TGG boosts Asian VIP customer segment reach with world’s 1st Chinese Shooting Games showcased at London ICE Casino Gaming Technology Expo

(London) TGG Takara Gaming Group has successfully showcased the world 1st Chinese Shooting game “Fish Hunter” in a chance-based casino-graded gaming machine at ICE, the world largest Gaming Technology Expo last week in London, UK.

Fish Hunter is a real-time fish shooting simulation game with marvelous bonus features that has captured the video skill game market in China since it debut in 2009.  TGG’s engineering team has once again distinguished the game engine flexibility by the successful conversion of this famous shooting game onto a casino gaming floor in partnership with a China based video game manufacturer.  The innovative approach of the Chinese shooting game is now giving casino operators a whole new horizon of entertainment offering to their valuable Chinese VIP segment beyond the traditional Baccarat which has dominated the Macau market for over 5 decades.


TGG’s Co-founder & CEO Raymond Chan comments “With the world’s first Chinese shooting game now made possible for casino players via TGG open-source technology, I am excited to see the casino operators are now back in control to take the lead of the product offering to their very own valuable customer in the Asian VIP and mass market segment, which accounted for 95% of gaming revenue in Macau.  This could be the biggest thing of gaming innovation since the invention of slot machine 100 years ago and we are proud to be part of the team with casino operators and game manufacturers making that happens together.”

The Fish hunter has made it’s duet at the ICE totally gaming show 2018 successfully and it is expected to attract major video and mobile game manufacturers to join the development and bring the gaming industry towards the next chapter in conveying the brand new dimension of electronic gaming for casino floor.
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Hong Kong’s TGG to Showcase Asian Hottest Titles at ICE Totally Casino Gaming Technology Expo 2018

London – Takara Gaming Group (“TGG”) is set to bring the Asian hottest titles for casino gaming to the London ICE Totally Gaming Technology Expo 2018. With over 30,000 attendees from more than 150 countries, ICE Totally Gaming brings together international online and offline sectors. Featuring world-leading innovators drawn from the betting, bingo, casino, lottery, mobile, online, social and street sectors ICE provides a sensational, global perspective on all forms of latest casino gaming technology.

With the aim of bridging the gap between casino operators and Asian real-money gaming players, TGG has created the world’s first open-source gaming platform to provide significant freedom and flexibility for casino operators to build games with designers that meet global regulation requirements at only a fraction of time and cost.  By doing that, casino operators are now able to have a direct influence on the product creations with the game designers. This is a significant win-win result for the industry because for the first time the distance between game creators and operators are narrowing in all stages of game development, rather than waiting until the final product is created for the market.

Come and visit us at London ICE to learn more about the open-source gaming platform – Our team are looking forward in meeting you at Booth # N1-424.



TGG Co-founder Raymond Chan named “Asia Power 50 – Ones to   Watch” at the 10th Annual Asian Gaming Leaders Ranking

TGG received the award after being recognized by a panel of 50 expert judges in Asia by Inside Asian Gaming for TGG’s forward thinking open-platform technology, offering a Linux based robust game engine for the disruptive innovation gaming product to run on for the land based casino operators worldwide.

Mr. Chan co-founded TGG in 2014 and created the largest open-source casino gaming platform on Earth with one goal in mind – bringing the disruptive design of gaming products to the casino floors by harnessing the global game developers together for this US$ 450 billions industry.  TGG is now having over 17 partners and 200 innovative gaming titles pending to deploy in 10 countries around Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

Raymond Chan, TGG Co-founder, and CEO, “It is an absolute honor to be named “Power 50 – Ones to Watch” in the 10th annual ranking of Asian Gaming Leaders.  It is all about our dedication to the industry since 2014 by building the world’s first open-source platform for disruptive creativities, making innovations possible for hundred of millions visitors enjoying casino entertainment worldwide.  We are looking forward to our 2018 expansion and more innovating gaming design to come soon on our platform.”

All the recipient of the “Asia Power 50” Award has been listed out in the IAG 2017 December in the Macau Edition:

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TGG Expands Asian Gaming Market Share with Korea KTC Approval

(Hong Kong) TGG Takara Gaming Group, the pioneer in gaming platform technology is proud to announce the Korea KTC Approval and signed gaming machine operation agreement with Futro Group at Majestar Casino, the biggest Korean casino in Jeju Island.

This latest venture opened up the market for TGG and its game manufacturers to participate in the highly regulated Asian gaming market.  The partnership is also expanding the brand recognition in the region and enhancing the international profiles as the game platform leaders in the Gaming industry.

The Co-founder and CEO of TGG Raymond Chan said, “Korea is a fundamental marketplace for the Asia Gaming and to see our product deploying there in the second half of 2017, is such a great obligation of the contribution we have committed as one of the vital components of our engagement to a market-led strategic management.”

