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APE Introduces Full-range Electronic Gaming Equipment to New Integrated Resort HOIANA in Vietnam

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Asia Pioneer Entertainment Holdings Limited is thrilled to introduce its full-range electronic gaming equipment (“EGE”) to the new integrated casino resort HOIANA in Vietnam. The preview opening ceremony of the first phase of the resort is scheduled for Sunday, June 28, 2020. HOIANA is intended to be a luxury resort icon in Asia and a leading travelers’ destination for Central Vietnam, which is located in Hoi An, Quang Nam Province.

At the preview of its first operational facilities, guests can enjoy cutting-edge entertainment and gaming facilities by Hoiana Suncity, play at Vietnam’s first Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed Hoiana Shores Golf Club or indulge in the first of four luxurious hotels managed by Rosewood Hotel Group – the Hoiana Hotel & Suites.

Hoiana Suncity, the entertainment complex consists of Vietnam’s biggest gaming facility, a wide variety of F&B outlets offering irresistible Asian cuisines and a collection of modern retail stores, bars & lounges that showcase not only night-life excitement but also various cultural & entertainment shows.

APE is honored to install our premium products in this casino with our players’ favorite electronic table games, i.e. 8-seated “Karma II” roulette from Spintec d.o.o. (“Spintec”) and one of the most popular games in the Philippines and Malaysia “Dragon Victory” Linked Jackpot Progressive Slot from Konami Australia(“Konami”).

Spintec is well known for their cutting-edge design and proven technical perfection. The “Karma II” automated roulette contains high speed winning number reader to increase players’ excitement in the game. Moreover, “Karma II” was developed to maximize player’s gaming experience including its table games such as Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps and Sic-Bo which guarantee longer gaming sessions.

On the other hand, the popular game “Dragon’s Victory” from Konami contains 4-level jackpots which can be awarded correspondingly by matching 3 same colors medallions in the feature game that is randomly triggered. The games of Konami are designed to cater the Asian market with Chinese graphic symbols and themes.

Mr. Herman Ng, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of APE said, “We proudly supply our full range of customized and integrated products to Hoiana Suncity. As a total solutions provider of EGEs for land-based casinos in Macau as well as other regions in Asia, we are really excited to enter into this iconic project to present our products to the players from around the world. It is a strategic move for APE to extend our footprints in Vietnam.”

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Singapore Games Association Launches

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A new association has been launched in Singapore to bring local Esports and gaming to world stage.

The Singapore Games Association (SGGA), formerly Singapore Games Guild (SGG), officially launched with the mission of creating a sustainable local gaming and esports ecosystem as well as attract more esports events to the region.

SGGA is operating with support from Enterprise Singapore, Infocomm Media Development Authority and the Singapore Tourism Board. SGGA will serve as the sovereign city-state’s primary trade association for gaming and esports.

SGGA’s initiatives will begin by hosting an Industry Day on August 7-8 for local game professionals, as well as those hoping to enter the industry. In the third quarter of 2020, SGGA will launch its paid membership programme, which is open to all companies registered in Singapore, as well as Singapore-based individuals including freelancers.

The SGGA also announced the Singapore Esports initiative to establish industry-wide standards for hosting esports events and to celebrate the achievements of the Singaporean esports community.

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Companies Continue Japan IR Bid Despite Covid-19

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Four of the five front-running companies in the bid for three integrated resort (IR) licenses are keen on competing despite the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a survey conducted by the Japan Integrated Resort Association (JIRA).

JIRA conducted the survey in June. The survey covered 132 companies that are involved in the bidding process. As many as 88 companies said they are willing to continue bidding, with 16 respondents suggesting that they are more interested now. Only one among the top-five companies that are tipped to win the bids answered that they are “less interested” in the project now in view of the Covid-19 situation.

Many companies, 118 to be exact, admitted that their bidding preparations had been affected by the pandemic-induced situation.

As expected, a majority of companies (61.4%) suggested problems in international travel as the main hindrance.

Among the respondents, 59.0% expect difficulty in forecasting demand, while 40.9% are concerned with the cost of infectious disease control measures.

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ITL bill acceptor expands into Southeast Asia

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A bill acceptor (CBA9) designed specifically for Southeast Asia has been introduced to the market to simplify cash handling for OEM’s that export throughout the region. Already dominating the vending industry in China, the market-leading, field-proven banknote validator is now available in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand & Vietnam. Following consumer and market demand, ITL are keen to roll-out its accessibility to this vast Southeast Asia region.

Kravitz Liew is ITL’s Business Development Manager for Southeast Asia based in Malaysia. Kravitz commented, “The CBA9 is a cost-effective bill acceptor and boasts a quick transaction time (2-3 seconds) and advanced note-to-note processing capabilities. With its enhanced sensing technology, the CBA yields a high acceptance rate for the Southeast Asian currencies which we have currently available and we are delighted with the positive interest we have received from key Manufacturers in the region. Since I started working for ITL back in February this year, I have built up strong relationships with our customers in Southeast Asia and CBA9 is proof that we are providing the right product for the demands of the region.”

Kravitz continued, “Due to the product’s modular design, the CBA9 can be upgraded to add a note recycler to suit customer needs. It is particularly suited to vending and amusement industries where it offers exceptional field reliability. Free remote updates (including MDB) are available too giving our customers excellent value for money.”

Concluding Kravitz said, “The CBA9 is devised to maximise cash efficiency for customers requiring quick transactions and I am delighted to be able to offer our customers this solution. Southeast Asia is an important region for us, and we look forward to seeing a fast and widespread take-up of this cost-effective bill acceptor in the region.”

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