By Muhammad Cohen

2013

Spa Wars: Macau becomes a luxury spa leader (Macau Business, January 2013, pg 70)

Wynn ousts Okada in billionaire brawl (Asia Times, February 25, 2013)

Manila Bay Watch: Gaming veterans launch Solaire, a rival based on Macau’s DNA (Macau Business, March 2013, pg 73)

Bo Xilai airbrushed from family album (Asia Times, March 13, 2013)

Searching the globe for China Inc: Review of China’s Silent Army: The Pioneers, Traders, Fixers and Workers Who Are Remaking the World in Beijing’s Image by Juan Pablo Cardenal and Heriberto Araujo (Asia Times, March 22, 2013)

Experience Counts: Study links customer service to satisfaction, loyalty (Macau Business, April 2013, pg 64)

Beachside limbo: Vietnam’s Ho Tram Strip misses opening date, loses MGM (Macau Business, April 2013, pg 72)

Banker tries bait and switch: Review of Nothing Gained by Phillip Y Kim (Asia Times, April 26, 2013)

Forty-billion pataca question: After a MOP30 billion month, Macau seeks the next milestone (Macau Business, May 2013, cover story, pg 60)

Coming out party: Konami Gaming ramps up to hit jackpot in Asia (Macau Business, June 2013, pg 76)

London eye on Macau: TSC John Huxley chief Cath Burns focuses on tables, where the Macau action is (Macau Business, June 2013, pg 78)

Opportunity knocks: IGT invests in Asian-themes games to raise regional market share (Macau Business, June 2013, pg 80)

Harvest time: Bally Technologies rolls out new games from new Asia studio (Macau Business, June 2013, pg 82)

New name, raised game: Former Shuffle Master makes G2E Asia debut as SHFL Entertainment (Macau Business, June 2013, pg 84)

Macau doubles down on mega-resorts bet (Asia Times, June 27, 2013)

Hey, big spender: Mass market premium players hold the key to revenue growth (Macau Business, July 2013, pg 66)

Vietnam’s Grand opening: First Ho Tram Strip resort debuts (Macau Business, July 2013, pg 93)

MB Report: Gaming in the Philippines (Macau Business, August 2013)

Macau bets on premium players (Asia Times, August 15, 2013)

Tale of two casino countries (Asia Times, September 11, 2013)

Whale hunting, Japan style: Casino legalization prospects tease operators again (Macau Business, October 2013, pg 86)

Solaire flare-up: Philippine casino resort fires its Las Vegas partner (Macau Business, October 2013, pg 93)

View from above in Indonesia (Asia Times, November 4, 2013)

Politicians spice Malay-Indo melting pot (Asia Times, November 15, 2013)

Brand stand: Expansion tests Macau’s imported and homegrown casino brands (Macau Business, December 2013, pg 64; payment required)

China’s literature marches West: Reviews of Mr. Ma and Son and Cat Country by Lao She (Asia Times, December 13, 2013)

Free markets aren’t for everyone: Review of How Asia Works: Success and Failure in the World’s Most Dynamic Region by Joe Studwell (Asia Times, December 23, 2013)

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