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    Scientific Games Wins ‘Best Table Game Solution’ at AGAwards 2017

    Scientific Games Corporation today announced that it won ‘Best Table Game Solution’ in the Asia Gaming Awards 2017. A panel of independent judges selected Scientific Games for the top-place honor in this annual awards competition designed to recognize significant achievements within the Asia gaming industry. The ‘Best Table Game Solution’ award recognizes the product that […]

    Bigger and brighter seen as short-term future of game design

    Gaming suppliers, facing the challenge of changing audience demographics and new technology, needs to move to “bigger and brighter” machines to lure clients into casinos, industry experts say. Speaking on a panel on Future Trends in Game Design at the ASEAN Gaming Summit, panelists said that while technologies such as skill-based products and virtual reality […]

    SG celebrates largest Duo Fu Duo Cai Jackpot win

    Scientific Games Corporation’s most successful progressive link in Asia created another big winner when the Scientific Games Duo Fu Duo Cai jackpot was won at Solaire Resort & Casino Manila. The world’s largest Duo Fu Duo Cai link jackpot was won in May, when a Diamond Card member won an amazing P$40,668,942 (US$875,000) on the […]

    Scientific Games wins three awards at Asia Gaming Awards

    Scientific Games Corporation announced it had won three Asia Gaming Awards during G2E Asia this week, taking home more honors than any other company. Independent judges evaluated more than 1,000 nominations to select Scientific Games for three top-place honors in this annual awards competition: ‘Best Electronic Game Manufacturer’, ‘Best Table Games Supplier’, and ‘Best Industry […]

    Scientific Games to showcase content designed for Asia

    Scientific Games Corporation will showcase a robust range of solutions for casino operators at G2E this week.   Gavin Isaacs, Scientific Games president and chief executive officer, said, “We’re excited to celebrate G2E Asia’s 10th anniversary with an unrivaled display highlighting the industry’s broadest portfolio for the Asia-Pacific market. We have invested extensively in market-specific […]

    Scientific Games brings top brands to G2E Asia 2016

    Scientific Games’ unmatched diversity of products and system solutions from the company’s array of top brands will be on display at G2E Asia 2016, held at The Venetian Macao Convention & Exhibition Center. Demonstrating its unique position as a global supplier of choice for casino operators, the lineup includes exciting new releases from it’s expanding […]

    First Da Fu Da Gui Million jackpot winner announced at Solaire Casino

    Solaire Resort & Casino presented a mega-sized prize cheque of over US$781,000 to a player who won the Da Fu Da Gui, progressive jackpot on Mar. 11, 2016. This is the first player in the world who has won the Grand Jackpot plus the Double Luck jackpot since Da Fu Da Gui, the 4 level […]
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    SG’s DualosX cabinets to debut in Solaire

    Scientific Games Corporation says Bloomberry Resorts’ Solaire Resort & Casino in Manila is the first in Asia to place an order for DualosX gaming cabinets. 

    Regional growth and room to experiment are Philippine pluses

     inaugural G2E Asia @ the Philippines wrapped up on Wednesday, with suppliers at the show expressing optimism about future growth in the country, in particular regionally and the potential for product experimentation.  The two-day conference and exhibition was smaller in size than its sister shows in Las Vegas and Macau, but made up for it […]

    Ken Jolly: Reflecting on the last 20 years of Macau gaming

    Ken Jolly VP & Managing Director – Asia, SG Gaming When did you first arrive in Macau and in what capacity? I arrived as General Manager of Aristocrat Asia. At that stage Aristocrat didn’t have a permanent person in Macau so I was asked to come and set up the office and build the team […]

    Turning Japanese

    The gaming floors of Japan’s casinos are expected to be uniquely Japanese in theme and will differ from other jurisdictions around Asia in that they are likely to be dominated by machine-based play. As a result, it is expected to produce unique opportunities for global gaming suppliers, from the international giants, such as Scientific Games, Aristocrat and IGT, through to the locals such as Aruze Gaming and Konami. All are studying what may appeal the most to the highly prized market. 

    Gaming manufacturers adapt to mass reality

    Macau, once known as a premier gaming destination for high-roller gamblers, has been shifting its weight towards mass gamblers and that change is being reflected in trends on the casino floor. Elsewhere in Asia, gaming jurisdictions are also seeing similar changes and gaming manufacturers are tweaking their product lines to better suit the times.

    What makes China’s millennial traveller tick?

    China’s outbound tourism market, already the largest in the world, is driving trends in luxury and leisure across the globe but, as this market continues to expand, the demographic is also changing with the millennial Chinese seeking different experiences from their parents. In 2014, Chinese outbound travellers spent a record $164 billion. By 2019 this number is expected to balloon to 174 million tourists spending $264 billion annually on outbound tourism, making understanding the preferences of the younger generation key.

    Entertainment and engagement seen as key drivers for Macau machine market

    Gaming equipment suppliers are upbeat about the prospects for Macau with $27 billion worth of new properties coming onstream in the next few years but, as the market shifts towards the mass player, entertainment value and player engagement may be the key to the winning hand.At the recent G2E Asia, there was an impressive array of content designed and built specifically for Asia, after companies realized a few tweaks to U.S. products wouldn’t be enough to appeal to the Asian imagination.However, the Macau market continues to evolve from the dominance of VIP-driven table games to the mass market and to players increasingly looking for interactivity with the games they are playing, creating challenges and opportunities for suppliers.

    ETGs and new technology focus for Asia suppliers

    Technology and electronic table games were the two subjects most frequently cited as important trends for 2019 among the gaming industry’s largest suppliers at the MGS Entertainment Show in Macau last month. This year’s show, which ran from Nov. 13 to Nov. 15, sought to focus on innovation in the entertainment space. Though given online […]
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