By Muhammad Cohen

2018

Enter the Dragon2: NagaWorld extension Naga2 raises the bar in Phnom Penh and Southeast Asia (Inside Asian Gaming, January 2018)

Hong Kong’s Richest 2018: Lawrence Ho Adds $1.2 Billion But Seeks Bigger Prizes (Forbes Asia, February 2018)

Hong Kong’s Richest 2018: Henry Cheng Joins, Thanks To Huge U.K. Project (Forbes Asia, February 2018)

Laughing aloud at Islamic extremism: Indonesian hijabi comedian Sakdiyah Ma’ruf takes on radicals (Asia Times, January 21, 2018)

Punchy punchlines of a courageous comic (Asia Times, January 21, 2018)

One China, two perspectives: Authors Jung Chang and Lijia Zhang view China from dramatically different angles (Asia Times, January 27, 2018)

Jung Chang calls Chinese history as she sees it: Biographer has contrarian takes of Dowager Empress Cixi, Chairman Mao (Asia Times, January 28, 2018)

Design for Profit: Interview with architect Paul Steelman (Inside Asian Gaming, February 2018)

Hijab-wearing stand-up comic fights Islamic extremism in Indonesia using laughter as her weapon (South China Morning Post, February 15, 2018)

The Accidental Casino Billionaire: Chen Lip Keong came to Cambodia to drill for oil, but hit a different jackpot (Forbes Asia, March 2018)

Let Chief Wahoo do some good: Cleveland Indians’ logo ban misses opportunity for baseball and Native Americans (CDC Gaming Reports, April 14, 2018)

Japan’s Advance Loser: Preparations for integrated resorts are hitting pachinko harder than casinos ever will (Inside Asian Gaming, May 2018)

Pachinko Backstage Pass (Inside Asian Gaming, May 2018)

Tribal Ambition: Speculation about Japan IR licenses centers on the big guns. But with a regional location looking increasingly likely, US tribal casino operators could present an irresistible alternative (Inside Asian Gaming, June 2018)

Redefining Tourism: Thanks to the unrivaled drawing power of the integrated resort, the “Las Vegasization” of Macau is well underway (Inside Asian Gaming, June 2018)

Are Macau Casinos Playing a Losing Hand in Japan? Even if Tokyo bets on casinos, it may not need foreign help to create them (South China Morning Post, June 10, 2018)

Byron Yip appointed Okada Manila COO, grand opening set for autumn (Inside Asian Gaming Breakfast Briefing, June 12, 2018)

Resorts World Manila to launch Philippines’ first Ritz-Carlton (Inside Asian Gaming Breakfast Briefing, June 20, 2018)

Moving Ahead: A year after the attack at Resorts World Manila, management reinvents the property to recover and meet challenges from Entertainment City (Inside Asian Gaming, July 2018)

Travellers Road Map: Travellers International COO Stephen Reilly discusses the way forward for RWM (Inside Asian Gaming, July 2018)

‘This is not a drill’: Gaming businesses must prepare assiduously to face threats so they can respond effectively when those plans fail (Inside Asian Gaming, July 2018)

Waiting for Garapan: Saipan casino hotel misses another deadline as VIP roll and unpaid player debts soar (Inside Asian Gaming, August 2018)

Too Big to Fail? Economically, politically important casinos challenge regulators (Inside Asian Gaming, August 2018)

Steve Bannon be damned: A winning conversation on race (Asia Times, August 8, 2018)

Pachinko king Kazuo Okada denies charges in Hong Kong arrest (This Week in Asia, August 10, 2018)

Okada claims Universal framed him with phony deals (Inside Asian Gaming Breakfast Briefing, August 22, 2018)

Slow Ride: Analysts say tell worried investors Macau’s long term outlook is rosy – just like they did before the 2014 collapse (Inside Asian Gaming, September 2018)

Let the Games Begin: For Japan, legalizing casinos may have been the easy part (Inside Asian Gaming, September 2018)

Lion’s Eye View: MGM Resorts Japan CEO views the integrated resort process ahead (Inside Asian Gaming, September 2018)

Kazuo Okada Speaks Out: Ousted Universal Entertainment founder and Wynn Resorts vice chairman vows to regain what he believes is rightly his (Inside Asian Gaming, October 2018)

He Said, They Said: Kazuo Okada and Universal Entertainment trade charges of financial misconduct (Inside Asian Gaming, October 2018)

Happy Landing in Jeju: Shinhwa World raises the bar on South Korea’s holiday island (Inside Asian Gaming, November 2018)

Towering Ambition: Jeju Dream Tower creating iconic urban IR (Inside Asian Gaming, November 2018)

The Man Who Would Be Wynn: Kazuo Okada says he should succeed Steve Wynn as Wynn Resorts vice chairman (Inside Asian Gaming, November 2018)

Books


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

Red-Blooded Risk
Red-Blooded Risk
The Secret History of Wall Street

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

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