Webinars 網路研討會

SiGMA Europe Virtual Expo (25 Nov 2020)

Will Europe Embrace IRs? | SiGMA

​A discussion about the definition, history and success of Integrated Resorts in Las Vegas and Asia; whether the upcoming IRs in Cyprus and Athens will work; Why hasn't Europe embraced IRs in the past, and if does in the future, , where would be an ideal location. 

Annie Siara, 86 Connects (Moderator)

Alidad Tash, 2NT8 Limited

Andrew Tottenham, Tottenham & Co.


SiGMA TV (6 Oct 2020)

What's going on with Japan? Part 2 of 2 | SiGMA

​Interview #4 with Yanni Collins from SiGMA about Japan’s potential introduction of casinos. Continuing on from the first half, Part 2 covered these topics:


7. Target consumer of the IRs and tourism in Japan

8. Why has it taken such a long time?

9. Why are some people against IR/casino in Japan?

10. How many cities have expressed interest in IRs? 

11. How has COVID19 affected the Japan IR plans? 

12. The attitude of the new prime minister toward IRs

13. Unique challenges that the foreign operators will face

14. Impact of IRs on the Pachinko industry, and vice versa

15. Will an online gaming industry impact IR in Japan? 

Yanni Collins, SiGMA (Moderator)

Alidad Tash, 2NT8 Limited

SiGMA TV (6 Oct 2020)

What's going on with Japan? Part 1 of 2 | SiGMA

​Interview #3 with Yanni Collins from SiGMA about Japan’s potential introduction of casinos. It‘s been split into two parts. Part 1 covered these topics:

1. Why will Japan be a big market?
2. What’s Pachinko?
3. Why do they use the term IR in Japan?
4. What has already been approved?
5. What hasn’t been decided yet?
6. How big of a market will it be?

Yanni Collins, SiGMA (Moderator)

Alidad Tash, 2NT8 Limited

SiGMA TV (8 Sep 2020)

From Gaming Monopoly to the Gaming Capital of the World: Spotlight on Macau's Evolution | SiGMA

​Interview #2 with Yanni Collins of SiGMA about Macau’s evolution from its rise, key players, and how the upcoming US elections could affect the extension of the gaming licenses. Here's a rundown by topic:

00:01> Intro / bio
00:28> Macao COVID-19 update since Interview #1
02:02> Impact of the tourist visa resumption from China
03:47> How did Macao becoming the world's gaming capital?
08:08> Three gaming licenses and six gaming companies?
10:55> What is the hold up with the gaming licenses?
12:41> Effect of US elections on gaming license extension
15:27> Next steps… end

Yanni Collins, SiGMA (Moderator)

Alidad Tash, 2NT8 Limited

SiGMA TV (17 Aug 2020)

Macau reopens for business | SiGMA

​Interview by Yanni Collins of SiGMA about what's been going on in Macao, and what will happens now, after the resumption of tourists visas from mainland China. Here's the rundown:

00:01> Intro / bio
01:32> Macao history, background
03:31> Medical response to COVID-19
05:36> Revenue declines since COVID-19
07:25> Impact of the IVS resumption
11:47> When will things go back to normal?
14:37> Online gaming and proxy betting in Macao?
18:28> Next steps… end

Yanni Collins, SiGMA (Moderator)

Alidad Tash, 2NT8 Limited


Interview with 86 Connects (16 Jun 2020)

Connecting businesses to high-value Chinese consumers

​Interview by Annie Siara, CEO and Founder of 86 connects, originally conducted in March 2020, later edited to fit in to post-lock-down world in June 2020. Topics discussed were: The Chinese player's mindset, behavior and top tips on how to tailor a European casinos to entice Chinese players.

Annie Siara, 86 Connects (Moderator)

Alidad Tash, 2NT8 Limited


ICE Asia digital (8 Jun 2020)

Webinar panel: Outlook for Asia Gaming in a Post-COVID-19 World

The panel focused on the state of play across Asia; how their post-Covid recovery strategies differ; predictions on how Asian Gaming will change over the next 18 months, and which markets will recover soonest / latest 

Alidad Tash, 2NT8 Limited (Moderator)

Kevin Clayton, MegaBrands

Vitaly Umansky, Bernstein

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MdME Lawyers Webinar (28 Apr 2020)

Webinar panel Discussion: Macau Gaming Tourism: The Road to Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted lives, businesses and institutions on a global scale. The tourism industry, dependent on the ability of people to travel safely, has been particularly affected. Macau was one of the first large-scale integrated resort destinations to undergo a border lock-down. It may also be the first to start reopening to visitors. In this webinar, a panel of industry experts from different fields will share the Macau experience, discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead and give its opinion on how Macau, and its gaming operators, may lead the road to recovery.


Rui Proença, MdME Lawyers (Moderator)
Alidad Tash, 
2NT8 Limited

Lloyd Robson, Aristocrat Technologies

Nuno Martins, SJM

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Rui Cunha Foundation Webinar (15 Apr 2020)

Webinar panel Discussion: Macau's Gaming Industry Beyond COVID-19

Questioning starts at [16:00]

The panel discussed the pros and cons and likelihood of lowering taxes on casinos in macau in an effort to saving wages and jobs in the industry, affected by Covid-19; geopolitical issues; foreign workers; recovery scenarios, among other subjects.

Jose Carlos Matias, Journalist (Moderator)
Alidad Tash, 
2NT8 Limited

Óscar Alberto Madureira, Lawyer at Lektou

Prof. Carlos Noronha, University of Macau