Prospects for the Gaming Sector in Asia

Industry leaders and financiers convene in Hong Kong to discuss trends impacting the Asia gaming sector.

April 21, 2014

Latham & Watkins and Asia Gambling Brief (AGB), a regional intelligence platform, co-hosted an industry conference that brought together casino operators, financiers and analysts from across Asia and the United States to discuss current market and financing trends facing Asia’s gaming sector. Billy Ng, Head of Asia Gaming & Lodging Research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, delivered the keynote address where he discussed the growth prospects for the gaming sector in Asia and the outlook for Macau, the world’s biggest gaming hub.

The conference covered a wide range of topics, including:

  • The outlook for the gaming industry in Macau and Greater China
  • An analysis of the capital markets and financing trends for the gaming sector in Macau and across the region
  • Comparative developments in the emerging gaming hubs across Asia
  • Outlook for other sectors of the Asian gaming market, including internet gaming, lotteries, Pachinko machines, horse racing and other means of gaming

Speaking at the conference, Allen Wang, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Beijing, said: “The gaming sector is one of the region’s hottest growth areas and we expect strong growth in Asia for years to come. Macau leads the global gaming sector and a number of exciting emerging hubs across the region are attractive markets for operators and investors.”

Watch a short video featuring commentary from speakers and panelists:

For more information, read an executive summary of the Gaming Finance in Asia conference.

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