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ASEAN Gaming Summit holds another smashing success in Manila

George Miller

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ASEAN Gaming Summit held its third edition of the conference in Manila on 19-21 March 2019 in Manila.

The event was billed as the most successful edition to date, with more than 420 attendees registered over the three-day conference.

Felix Ng, conference director of the ASEAN Gaming Summit said: “We’re really humbled by the amount of industry support and positive feedback from this year’s conference. Our attendees have been very impressed with our speaker line up this year, and our new format for the conference has proven very popular.”

Held at the Conrad Manila, the three-day event was headlined by industry heavyweights including Jay Walker, Chairman of Walker Digital, Earle Hall, CEO of AXESnetwork, Hon. Gus Tambunting, Representative for 2nd District of Parañaque City, Secretary Raul Lambino of CEZA, and Atty. Alfredo Lim, President of PAGCOR.

“Just wanted to congratulate you on bringing together a great event in Manila. The feedback I received was really positive across all fronts, great speakers, well organized with really good networking opportunities through the after day functions,” wrote Shaun McCamley, managing partner, EuroPacificAsia Consulting.

Of course, the show was not possible without the help of our generous sponsors, which include: EBET, Aristocrat, Asia Live Tech, Betradar, Scientific Games, Walker Digital Table Systems, and many more.

“I love this show because the quality of people coming to visit us at the stand is so high. We might get only 20 leads instead of 100 at bigger shows, but they are all high quality and the return on investment is so much better!” said Erwin Dickman, of Asia Live Tech.

Rosalind Wade, Co-founder and Managing Director of Asia Gaming Brief, remarked: “I am beyond impressed with what our team was able to deliver this year, yet again proving that we are second to none in the region for quality content and events. The team’s hard work, dedication and attention to detail was evident in the feedback we received for the show on the number and quality of attendees, the conference sessions, and the superlative networking. Hats off, AGB team!”

The team at Asia Gaming Brief is already hard at work at our next event – the Asia Gaming Tree Reunion Dinner, held during G2E Asia week, on May 22, 2019.

Stay tuned for updates on what’s happening next, and a soon-to-be-released post event report for ASEAN Gaming Summit.

 

ASEAN Gaming Summit 2020 will be held again in Manila in March 2020.

 

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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New Chief Executive Promises to protect Macau’s Gaming and Tourism Industry

Niji Narayan

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Ho Iat Seng, the new Chief Executive of Macau, has promised to protect the future of Macau’s gaming and tourism industries.

Speaking at a media conference in Beijing, Ho pointed to the “one country, two systems” principle and national security law as playing an important role in the stability of the city which in turn was vital to its ongoing prosperity.

“One can see that Macau has been doing quite well over the past 20 years in the one country aspect, including the enactment of a national security law. With such legislation, we can prevent interference by foreign influences. If they dare to come to intervene, we will make use of our law to safeguard the one country. We won’t allow foreign influences to have a hand in Macau’s affairs,” Ho said.

“Macau cannot afford to fall into chaos. Macau is a tourism city. Our major revenue comes from tourism and the gaming industry. We need to protect people’s livelihood,” Ho added.

Asked about the impending expiration of Macau’s six gaming concessions and sub-concessions in 2022 and the progress of plans for re-tendering, Ho explained that a draft had already been developed which would be refined and amended once the new administration takes over in December.

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Goa CM Says Casinos are Essential for Tourism in the State

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Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has assessed the importance of casinos in the state and told that they are a very important part of the tourism industry as they attract tourists.

“During one of the media interviews, I was asked whether I support casinos. Casinos are one of the important parts of tourism as they attract tourists… of course, it is there,” Sawant said.

“We are getting direct and indirect revenue from the tourism industry. Now it depends on the stakeholders how to grow the industry, while the government can provide necessary infrastructure for them. We want to make it 100%,” Sawant added.

The Government of Goa has recently announced plans to ban residents from entering casino floors. However, the authorities did not set any timeline for the implementation of such a controversial measure.

“I am of the opinion that Goans should not be allowed in casinos. The Goa Gambling Policy makes it clear that casinos are allowed only for tourism purpose and not for Goans to visit. We have to sit and fix a date to ban Goa residents from casinos. They would be barred from entering offshore and onshore casinos,” Sawant said.

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Osaka City Planning Council Agrees to Change Yumeshima as Commercial Zone

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The Osaka City Planning Council has agreed to change Yumeshima island to a commercial zone from its current status as an industrial or semi-industrial zone. The change in status of the zone is to promote Yumeshima as an international tourist hub and develop an integrated resort (IR).

“We will guide reasonable land usage for the purpose of creating a new international tourism hub on the coastal area. It is easily accessible from the city and it is possible to secure a large amount of land,” the Council said.

Yumeshima, an artificial island in Osaka Bay, will host the World Expo 2025. Japan is planning to develop integrated resorts before the World Expo 2025. The development of Yumeshima will be worth around JPY 95.4 billion. The city will extend its Osaka Metro Central Line and will connect Yumeshima to the city.

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