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Is Manila the region’s next World Class Gaming Destination?

Is Manila the region’s next Macau?

The gambling world is on the lookout for its next international hub, and the city of Manila is firmly on the radar. But can the Philippine capital handle an influx of junket operators and criminal undercurrents?  

Skyscrapers, jeepneys, Lake Taal and shoe production…the bustling metropolis of Manila is famous for many things, but can world-class casinos be next? With the PSEI - the Philippines’ regional stock market index - emerging as one of 2012’s top performers, there has been speculation that that the city can rival Macau as Asia’s flagship gambling centre.

Developing new Casinos by Chris Moore


Recollections – Developing New Casinos by Chris Moore

When I began my casino career in 1974, most of the casinos in London were owned by individuals. One or two owners had slightly disreputable backgrounds and a few were actually ex-croupiers. The casino business has changed since then, becoming much more regulated and far more corporate. At the same time it has become slightly less vibrant and a little less stimulating. That is of course only an opinion, many accountant-types would argue that the industry has improved beyond recognition with no core damage whatever. What seems undeniable is that the casino industry has a dynamic future, as it continues to adapt and expand around the globe.

The Casino Club at The Greenbrier

The Casino Club at The Greenbrier

Casino Life’s Steve Karoul chats with Todd Fishon VP Casino Operations , Greenbrier Resort, West Virgina USA.

'Inspirational' Casino RAY Helsinki


Glyn Thomas chats with Janne Perakyla VP COO RAY Finland

What are amongst your many responsibilities are what you would consider the most essential involved your role of as VP & COO.

Now when world around gambling is quite challenging I try to focus my work to three things: look the future, inspire staff and follow profitability.

What aspects of your role do you find most satisfying?

I have to say that future forecasting and inspiring young experts.

Heritage restored for the Sofitel Montevideo Carrasco & Spa


Heritage restored

Janice Chaka & Peter White talk with Guillermo Arcani Projects Director of Codere S.A about the impressive reconstruction of the Sofitel Montevideo Carrasco & Spa


Galaxy Resort Casino Macau


Glyn Thomas talks with Peter Johns, Vice President, Electronic Games, Gaming Operations, Galaxy Macau. 

Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd reported an annual net profit more than doubled last year to HK$7.4 billion ($953 million) from HK$3 billion in 2011. Revenue rose 38 percent to HK$56.7 billion - these are highly impressive figures in a highly competitive gaming destination.

Innovating for Growth

Ramesh Srinivasan took the helm of Las Vegas-based Bally Technologies in December 2012 when he was named president and chief executive officer. Prior to this promotion, Srinivasan had served as president and chief operating officer since March 2011. Since first joining Bally in 2005 as executive vice president of systems, Srinivasan led the Systems division to record revenues and customer-satisfaction levels, and is continuing to drive impressive performance throughout the company today.

Online Gambling Regulations in New Jersey move forward



The state of New Jersey is advancing in their proposal to allow their citizens to join the few other states in wagering bets online in a controlled environment. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement is set to publish a draft of proposed online gambling regulations on the 3rd June. Following the publication of the proposals in the New Jersey Register, they will then be opened up for public scrutiny for a period of 60 days.

A winning team at Station Casinos


What is involved in your role of at Station Casinos?

As Corporate Vice President and General Manager, I am responsible for the operations, marketing and finances for one of our casino hotel properties in Las Vegas.  We work very closely with our corporate office to make sure we have the right strategies in place so that we can be competitive and profitable as an entire company in our market.  I am currently managing the Fiesta Henderson Hotel and Casino.

What aspects of your role do you find most satisfying?

Choosing the right online gaming site for you


With such a huge range in online gaming sites, it can be tricky to choose the right option for you.  After all, how can you really distinguish one from another?  Here are a few things to look out for below if you’re shopping around for the right option.