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Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment Partners to Bring A Paramount Pictures-Branded Theme Park to Inspire Integrated Entertainment Resort

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Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment‘s multibillion-dollar, multi-phase integrated entertainment resort (IER) currently in development in South Korea, Inspire Integrated Entertainment Resort (Inspire), and Paramount Pictures Corporation (Paramount) announce a strategic partnership to incorporate a Paramount Pictures-branded theme park as part of Northeast Asia’s largest IER expansion underway in the Incheon International Airport’s (IIAC) IBC-III Region.

“We are proud to have Paramount Pictures join us as a strategic partner in the development of our innovative integrated entertainment resort concept,” said Kevin Brown, Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe and MGE Management Board. “With Paramount alongside as we answer the demand of today’s consumers, the Inspire IER model not only displays our commitment to trend-setting in this industry but also demonstrates the Mohegan Tribe’s commitment to growing South Korea’s travel, tourism and workforce development goals, while securing the generational sustainability of the Mohegan Tribe.”

Kevin Suh, EVP Themed Entertainment for Paramount says, “Paramount is proud to announce Korea as one of the first locations for a world-class Paramount branded theme park. Paramount looks forward to its partnership with Inspire and to be part of one of the world’s premiere entertainment destinations at Inspire.”

“We are pleased to have the major global force in entertainment, Paramount, on our impressive and growing list of strategic partners for Project Inspire,” said Mario Kontomerkos, Chief Executive Officer for Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment. “Aligning with highly sought after and recognized brands with mutual goals is a key component to the creation of the world’s first true integrated entertainment resort.”

Phase 1A of Inspire’s multi-phased development on just over 420 acres (1,700,000m2) of Incheon Airport’s 1,079-acre (4,367,000m2) IBC-III parcel of land includes:

  • A 5-star resort hotel with over 1,250 rooms, suites and villas
  • A 15,000-seat state-of-the-art concert and sports arena
  • Casino space offering 150 table games and 700 slots/electronic games
  • A hemispherical dome featuring over 48,000 square-feet (4,500m2) of climate-controlled indoor pool space with rides, dining and retail
  • Approximately 204,000 square-feet (19,000m2) of conference and convention space including the largest hotel ballroom in Incheon/Seoul at 60,460 square-feet (5,617m2)
  • Groundbreaking is scheduled for May 2019 and official opening planned for 2022

Inspire’s phase 1B includes the over 99-acre (404,000m2) Paramount Picture-branded theme park with connecting entertainment and retail village scheduled to open in 2025. Building upon the anticipated success of the two major phased openings, Inspire’s presence in the region will contribute to South Korea’s national economic development through job creation and the introduction of new tourism around Incheon Airport, a Northeast Asian hub airport, driving the growth of the country’s domestic tourism industry in terms of both quality and quantity.

 

About Inspire Integrated Entertainment Resort:

Inspire Integrated Entertainment Resort (Inspire) is multibillion-dollar multi-phase integrated entertainment resort project in Incheon, South Korea currently under development by Inspire Integrated Resort Co., Ltd., an affiliate of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, and is headquartered in Incheon, South Korea. Inspire will be the first true integrated entertainment resort with a comprehensive set of family-based offerings. Slated to open in 2022, phase IA will feature over 1,200 5-star guest rooms, over 63,000m2 of dining, retail and entertainment options, a 15,000-seat state-of-the-art concert and sports arena, a foreigner-only casino offering 150 table games and 700 slots/electronic games, a 4,500m2 hemispherical domed climate-controlled indoor pool space and water park and 19,000m2 of conference and convention.  Inspire’s phase1B 404,000m2 Paramount Pictures-branded theme park is estimated to open in 2025.

