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Investigating casino event management integration: The case of East and South Asia casinos

Tzu-Wei (Arwen) Huang; Wan-Yu (Quentina) Tseng; Jing-Yao (Jerry) Lin; Ching-Xiong (Dennis) Tay

The aim of this study is to investigate the gap of event management in East and South Asia’s casinos throughout the information provided by casinos on their websites. Main objective is to identify the differences and similarities of event holding in East and South Asia’s casinos and suggest future directions for casino managers and event organizers. Four research questions were developed to provide ourselves a goal, as well as to further our understanding of our investigation. There are two steps to structure our study. First is to evaluate the performance of 138 casino’s websites, which were obtained from worldcasinodirectory. com  by using a website evaluation tool that we have constructed. In the second step, we conduct a content analysis for the website so we can identify what kind of events are organized in the area on our samples. The data of the content analysis provides a comparison of events in our sampling, such as the event’s size, type, and frequency of holding an event. We believe that our research would contribute to event organizers and large scale corporations to give them an insight on the overall efficiency of websites, as well as the frequency of events around East and South Asian casinos.

SUBMITTED: AUG 2016, REVISION SUBMITTED: NOV 2016. ACCEPTED: DEC 2016. REFEREED ANONYMOUSLY. PUBLISHED ONLINE: 27 MARCH 2017. JEL Classification: L83, M1, O1.
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