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Groupe Lucien Barriere Showcases Interest in Wakayama; Announces Jean Reno as Brand Ambassador

George Miller

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Groupe Lucien Barriere firmly showcased their interest in the development of an integrated resort in Wakayama Prefecture on Tuesday, 14 May with a variety of press events focused around Wakayama City. This included the launch of the group’s first Japan-based offices, a formal statement on their commitment to Wakayama Prefecture and the announcement of Hollywood actor Jean Reno as their brand ambassador.

The day began with a morning ribbon cutting ceremony to formally launch the group’s first Japanese office in Wakayama City. Attended by approximately 50 local business leaders, the ceremony included the formal ribbon cutting by Mr. Alexandre Desseigne-Barriere, Mr. Jonathan Strock, Mr. Jean Reno and Mr. Naohisa Kashihata of the Wakayama Chamber of Commerce.

The office opening was proceeded by a press conference held at the Marina City Hotel. During the conference, Mr. Desseigne-Barriere presented the background of his family’s company and their experiences in the development of destination integrated resorts. Mr. Strock proceeded to discuss the company’s commitment to Wakayama Prefecture and its citizens, noting that of all the locations reviewed within Japan, the group felt Wakayama was most in line with their brand direction and overall IR plan for the country. Finally, it was announced that Mr. Jean Reno of Hollywood fame will be the be the group’s brand ambassador for the project. Mr. Reno mentioned his love for Japan and his desire to return regularly to Wakayama City as the project proceeds. The group then proceeded to watch the famed Tuna Cutting performance offered by Marina City’s Kuroshio Market, where Mr. Reno was able to get a close-up view after being brought up on stage to witness the event.

The day concluded with a visit to the Wakayama Prefectural Office and a meeting with Governor Nisaka, where the group re-affirmed their commitment to the people of Wakayama and introduced the Governor to Mr. Reno.

The day’s events were captured by a wide array of media, including local Wakayama, Kansai-Region and even Tokyo media in attendance.

The group will have a second press event on Friday, 17 May in Tokyo at the Japan Gaming Congress aimed at promoting a similar message to local and national media outlets.

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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Oriental Group Gets Approval for Developing Gaming Hubs to House POGOs

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Oriental Group, the Asian-based online gaming giant, has got approval form PAGCOR, the gaming regulator in Philippines, to develop two hubs for the purpose of hosting accredited Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs). The hubs will be based in Clark and Cavite.

The hubs will not only house the offices of accredited POGOs but also workers’ residences and relevant government agencies. The idea is to make it easier for PAGCOR to regulate the industry.

“We are making business more comfortable and easier for the operators by now licensing POGO hubs. Since it’s easier for us to regulate when they are in hubs, then there are some special privileges there like five-year licenses,” PAGCOR chair Andrea Domingo said.

According to Kevin Wong, General Manager of Oriental Game, the Clark hub which is covering an area of around 10 hectares is already operational and will be able to accommodate 5000 workers once at full capacity. The Cavite hub, which will cost Oriental Game Php8 billion (US$156 million) to build, will cover 20 hectares and house 20,000 workers.

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Sands China Launches Special Financing Support Programme for Local SMEs

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Sands China, the integrated resort developer and operator in Macau, has launched a special financing programme for its local SME suppliers, in cooperation with six local banks.

The new financing programme is part of Sands China’s F.I.T. initiative which offers Financial Support, Invitational Matching and Training and Development to local SME suppliers.

Through the Sands China SME Financial Support Programme, six local banks are offering special loans and credit to local SMEs who have contracts or purchase orders with Sands China. The goal is to support the development of local SMEs through faster, easier and more favourable bank financing loan products.

“Sands China is very pleased to be the first integrated resort operator in Macao to present this new financing program for our local SME suppliers. It is important for our company’s growth to go hand-in-hand with the growth of local businesses, and this latest initiative is part of Sands China’s ongoing and long-term commitment to supporting local SME suppliers. We want our presence in the marketplace to provide opportunities for smaller companies in Macao to benefit from the business opportunities that are created as a result,” Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd said.

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Suncity Chairman will not Take Legal Actions against Media

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Suncity Group Chairman Alvin Chau Cheok Wa said that no legal action would be taken against any media.

Last week, the Economic Information Daily, a state-owned newspaper, reported that Suncity had raked in billions of US dollars in online gaming and proxy betting, causing great harm to mainland China’s social economic order.

Chau held a press conference at Mandarin Oriental in Nape where he read out a statement, insisting that his company and related companies have not engaged in any business violating mainland and local laws.

Chau said he was not being investigated by the mainland authorities and was not on the central government’s “wanted” list. He also said that he was “deeply sorry for all the inconvenience caused” to the government and possible negative impact on the local gaming operators and hoped that “the concerns generated in both mainland China and the Macau Special Administrative Region will be eased.”

Last week, Suncity published a statement alleging that the Economic Information Daily’s “false report” was “mostly subjective, imagined and based on hearsay,” seriously damaging the company’s reputation, adding that the company strongly condemned the report and reserved the right to take the necessary legal action.

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