Majestar Casino is located in Jeju Island which is a place that chosen as one of the new 7 wonders of Nature in Korea. Running as the biggest Casino in Jeju Island, the casino is having 3089 square metre large and contains dynamic games such as baccarat, blackjack, roulette games and slot machines; with such a competitive advantage in the market, it’s undoubtable that TGG will further enlarge its footprint into the Korea land-based gaming market in the future.

TGG is the creator of HIRO, the industry’s first open source Linux platform design primarily for electronic gaming machines.  Casino operators, game designers, and manufacturers can build games using TGG’s GLI-11 certified open platform with a distribution network in over 10 countries and gaming jurisdictions worldwide.


Strength of TGG Gaming Platform acknowledged with Deployment in Singapore

Singapore – TGG Takara Gaming Group, the leader in platform technology for gaming content, today announced it has gone live with casino content on the highly regulated Singapore Slot Club markets.

TGG CEO Raymond Chan said, “Singapore is a key marketplace for Asia Gaming and to see our product deploying here this month, is a recognition of the investment we have made as part of our commitment to a market led strategy.”

Singapore Slot Clubs have been around for decades. There are around 70 clubs in the country operating a total of around 1,700 gaming machines regulated by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS).  100% of the clubs’ profits are ploughed back into the Singapore local community.

TGG products are now deployed in two Singapore country clubs.  Initial TGG Gaming launch titles include classics such as 3-Kingdom, and will soon be supplemented by recent high performers such as Japanese Monster and the Chinese-Favours Rolling Gold.

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Japan Ingenuity – a TGG Story by Inside Asia Gaming

Macau – Inside Asian Gaming speaks to TGG Interactive co-founder Raymond Chan about the incredible potential Japan offers in regards to creativity and innovation for the gaming industry – By Ben Blaschke
For Hong Kong gaming technology company TGG Interactive, the opportunities Japan opens up for the gaming industry as a whole extend well beyond casino walls with the nation’s proud history of technological innovation and recreational game production ripe for the picking. “Most people, when they talk about Japan, focus on the casinos that are potentially going to open and the fact that it is going to be a huge market.” says TGG CEO and co-founder Raymond Chan in an exclusive interview with Inside Asian Gaming. “But from our point of view, the most important thing is that because Japan is such a huge market, it attracts a lot of innovation and a lot of talent from different companies. This creates a golden opportunity to find talent in Japan. “And it’s not just TGG that should rely on that. The whole casino gaming industry should be looking to Japan’s creativity as an opportunity,” says Chan, whose company has already made considerable inroads into the European, South American and more established Asian markets such as Macau, the Philippines, Cambodia and Korea. “This is the perfect opportunity for the industry as a whole to take advantage of Japanese innovation.”
Full Interviews available here at IAG Website :




Hong Kong’s TGG joining 420 Global CEOs and executives in Japan Gaming Congress 2017

TGG Takara Gaming Group, creator of the world’s first open operating system based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for casino gaming devices, is proud to be the supporting sponsor in the second edition of Japan Gaming Congress (JgC), which is taking place in Tokyo on 10 -11 May, 2017. The event features thought leaders including, Mark Frissora, CEO, Caesars Entertainment; John Raczka, Former VP Entertainment Development & Operations, Melco Crown Entertainment; Masayo Watanabe, Senior Manager Sub-Leader for the Integrated Resort Support Office, Ernst & Young Japan; Masahiro Terada, Senior Manager, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (Japan) and Ed Bowers, CEO and Representative Officer, MGM Resorts Japan, LLC.


The Co-founder & CEO of TGG, Mr. Raymond Chan is selected as the Speaker in the panel session of “Opportunities for local prefacture community and firms from various sectors”, discussing with other gaming experts about the opportunities and ideas that Japanese companies would have in the international gaming market as well as the local Japanese market.

Mr. Chan said,  We also discuss the current situation affecting the international Electronic Gaming market which is accounting for over 70% of gaming revenue in Las Vegas, and the entry barriers to the market from the USA, Europe to Australia and Asia, and soon to include Japan.”

hong-kongs-tgg-joining-420-global-ceos-executives-japan-gaming-congress-20172The recently released white paper by Global Market Advisors (GMA) suggests that ‘slot machines will have a far more prominent place’ in Japan’s ‘machine-centric gaming culture’. The study projects that slots will initially take up 45% of Japan casino gaming floors. Base on the study, Japan has the ability to generate $10.9 billion to $24.2 billion in gaming revenue based on the scenarios outlined in the study,” continues Raymond, “Japan has been preparing itself as potential gaming hub in Asia for a long time and it is the third largest economy in the world. There’s no doubt that the local economy will be benefited.”

