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Steve Vickers, the CEO and founder of political and corporate risk consultancy Steve Vickers & Associates, talks to Asia Gaming Brief about the impact of China’s crackdown on cross border capital flows on the junket industry. He says the sector is unlikely to die out altogether and there will inevitably be some links to organized crime.
Professor Wolfgang Artl, CEO and founder of the China Outbound Tourism Research Institute (COTRI), talks to Asia Gaming Brief Managing Editor Sharon Singleton about trends in domestic travel and tourism in China.
Bobby Soper, the newly appointed international president at Mohegan Sun, talks to Asia Gaming Brief about the group’s vision for its resort in Incheon, South Korea and aspirations for a license in Nagasaki, Japan. He says the group’s entertainment-focused, non-gaming model will help to cushion Mohegan from the notorious volatility in South Korea’s foreigner-only casino market.
Melco Resorts & Entertainment’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Denise Chen, speaks with Asia Gaming Brief Managing Editor Sharon Singleton about some of the initiatives the group’s integrated resorts are taking to reduce their impact on the environment. She explains that what’s good for the planet can also pay off on the bottom line.
Futurist and entrepreneur Earle Hall, CEO of AXES reflects on the sixteen predictions made nearly 12 months ago during the AGB Webinar: Life After Covid-19, which looked at how business and personal and work-life would change as a result of the pandemic.
Esports entrepreneur Mellissa Kong, who runs REES, an esports engagement platform, speaks to Asia Gaming Brief editor Felix Ng about how hospitality and retail brands, including integrated resorts, can better use their esport spaces to attract gamers to their properties.
Colin Mansfield, an analyst with Fitch Ratings, spoke with Asia Gaming Brief's Managing Editor Sharon Singleton about the impact of the Covid crisis on the balance sheets and credit ratings of Asia's operators and the road to recovery.
Independent gaming consultant Andrew Klebanow speaks to Asia Gaming Brief Managing Editor Sharon Singleton about impact of Covid-19 on Las Vegas and the prospects for recovery. We discuss how Genting will be opening the doors to its Resorts World Las Vegas this summer into a significantly different operating environment.
Jennifer Song, equity analyst with Morningstar, speaks with Asia Gaming Brief managing editor Sharon Singleton about visitation to Macau during the recent Chinese New Year period and the outlook for recovery. The longer-than-usual May holiday may be a key catalyst for growth.
AGB Nippon Executive Editor Michael Penn interviews Mindil Beach Casino & Resort General Manager Avril Baynes about her facility in Australia's Northern Territories and how it has coped with the Covid-19 pandemic.