Union Gaming Securities Asia analysts expressed concern that the region's level of economic growth cannot support the planned $65 billion in casino development. "The reality is that the current pipeline in just the existing markets (forget about Japan for now) requires EBITDA in Asia to literally double. ... The math simply doesn't work from a GDP perspective (excepting Japan)," the analysts write.
Complexity Gaming's 11,000-square-foot headquarters in Frisco, Texas, is designed to make esports participants feel like professional athletes. It features training areas that simulate competition venues, plus a lab, Mind Gym, Decompression Porch and more.
This year's James Beard Awards was unprecedented for the number of non-white attendees and ethnically diverse winners, a change supported by the foundation's newfound emphasis on inclusion. Entry fees were waived for first-time submitters and during the first two weeks after the nomination period opened, and committees were instructed to increase diversity in their judges and awardees as well.
The percentage of male managers who are uncomfortable mentoring, socializing with or working one-on-one with women increased 32% this year to 60%, according to a survey from SurveyMonkey and LeanIn.org. Senior-level men were also 12 times more likely to hesitate when considering having one-on-one meetings with women and nine times more likely to be uncomfortable traveling with a junior woman for work when compared to junior male employees.
It's easier than ever to earn hotel and airline points, but deciding how best to use them can be tricky, writes Julie Weed. Nick Ewen, senior points and miles editor at the Points Guy website, recommends comparing redemption values before deciding whether to use cash or points to pay for airline tickets or hotel stays.
Skift columnist Laura Powell delves into the science of color to better understand how luxury hotels develop their logos. "Hospitality brands often opt for classic colors like black, gold, and blue to create a mature, trustworthy and sophisticated impression on potential customers," said Pam Webber of global creative platform 99designs.
Actress Priyanka Chopra completed her look at the Cannes Film Festival with a modern take on the classic cat eye, created by makeup artist Morgane Martini. "She's already a bombshell with her full brows, big brown eyes, and pillowy lips; I wanted to add a cool and modern twist," Martini said.
Summer is the time for short hair, and celebrities model more than 80 hot looks for short locks. Sanaa Lathan sports short natural curls, Ginnifer Goodwin and Cardi B. rock pixie cuts and others show off the versatility of bobs and lobs.
Wella Design Team artist Whitney Parr shares tips on creating the many shades of blonde that clients seek as summer approaches. She advises stylists to choose a low developer, opt for a darker toner for longer-term results and use a gloss to seal in the color.