Following the recent approval of the Integrated Resort Promotion Bill, Japan enters a new era having legalized gaming. With an estimated $40bn market at stake reported by Bloomberg, people from various industries are targeting this lucrative market.

A three day educational forum that offer clear, practical insight and understanding into the casino legislation in Japan. Held at the Grand Hyatt in Roppongi, the congress is expected to draw strong participation from both domestic and international firms interested in the development of integrated resorts in Japan.

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Hong Kong – Hong Kong-based gaming technology company TGG has strengthened its position in the global gaming market by achieving GLI-11 certification from Gaming Laboratories International, the world’s leading gaming certification organisation. 

TGG develops platforms primarily for the casino gaming market, as well as games for the casual, “free to play” market, a growth sector that itself generates, through advertising, much like social media, annual revenue of between US$35 billion and US$50 billion. 

GLI-11 certification acknowledges that TGG’s Linux-powered Open Gaming Platform meets the industry’s highest global standards for security and stability. This means TGG joins a select group of players in a casino gaming industry estimated to be almost US$400 billion in size. Raymond Chan, co-founder and CEO, believes this to be a first for any Hong Kong technology company. “We are one of the few GLI-accredited company in Asia, and one of not more than 20 in the world,” said Mr Chan.

Fostering Innovation

He described the concept as a fresh approach to fostering innovation for the electronic gaming industry by offering game developers and operators significant freedom and flexibility to design gaming products that meet global regulation requirements, and the possibility to extend beyond gaming by its social platform integration.

“Being the first Hong Kong gaming technology company to be awarded GLI-11 certification puts us in the best position now to provide long-term value to our global customers, partners and regulators,” Mr Chan said. “GLI’s global capabilities will enable TGG to more effectively meet the needs of the gaming industry, further increases TGG coverage with the top-tier global gaming markets.”

In another development, TGG announced in April a partnership agreement with leading Japan-based pachinko gaming studio, Prime Works, in Tokyo and Osaka. Mr Chan said that the quality of Japanese game creations and the added capabilities they offer will enable TGG to more effectively meet the needs of the casino gaming industry at large.”

TGG’s headquarters are located in Hong Kong with an R&D laboratory at the City University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) Research Institute. Its products are now being deployed around the globe including Mexico, Peru, Serbia, Singapore and South Korea.

Reported by Hong Kong Trade Development Council


The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC; Chinese: 香港貿易發展局) is a statutory body established in 1966 as the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based manufacturers, traders and service providers. The organisation has more than 40 offices around the world, including 13 on the Chinese mainland. The HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and Asia, with opportunities in Hong Kong and on the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online.

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Hong Kong’s TGG Ventures Into Japan’s $40 Billion Gaming Market, Joining Forces with Leading Tokyo Gaming Studio

Tokyo – TGG, the Hong Kong-based gaming technology company, has further strengthened its market position in Japan through a recent partnership agreement with leading Japan-based pachinko gaming studio – Prime Works, in Tokyo and Osaka.

“TGG’s commitment to fostering innovation in electronic casino gaming has been significantly strengthened by teaming up with our very first partner from Japan and a 10-year Japan Gaming Veteran in the pachinko gaming creation sector,” said Raymond Chan, TGG.’s co-founder and CEO.  “The quality of Japanese game creations and the added capabilities they offer will enable TGG to more effectively meet the needs of the casino gaming industry at large.”

Prime Works is the first Japan-based gaming studio to have recently joined the HIRO platform, a turnkey solution developed by TGG to create an open gaming marketplace that connects game developers and the lucrative global casino gaming markets.  Since 2008 Prime Works has been a leading pachinko design company in Japan with game studios in Tokyo and Osaka.  In partnership with TGG, Prime Works’ game designers will team up with TGG’s engineers to bring the very best Japanese gaming creations to the global, real-money gaming market on the HIRO platform, and release them along the TGG global casino distribution network.

With the recent announcement concerning the legalising of casinos by Japan’s parliament, the Japanese casino gaming market offers enormous future potential.  Investment bank CLSA estimates that Japan could emerge as a $40 billion a year gaming market, almost 2x larger than Macau at $27.1 billion and 6x of the Las Vegas Strip at $6.3 billion.

Since 2008 Prime Works has been a leading pachinko design company in Japan with game studios in Tokyo and Osaka. In partnership with TGG, Prime Works’ game designers will team up with TGG’s engineers to bring the very best Japanese gaming creations to the global, real-money gaming market on the HIRO platform, and release them along the TGG distribution network.

Via the HIRO API, specifically designed for electronic gaming, Japan game developers can now focus their attentions fully on content development. At the same time they can also enjoy reduced certification periods and fewer distribution barriers of the highly regulated casino gaming markets worldwide, which will soon include Japan in the near future.