Thursday, October 29, 2020
Tim McNally Podcast

NagaCorp Tim McNally unfazed by pandemic, blacklist [Podcast]

Tim McNally checks in with Asia Gaming Brief Asia editor Felix Ng to discuss the moves that NagaCorp has been making to offset the decline in international visitation this year. McNally also comments on NagaCorp’s initial thoughts on the China Tourism Blacklist, which we have discussed extensively over the past few weeks. 
Angel Sueiro

Interview with Angel Sueiro: Clark concepts and Philippine prospects

Angel Sueiro, chief operating officer of PH Resorts, talks with Asia Gaming Brief managing editor Sharon Singleton about the concept for the company’s next property in the highly competitive Clark Freeport Zone and opportunities post-Covid 19 in the Philippines. The mass market is paying the bills, but international visitors are needed to put the cream on top.
Mike Bolsover Podcast -AGB

Silver Heritage Mike Bolsover on the state of Nepal [Podcast]

Mike Bolsover sits down with Asia Gaming Brief executive editor Michael Penn about Nepal's gaming industry, what's in store for Silver Heritage Group, and how Bhairahawa Resort stands in terms of construction and the pandemic impact.

Okinawa politician seeks to join ruling party after taking 500 Dot Com bribe

Mikio Shimoji, forced to leave the Japan Innovation Party (Osaka Ishin) after admitting to receiving a bribe from then-IR hopeful 500 Dot Com, has been attempting, so far unsuccessfully, to join the ruling LDP, which has not punished any of its lawmakers for taking the bribes.
Avery Palos podcast

What innovation excites Melco’s Avery Palos [Podcast]

How does the Global Chief Information Officer & SVP of Melco Resorts & Entertainment get his inspiration to innovate? Avery Palos sits down with Asia Gaming Brief's Asia Editor, Felix Ng about how he keeps up to date with the latest technological trends - and what's in store for Melco on the tech-investment-front.

Grant Bowie resigns from MGM China board

MGM China has announced that Grant Bowie has resigned as an executive director of the company, effective August 6. Bowie will, however, remain as an...

Hornbuckle confirmed as MGM International president and CEO

MGM International has announced that William Hornbuckle has become the firm’s new president and CEO, effective immediately. He had previously been holding these offices in...

Mohegan promotes Ray Pineault to COO

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment has announced the promotion of Ray Pineault to the post of chief operating officer, pending regulatory approval. Pineault had previously been...

Wynn Macau daily burn rate at US$2 million

Daily burn rate at Wynn Macau has been around US$2 million per day, according to comments from Wynn Macau non-executive chairman Allan Zeman in an...

Ronald Perelman mulls sale of Scientific Games stake

Billionaire Ronald Perelman, a world-renown investor, and the largest shareholder of gaming supplier Scientific Games is considering a possible sale of his 39 percent...

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