Szybala featured in Global Gaming Business Magazine

Asia’s Sleeping Tiger

by Kit Szybala

Since the emergence of Macau and Singapore as two of the world’s largest gaming markets, casino developers have looked at other jurisdictions within Asia for the next great opportunity.  Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, the Primorye region of Eastern Russia, the Philippines and Cambodia have all generated varying amounts of interest from international casino developers.  Japan, with its large and prosperous population, now appears to be out of play, at least for the foreseeable future…

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Shaun McCamley and Andrew Klebanow quoted in Inside Asian Gaming Magazine

Full Steam Ahead

by Muhammad Cohen

Shipboard gaming undoubtedly developed as soon as two sailors weren’t yanking an oar or pulling a sheet – that’s a rope for you lubbers.  The riverboat gambler is a staple of American folklore, and the phrase resides in the American lexicon as a synonym for big risk taker.  After New Jersey became the second US state to legalize casino gambling in 1976, some Midwest jurisdictions bet on a revival of riverboat gaming with mixed results.  In India’s Goa state, table games are only permitted on ships.  Grand Korea Leisure floated the idea of gaming cruises and got torpedoed by South Korean authorities.  Floating casinos that didn’t leave the pier were fixtures of pre-liberalization Macau and gave NagaWorld in Phnom Penh its start in 1995.

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Andrew Klebanow quoted in Inside Asian Gaming Magazine

Money in the Middle

By Muhammad Cohen

Inside Asian Gaming Magazine

The opening of Melco Crown’s Studio City in October heralded Macau’s pivot away from focusing overwhelmingly on the high end of the market and turning toward the middle class.  The resort opened without VIP gaming and features an array of non-gaming attractions, including theme park style rides, magic shows, international nightclub brand Pacha and a 5,000 seat arena hosting the likes of Mariah Carey and Aaron Kwok on opening night and Madonna this month.

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Kit Szybala quoted in Global Gaming Business Magazine

Ten Trends for 2016

#8 India: The Next Great Opportunity

by Kit Szybala

As Macau can attest, relying on the Chinese gamer is both extremely rewarding and volatile. While operators in all Asian markets continue to enjoy the fruits of Chinese patronage and work to grow this segment, savvy operators are always looking for the next big casino opportunity.  The next new opportunity could in fact be a sleeping giant: India.

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