Casino Industry in Asia Pacific: Development, Operation, and Impact

1st Edition

Kaye Sung Chon, Cathy Hc Hsu

Published March 8, 2006
Reference - 266 Pages
ISBN 9780789023469 - CAT# HW14846

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This single volume gives you comprehensive information on Asia-Pacific gaming!

Casino Industry in Asia Pacific: Development, Operation, and Impact is a one-of-a-kind comprehensive review of the gaming industry in various countries in the Asia-Pacific region. This valuable resource thoroughly details the history, the operational issues, and the impact of casino gaming in Australia, Korea, Macao, and Southeast Asia—and the Pachinko phenomenon in Japan. International authorities discuss crucial issues that involve policy makers and casino developers, allowing industry players a global perspective as they consider various important viewpoints in their long-range planning.

Casino Industry in Asia Pacific is organized into three sections: Development, Operation, and Impact. Chapters in the Development section provide a thorough history of gaming for Australia, Japan, Korea, Macao, and Southeast Asia. Laws and regulations are also reviewed for each location. In the Operation section, each chapter analyzes an important casino operational issue, including regulations, licensing and due diligence, internal control and auditing, and rolling commissions. The last section reviews the economic and social impacts for various regions. Chinese culture and gaming are also examined in detail to illustrate the intertwined relationship between gaming and people’s daily life. Extensive bibliographies, helpful tables, and fascinating photographs are also included.

Casino Industry in Asia Pacific discusses:
  • casino history and gaming legislation in Australia, Korea, and Macao
  • Japan’s form of gambling—Pachinko
  • gaming in Southeast Asia
  • suggestions for Asian gaming jurisdictions
  • casino licensing investigations
  • accounting, internal controls, and casino auditing
  • the use of non-negotiable chips
  • the societal and economic impacts of gaming in Australia
  • the impacts of casinos in Korea
  • gaming and Chinese culture

Casino Industry in Asia Pacific: Development, Operation, and Impact is an essential resource for graduate students, advanced undergraduate students, educators, researchers, gaming policymakers and lobbyists, concerned civic organization leaders and members, casino developers and executives, hotel professionals, travel and tourism professionals, and anyone interested in the gaming industry.


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