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China – Wynn Palace to open August 22

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Wynn Macau has announced it will open its new resort, Wynn Palace, in the Cotai area of Macau on August 22, 2016. The company expects that the opening of Wynn Palace will help launch a new era of prosperity for Macau, attracting more international tourists to the city and further supporting its development as a… Read more »

Kazakhstan – Wynn meets with Kazakhstan President

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Kazakhstan’s head of state, President Nursultan Nazarbayev, has held a meeting with the CEO of Wynn Resorts, Steve Wynn. Local reports suggest that the meeting called to discuss the development of the tourism industry and hotel business in Kazakhstan. In addition, the prospects for joint projects within the framework of investment activity were discussed as part… Read more »

Australia – Delays hit Packer’s Barangaroo

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A payment dispute between Lend Lease and the NSW government has delayed James Packer’s $1.5bn Crown Sydney hotel-casino project in Barangaroo. The issues centres around a Court of Appeal decision won by Property giant Land Lease that could cost the New South Wales government millions on the site’s public infrastructure. The NSW government is assessing whether it will… Read more »

Philippines – Travellers to complete Resorts World Bayshore by 2018

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Travellers International Hotel Group, owner and operator of Resorts World Manila in Manila Bay, in the Philippines, has said the first phase of its US$1.1bn second casino should be complete by 2018. Travellers, controlled by Alliance Global Group and Genting Hong Kong, will commence construction on Resorts World Bayshore within the next three months with… Read more »

Samoa – Indo Pacific Gaming opens Samoa’s first casino

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Samoa’s first casino opened at the start of September at Aggie Greys Mulifanua Resort in a partnership with the Indo Pacific Gaming International. Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, officially opened the long-awaited casino, the first of two venues for the White Sands Samoa Casino at Aggie Grey’s Lagoon Beach Resort, Mulifanua. The gaming floor at… Read more »

Japan – MGM fishing for locations for Japanese resort casino

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MGM Resorts is believed to have viewed the largest fish market on the planet as a potential site for the casino resort it wants to develop in Japan. According to a report from Bloomberg, MGM’s Chief Executive Officer James Murren toured the Tsukiji market in central Tokyo in March to analyse the potential of the… Read more »

Philippines – Solaire to install Ayala operated $1.2bn mall

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Philippine property developer Ayala Land has partnered with Bloomberry Resorts to operate a mall at Bloomberry’s US$1.2bn Solaire complex, Manila’s newest gaming hub, to be opened later this year. “The retail component will have premium brands to complete the offering of Solaire Resort & Casino,” Ayala Land said, without disclosing financial terms of the deal…. Read more »

Philippines – Okada confident Manila Bay Resorts will open in 2015

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Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada has confirmed his US$2bn Manila Bay Resorts project in Entertainment City will open on time in 2015, despite a legal dispute with Century Properties Group. The Okada group stated: “Our construction is progressing according to schedule. Currently, this construction includes the hotel tower and casino floors. We project mass hiring of… Read more »

Japan – CLSA pitches Japan as 12 casino $40bn market

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Forget the Singapore casino model; the future Japanese sector will be more like Macau with 12 casinos capable of generating US$40bn by 2025, compared to Macau’s $US52bn and Singapore’s $6bn. These predictions come via a 136-page report from CLSA Analyst Jon Oh on the potential of Japan. He believes the first phase of casino openings… Read more »

Vietnam – Unnamed operator takes over South Hoi An project

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A US$4bn integrated resort planned for the central Vietnam province of Quang Nam will now go ahead with developers VinaCapital securing a partner to replace Genting. Malaysian-born Genting Group cancelled its involvement in the South Hoi An in September 2012 with the project stalling until the start of 2014 when VinaCapital struck a deal with… Read more »