About Paramount Pictures Corporation:

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Paramount Players, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

About Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment:

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) is a master developer and operator of premier global integrated entertainment resorts, including Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut and Inspire in Incheon, South Korea. MGE is owner, developer, and/or manager of integrated entertainment resorts throughout the United States, including Connecticut, New Jersey, Washington, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Northern Asia, and beginning in 2019 Niagara Falls, Canada. MGE owns and operators Connecticut Sun, a professional basketball team in the WNBA and New England Black Wolves, a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. For more information on MGE and our properties, visit www.mohegangaming.com.

 

Source: Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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Operators, Investment Firms Confirmed Sponsors of the Kyushu – Nagasaki IR Business Connect Seminar

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The Kyushu – Nagasaki IR Business Connect Seminar (to be held on 27 June 2019) has confirmed at least six international operators and investment groups who have agreed to support the event and speak to attendees. The operators in attendance will be presenting on a variety of topics to an expected audience of nearly 500 participants.

Confirmed event sponsors now include Agora Hospitality Group, Current Corp. – Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16 & Get Nice Holdings Limited, Oshidori International Development Limited, Disaster Support Foundation and Casino Austria International, as well as one international operator who has asked to remain anonymous until the event date. Each of the sponsors will be given time to present individually, where they will introduce their organizations, visions for the future of an integrated resort in Nagasaki Prefecture as well as how they foresee economic integration with the Greater Kyushu Region at large. Problem gaming will also be a topic for discussion. A second session will include a panel discussion which will be chaired by Mr. Andrew Edsall of The Carter Group, a Japanese market research firm based in Tokyo.

The event is expected to draw attendance from Nagasaki Prefecture as well as the Greater Kyushu Region across both the public and private sectors. Additional attendees will include event supporters such as the Nagasaki Prefecture and Sasebo City Governments and a variety of Chambers of Commerce and Economic Federations from throughout Kyushu. The event is seen as the first major IR seminar in the region and follows the recent announcement at the Kyushu Regional Strategy Conference that confirmed agreement for the support of a Nagasaki-based IR by all Kyushu Governors as well as the governors of Okinawa and Yamaguchi.

It is expected that attendees will be interviewed after the event to gauge feedback based on the presentations given and will be passed to the event supporters to further study and understand public perception and IR support within the region.

 

About HOGO:

HOGO is a marketing strategy and corporate communications company that focuses on the tourism, hospitality, gaming and entertainment industries. Based in Macau, the agency has offices in Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Japan. Focused on creative marketing and strategic vision, HOGO works with clients to further develop and build their brands throughout Asia Pacific.

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Philippine Stock Exchange Delists Melco Resorts

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Melco Resorts and Entertainment has been delisted from the Philippine Stock Exchange after falling below the PSE’s minimum required threshold for public ownership.

The delisting comes six months after Melco completed the crossing over of shares from a tender offer aimed at increasing the shareholding of MCO Investments Limited. The stakes were increased from 72.54% to 96.1%, pushing the amount held by other shareholders well below the required 10% minimum public ownership requirement.

Melco (Philippines) is also looking to further decrease the public holding via a reduction in the number of common shares in the company from 5.9 billion to just 11,800, with the value of each share increasing from Php1 to Php500,000.

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RGB Signs Deal with KL Saberi and Atlas

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RGB International Bhd, the Malaysia based gaming machine distributor, has secured the rights to distribute EGMs on behalf of two new manufacturers – KL Saberi and Atlas. The KL Saberi is owned by Kangwon Land, the only Korean casino in which locals can legally gamble, while Atlas is an Australian firm operating out of Victoria.

Datuk Chuah Kim Seah, MD of RGB told that RGB was planning to launch 200 units of the new brands in the Philippines, Cambodia and Vietnam this year via the company’s Sales and Marketing division.

“In the Philippines, some 600 gaming machines have already been installed in the casino according to the terms and conditions of the contract,” Chuah said.

RGB previously revealed it had signed contracts to install 1700 units in 2019, of which 1300 are in the Philippines.

When all are installed, “these 1300 machines will generate a yield of at least US$50 million for the group over the next five years,” Chuah added.

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