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    Casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group has plans to partner with its associate in Monaco, Societe des Bains de Mer (SBM), to pursue casino resort development opportunities in Japan and other markets in Asia-Pacific. In an interview with Nikkei Asia Review, Galaxy president Michael Mecca said the passage of the casino gambling bill made it “a […]

    Galaxy reshuffles executive team with eye on Japan

    Galaxy Entertainment Group announced two major changes on Thursday: Michael Mecca retires as president of the company and Ted Chan is hired as “Chief Operating Officer – Japan Development.” Michael Mecca had held the position of president since 2015. He will remain with Galaxy as a Board member and as a director of Monte-Carlo SBM. […]

    Duterte met with Galaxy on Boracay project in Dec: reports

    President Rodrigo Duterte, who earlier this week denied knowledge of plans for a casino on Boracay, in December met with officials from Galaxy Entertainment Group to discuss the project, local media reports. According to ABS-CBN news, a press release from the President Communications Operations Office showed the meeting was held on Dec. 6th. “Galaxy Entertainment, […]

    Michael Mecca appointed as GEG non-executive director

    Gaming operator Galaxy Entertainment Group on Friday announced the appointment of Michael Mecca as the company’s non-executive director, with effect from May 4, 2018. The service contract for the position is for a term of 3 years commence on May 4, and will be subject to retirement by rotation and re-election in accordance with corporate […]

    Galaxy reveals vision for Japan IR, expands executive team

    Galaxy Entertainment Group on Wednesday unveiled their vision for their proposed integrated resort in Japan. Appealing to both Japanese and international guests, GEG and their partner, Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer, said they envision the development of an IR that will have a transformative impact on the Japanese economy and the city and community […]

    SBM adds high-class “software” to Galaxy IR bid

    Jean-Louis Masurel, managing director of Société des Bains de Mer (SBM), the owner-operator of the Monte Carlo Casino and other major properties within the Principality of Monaco, minces no words in explaining why his storied European firm chose the Galaxy Entertainment Group as its Asian partner—because they are “the best.”

    Japan Gaming Congress lays groundwork for IRs

    Excitement over the prospects for IR development in Japan was palpable at the just-concluded Japan Gaming Congress. Held at a major hotel in central Tokyo, it drew in a capacity crowd of 450 people, mixing international operators with local Japanese businesses and others who hope to become stakeholders in what is predicted to become a multi-billion dollar industry. More than half a dozen Japanese lawmakers spoke on the opening day of the two-day conference, including Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Koichi Hagiuda, a close aide to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.