By Muhammad Cohen

2012

Resort Reality Check: Gaming, not attractions, determine success in Asia (Macau Business, January 2012, pg 68)

Digital Betting: Casinos are missing the online marketing connection (Macau Business, January 2012, pg 74)

Upstart Singapore outstrips Las Vegas (Asia Times, January 5, 2012)

Global tango tilts toward China: Review of China Versus the West: The Global Power Shift of the 21st Century by Ivan Tselichtchev (Asia Times, March 31, 2012)

Baby Steps: Singapore issues junket licenses to bit players (Macau Business, April 2012, pg 100)

What do new approvals of junket licenses mean for Singapore casinos? (Comments to Singapore Business Review, April 9, 2012; an unedited version of the comments is available on Muhammad Cohen’s blog)

Sands bets big again in Macau (Asia Times, April 13, 2012)

Change of Pace: Phnom Penh’s NagaWorld offers a laid-back alternative to mega-resorts (Macau Business, May 2012, pg 84)

Macau casinos face a difficult decade (Asia Times, May 30, 2012)

Pushing Upwards: Macau’s new building boom points to government policy shift (Macau Business, June 2012, pg 62)

Two for One: IGT president sees Macau as platform for Asia expansion (Macau Business, June 2012, pg 86)

Pit Boss: Shuffle Master CEO bets on electronic tables (Macau Business, June 2012, pg 90)

Macau hesitates on age-limit gamble (Asia Times, June 8, 2012)

Casino plans mock Macau chief’s words (Asia Times, June 15, 2012)

A lesson for Iraq in Cambodia (Asia Times, June 30, 2012)

Cambodia gambles on development (Asia Times, July 3, 2012)

Cotai dawn: peninsula dusk? (Macau Business, July 2012, pg 56)

Bribe report reveals Macau’s China envy (Asia Times, July 14, 2012)

Macau misses wow factor (Asia Times, July 26, 2012)

Marketing guru chooses tough sell: Review of The End of Cheap China: Economic and Cultural Trends that Will Disrupt the World by Shaun Rein (Asia Times, August 4, 2012)

Mitt’s secret weapon may keep bombing (Asia Times, August 31, 2012)

US vote pits rich versus more (Asia Times, September 13, 2012)

Bet on the future: VIP revenue slowdown masks good news (Macau Business, October 2012, pg 63)

Bali bombings as unrealized powder keg (Asia Times, October 4, 2012)

Mass movement sweeps Macau (Asia Times, October 11, 2012)

Mixing Marx and Indonesia: interview with Max Lane (Asia Times, October 20, 2012)

China – No country for young women: interview with author Sheng Keyi (Asia Times, November 3, 2012)

Good news for Macau: Beijing’s leadership change unlikely to hurt casinos (Macau Business, December 2012, pg 40)

Playing by the rules: Panel cautions on US violations, diversification and license expiry (Macau Business, December 2012, pg 72)

Beijing change clouds Macau (Asia Times, December 13, 2012)

Books


Lonely Planet Indonesia
Lonely Planet Indonesia
Updated guide to the world's most intriguing archipelago

Hong Kong On Air
Hong Kong On Air
Insider view of TV news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie

The Poker Face of Wall Street
The Poker Face of Wall Street
Gambling for investors and investing for gamblers

Lonely Planet Borneo
Lonely Planet Borneo
Muhammad Cohen does Kalimantan and East Sabah