One of the recent additions to Metro Manila’s Entertainment City is the Okada Manila, set to become one of the iconic integrated resorts located on the city’s gaming strip. We’ve had an opportunity to chat with Alastair Dick, Vice President of Table Games at Okada Manila
Could you give us a bit of a background on your position with Okada Manila. What does the position entail?
Superstitions are as human as it gets. We all hold on to significant rituals before big moments or scary situations – and anyone who claims to have never had any superstitious thought is probably lying. Gamblers are among the most superstitious crowds and if you hang around in any big Monte Carlo casino long enough, you will start noticing players exhibiting their own personal rituals while gambling, especially before a crucial moment in play comes up, like drawing a card or rolling the dice.
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Slot machines are easy to play and can be low stakes too, yet some of the biggest casino wins in history have come from the slots. The introduction of progressive jackpots has meant that the amount of money a player can win in a single spin has increased exponentially. As a result, players of both online and land-based casinos have won slots jackpots that run into the multimillions.
Say the word “casino” and your mind probably conjures up visions of the Casino de Monte-Carlo, established in 1863 and still probably the world’s most famous. Some 150 years after its creation, the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer Group is one of the main operators in the European gambling sector, as well as a leader in luxury hospitality and tourism. Having created the legend of Monte-Carlo, synonymous with glamour, sophisticated chic and creation, the Group has also become a reference for luxury and for its knowhow in hosting and delighting
We are a young company, founded in 2015. Bas Baarbe and myself created the company and we are naturally both very active here. Bas is responsible for the technical and R&D side of the company – my focus is commercial. We have many years of experience in the gaming industry and that from different aspects – both as an operator and a manufacturer. Our in-depth knowledge of systems requirements led us to the clear conclusion that the market requires a new approach – that of CasinoFlex Systems International.
Can you provide our readers an insight some of the features of CasinoFlex?
Glyn Thomas chats to Mitja Kolman, CEO and founder of Zuum Ltd
From humble origins in a small Slovenian workshop, Zuum Ltd. has grown into a global presence, with affiliates in Las Vegas and corporate headquarters in the sunny Mediterranean climes of Cyprus. The journey, which began in 2005, has been shaped by moments of inspiration, perseverance, courage and luck. The company evolved through many phases, not least a difficult beginning, but eventually Zuum found a prosperous path.
Let me start by congratulating you on your new role with TRANSACT Technologies, you must be very excited about the challenges and opportunities ahead of you.
Thank you. Yes, I’m super excited to get back into the gaming peripherals business with TRANSACT Technologies. TRANSACT has a reputation for supplying innovative, highly reliable, quality printers to the Gaming Industry and I have been brought on board to lead our sales and customer support efforts across Europe.
After many years of going to market through distribution, the company have decided to better serve our European customers by going to market directly from our brand-new facility in the UK, so it is an exciting time to come onboard.
Glyn Thomas chats to Josephine Lee, Chief Operating Officer, Reed Exhibitions, Greater China
What can visitors expect to see at G2E Asia in May? What sectors of the industry are showing signs of expansion with regards to exhibitor representation at G2E Asia?
G2E Asia 2018 will feature an exclusive focus on key industry segments across its interactive show floor.
The new Digital Content & Technology section at G2E Asia will be the center of Asia’s gaming technology community for bingo, casino, lottery, mobile and social gaming. It offers networking and learning opportunities for Gaming elites to establish new contacts and to discover innovative ideas and insights into the latest industry regulatory developments.
And the Next Generation of “40 under 40” is a Part of the Narrative By: Robert Ambrose
Atlantic City is a centuries old story of hospitality centered in a landscape of hotels, boardwalk, beach and ocean. In the early years, employees played out their roles, as working-class members, raised families from the wages of their seasonal employment opportunities. Others found more indiscrete occupations in the prohibition era inspired, “alcohol rum-running network,” in the back bays; supplying the then, illegal gambling rooms of the city.
Personally, the memories of my childhood include the landscape of Atlantic City in the 1960s with its carnival attractions and warm sandy beaches. Years later in my late teens, I worked in the city’s marina district as a radio announcer. In the late 70s as old stately hotels were imploded into the city’s history, I began employment in the casino industry.
Since its launch in 2005, casino life magazine has grown to become the leading business-to-business publication that focuses on Casino Operations and, Manufacturers and Suppliers of Gaming Equipment and Services.