Sunday, June 26, 2022


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Macau entertainment venues return to business on March 2


While the government-mandated suspension on casinos were lifted on February 20, other entertainment venues in Macau such as cinemas, gyms, nightclubs,

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Lawmakers briefed on IR entertainment


The Japan IR Association (JIRA) held its third event within the Diet Building complex on June 19, this time focusing on the role of entertainment within Japan’s anticipated IR industry.

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Hokkaido IR showcase brings together operators, local community


The inaugural Hokkaido IR Showcase came to a close last Thursday, with seven IR operators and numerous other Japanese companies and associations exhibiting at the first public IR event to be held in the prefecture.

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Hard Rock eyes “entertainment-centric” IR in Gold Coast


U.S. casino operator Hard Rock International has emerged as a major contender to the race for Gold Coast’s second casino license, Gold Coast Bulleti

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Celine Dion performs in Tokyo as part of Caesars’ IR campaign


Canadian pop singer Celine Dion performed a sold out, two-hour show in Tokyo on June 26, her first appearance in Japan in about a dozen years, as part

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Starlight Culture swings to loss in 17H1


Starlight Culture Entertainment Group saw its profits slide to a loss in the first half of 2017, due to a change in fair value of financial derivative

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Can Manila steal Macau’s Las Vegas dream?


Filipinos’ well known love for entertainment means the country’s casinos may see significant upside from their non-gaming attractions if they get the mix right, giving Macau a run for its money when it comes to creating a diversified entertainment...

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MGM Cotai launches Asia’s first dynamic theatre


MGM Cotai, which is set to open in the fourth quarter of 2017, will include a first-of-its-kind dynamic theatre, called MGM Theatre, according to a co

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Parisian will drive demand: Wong


The opening of the Parisian Macau will not cannibalize the firm’s existing Macau properties, said Wilfred Wong, president and chief operating office

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Tigre de Cristal eyes non-gaming to lure local crowds


Tigre de Cristal, Russia’s biggest casino, is focusing on its non-gaming attractions to boost revenue following lower-than-expected demand from locals for its casino offering. While the resort is primarily targeting visitors from Northern China for...

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Macau wants to be the party capital of Asia


Macau has been working hard to rebrand itself into a “party capital” amidst declining gaming revenue, and pressure for the city to diversify its e

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HK/Macau companies allowed to offer entertainment in Guangdong


  Beijing will allow companies from Hong Kong and Macau to open nightclubs, karaoke bars and gaming hubs in the central province of Guangdong without

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Manila Bay Resorts on track for December opening


Kazuo Okada’s Manila Bay Resorts is on track to open by year end, local media reports. Tiger Resort president Steve Wolstenholme recently commented

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Studio City launch marks 'new era' says Ho


Studio City, the $3.2 billion cinematically-themed leisure resort and casino developed by Melco Crown Entertainment, opened its doors today, marking t

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Genting HK to acquire Singaporean club Zouk


Genting Hong Kong, which operates Star Cruises, has acquired Singapore's iconic club brand, Zouk, for an undisclosed sum. In a press release, Zouk sai

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Studio City Event Center unveiled to over 8,500 employees


Melco Crown Entertainment unveiled its Studio City Event Center to over 8,500 employees last week at three staff rallies.  The rally was officiated b

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Venetian ends sports contract with Lander Real Estate


The Venetian Macao has terminated a contract signed at the beginning of the month with Chinese company Lander Real Estate Co. Ltd. for the promotion o

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MGM puts brakes on opening new casino in Vegas


MGM Resorts International, operator of the Bellagio and MGM Grand, will for now not be building any more hotel-casinos on the Vegas Strip, according t

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Beauty and the Beast begins run at Venetian


One of the longest-running and highest-grossing Broadway shows of all time, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast opened in Macao for its limited run at the

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