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Spectrum Asia Expands to Meet Growing Demand for Gaming-Related Services

George Miller

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Spectrum Asia Expands to Meet Growing Demand for Gaming-Related Services
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As the Government of Japan takes the first steps toward the introduction of integrated resorts and casino gaming continues to expand rapidly from Vietnam to Vladivostok, Russia, the Spectrum Asia specialty unit of Spectrum Gaming Group has expanded its global team of experts to address the growing need for expert, independent services related to all aspects of the gaming industry.

“Spectrum is enhancing and increasing our Asia team to offer our full range of services to our governmental and private-sector clients in Asia and Australia,” said Spectrum Managing Director Fredric Gushin, who has worked extensively in Asia since 1993. “Our growth reflects our continuing commitment to the Asia-Pacific region and our ongoing efforts to implement regulated gaming around the world. Our team is poised to assist our clients in all aspects of gaming control, strategic planning and development.”

Spectrum Asia has worked in 17 Asian jurisdictions, delivering services that include:

  • Due diligence investigations
  • Economic and social impact studies
  • Feasibility studies and market analyses
  • Legislative and regulatory services
  • Litigation support
  • Operator and developer services
  • Public policy guidance
  • Regulatory and anti-money-laundering compliance consulting
  • Risk assessment
  • Strategic planning

In addition to Gushin, the Spectrum Asia team includes the following senior-level professionals:

  • Dennis Andreaci, Senior Projects Advisor: Andreaci is an internationally recognized gaming industry executive with extensive experience in Asia, having held senior positions with Galaxy Macau, Marina Bay Sands, Sands Macao, Solaire and Venetian Macao.
  • Paul Bromberg, Senior Vice President, Investigations: Bromberg, an expert on Chinese and Southeast Asian business affairs, has been overseeing and conducting investigations in Asia since 1988, during which he has worked closely with government and law enforcement agencies. Bromberg has worked with Spectrum on numerous projects since 1993.
  • Asaka Ishiyama, Senior Vice President, Japan: Ishiyama, who heads the Spectrum Asia office in Tokyo, has more than 35 years of hands-on business experience in real estate, construction, financing, and business with both foreign and Japanese companies, including extensive exposure to American, Australian, Southeast Asiana and South Asian business cultures. He previously was head of Citigroup’s asset management group.
  • William Kisby, Senior Vice President, Investigations: Kisby is the CEO of Spectrum subsidiary NFC Global Solutions, a leading worldwide provider of due diligence, compliance and risk consulting services for more than 25 years. Kisby served as Deputy Project Manager in many of Spectrum’s investigations in Asia. He served 27 years with the New Jersey State Police, 15 of which were with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement Casino Intelligence Unit.
  • Heather Scheibenstock, Senior Vice President for Business Development, Asia: Based in Australia, Scheibenstock has extensive experience in corporate leadership and in the gaming industry. She has served in executive positions at Australian Gaming & Entertainment, Echo Entertainment Group, Jupiters Hotel & Casino, and Solaire Resorts.

Additionally, Spectrum Asia is formally allied with Mahony Global, a Melbourne, Australia-based consultancy specializing in management recruitment, strategic planning, and corporate governance.

“With the ongoing development of new casinos and the accelerating activity of license applications and renewals throughout Asia and Australia, the requirements for excellence in compliance and a deep understanding of the regulatory environments has never been more important,” Scheibenstock said. “Operators need to stay informed on developments and innovations from around the world. As a global company with in-depth knowledge across all facets of the industry, Spectrum Asia offers an invaluable proposition.”

Visit https://www.spectrumgaming.com/spectrum-asia/ for more information about Spectrum Asia, or email solutions@spectrumgaming.com

 

About Spectrum:

Spectrum Gaming Group is a non-partisan consultancy that specializes in the economics, regulation and policy of legalized gambling worldwide. We have provided independent research and professional services to public- and private-sector clients since 1993. We bring wide industry perspective to every engagement, having worked in 40 US states and territories and in 48 countries on six continents.

 

Source: Spectrum Gaming Group

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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Almost Two-Thirds of Japanese Oppose Plans for Integrated Resorts

Niji Narayan

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Japanese citizens continue to oppose the plans for integrated resorts. According to a recent poll, 57.9% of the respondents disagree with the plan and 26.6% agree with it. Among the supporters, 62.8% said they would back the establishment of a casino resort in their area and 29.0% said they would not.

Japan’s public opinion may play a key role in whether some prefectures decide to press ahead with plans to host an IR. Yokohama recently announced it was planning to enter the race and swiftly became the firm favourite amongst major IR operators. However, public opinion against IRs is particularly strong there and may ultimately sway political opinion.

The continued opposition comes despite a concerted effort by operators to win hearts and minds in Japan, sponsoring local festivals and sports events and promoting non-gaming and other elements of IRs.

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Japan to Launch Casino Commission in January 2020

Niji Narayan

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Japan to Launch Casino Commission in January 2020
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The Government of Japan is planning to launch the country’s casino management commission on January 7, 2020. The casino management commission will have five members. Their appointments require a confirmation from the country’s parliament and they will serve five-year terms.

The casino management commission is to be in charge of security matters, probity and background checks. The body will oversee integrated resort (IR) operators in that country, as well as devise measures to counter gambling addiction.

Japan is to allow a maximum of three resorts in the first phase of market liberalisation. The national government has yet to announce the full version of its so-called basic policy on IRs. Several prefectural governments and ordinance-designated cities in Japan have already shown interest in hosting an IR.

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Aruze Gaming Installs Super Big Wheel at City of Dreams

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Aruze Gaming Installs Super Big Wheel at City of Dreams
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Aruze Gaming has installed its Super Big Wheel at City of Dreams. The installation forms part of a new ETG zone at City of Dreams and is one of two new Aruze products to be deployed on the main gaming floor, alongside Lucky Roulette.

Super Big Wheel is an X station platform with dual LCD screens. Players can select any of the six coloured areas on the area bet screen to bet on the side game, which also offers a chance at winning a jackpot.

Lucky Roulette is an immersive new roulette game that features an automated roulette wheel with evocative dynamic projection imaging. The three-dimensional visual experience combines the appeal of a traditional roulette.

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