Aruze Gaming Appoints Robert Blair as Global General Counsel

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 16, 2019) – PRNewswire – Aruze Gaming America, Inc. and Aruze Gaming (Hong Kong) Ltd. (Hong Kong) (“Aruze” or the “company”), announces the promotion of Mr. Robert “Bob” Blair to Global General Counsel.  As Global General Counsel, he will exercise management responsibilities over corporate legal affairs, lead corporate strategic and tactical legal and contractual initiatives, provide senior management with effective advice on company strategies and subsequent implementation, manage the legal and contracts function, and oversee the work of outside counsel.  Mr. Blair has been with Aruze since November 2017 when he was hired as the Global Senior IP Counsel and most recently served as the Global Deputy General Counsel.

“It is an honor to promote Bob to Global General Counsel,” President Rob Ziems said in announcing the promotion. “As a legal, patent, and gaming veteran, Bob brings an incredible amount of strength and wisdom to Aruze. His impact is felt across the company. In this new capacity, his expertise will continue to lead and guide the global organization as we continue to expand and enter into new and exciting areas of business.”

Prior to Mr. Blair’s tenure at Aruze Gaming, he served as Counsel and U.S. Patent Attorney for EIP US LLP, an international patent law firm, VP of Patents at Unwired Planet, Intellectual Property Counsel for Okada West (an Aruze subsidiary), and also served as Associate General Counsel – Intellectual Property at International Game Technology for over seven years.

Mr. Blair received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver College of Law and his Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering degree from the University of Nevada-Reno, where he was also a 5-year member of Division I Football and won three conference championships.

Aruze Gaming Launches Historic Big Payouts

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – September 3, 2019 – Aruze Gaming America, Inc and Aruze Gaming Macau Ltd. (“Aruze”) launches big payouts on their popular Fu Lai Cai Lai linked progressive at City of Dreams Manila in Manila, Philippines.

City of Dreams Manila has teamed up with Aruze to launch Aruze’s largest Grand Jackpot start-up, PHP 50 million (USD $984 thousand) on the exciting Fu Lai Cai Lai series.

“We are honored to have such a great long-standing relationship with City of Dreams Manila.  Starting a jackpot at a staggering PHP 50 million shows a tremendous amount of confidence in our new Muso Triple-27 cabinet and Fu Lai Cai Lai series”, said Ms. Selena Che, Sales Manager of Aruze Gaming Macau Ltd. “Our Philippines Research and Development team continues to listen to the Asia Pacific region and designs games that resonate with players in our markets.  It’s great to see a homegrown game like Fu Lai Cai Lai be accepted.”

“Working with Aruze and getting the most out of their latest games and technology allows us to enhance and elevate our customers’ overall experience. The new jackpot, a first in Fu Lai Cai Lai, will surely bring more fun and thrills,” said Mr. Kevin Benning, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of City of Dreams Manila.

For additional information about Aruze’s Fu Lai Cai Lai series or other products, please contact Aruze Gaming Macau Ltd. at


About City of Dreams Manila

City of Dreams Manila is operated by Melco Resorts Leisure (PHP) Corporation, a subsidiary of Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation.  The luxury integrated resort in Entertainment City delivers unparalleled entertainment, lifestyle and hospitality experiences with aggregated gaming space, three luxury hotel brands ranked Five and Four Stars by Forbes Travel Guide – Nuwa, Nobu and Hyatt Regency; more than 21 dining outlets, wellness amenities, and prime entertainment facilities that include DreamPlay, the DreamWorks-inspired interactive play space, and The Garage, a VR Zone and food park. Via the NAIA Expressway, the complex is a 15-minute ride from the international airports.

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About Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation

Integrated casino developer Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation is a subsidiary of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ:”MLCO”), the developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment casino resort facilities in Asia and Europe.  It developed City of Dreams Manila, which is managed and operated by Melco Resorts Leisure (PHP) Corporation.

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