Monday, May 27, 2019

Hokkaido shifts to the slow lane on IR policy

The central government’s delay in firming up the regulatory framework for the IR industry appears to have convinced new Hokkaido Governor Naomichi Suzuki that he might as well shift to a slower lane as well, taking more time to decide his basic policy on whether or not to pursue an IR bid.

Dynam’s slot machine ambitions appear limited

Dynam Japan Holdings, the nation’s largest pachinko operator by number of halls, has developed its first slot machine for the Macau market in cooperation with Singapore-based Weike Gaming Technology, but its near-term ambitions appear to be limited.

Collaborative approach needed to address gambling addiction

Japan’s need to confront gambling addiction is immediate and will require a collaborative approach to be fully effective, according to Laura McAllister Cox, vice-president of regulatory compliance and legal counsel for Rush Street Japan, one of the international IR operators interested in gaining a license in a regional market.

Jumbo catching market attention with fish game

Jumbo Technology said its fishing  game has seen a lot of success since its launch at G2E Asia last year, with two IRs going live this year and a couple of others also coming online.

Tourist tax will affect city’s tourism: Ambrose So

SJM chief executive officer Ambrose So said he believes a tourism tax imposed on visitors will “certainly affect the...

Consumer protection measures come into effect across Australia

Certain gambling inducements have now been banned across Australia, after a number of measures from the National Consumer Protection...

Sands China joins list of operators offering CPF scheme

Employees of Sands China will be able to enroll in the government-promoted Non-Mandatory Central Provident Fund (CPF) Scheme starting...

Okada files complaint against TRLEI officials

Embattled gaming mogul Kazuo Okada has fired back against officials of Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment Inc. (TRLEI), accusing...

Content and innovation key to success in Asia’s online slots market

It wouldn’t be fair to say that anyone enquiring about the Asian gaming scene faces a wall of silence when it comes to the specifics of the market but there is an element of the-first-rule-of-fight-club about it all.

PAGCOR’s targeting of Europe hits the spot

The news at the start of the year that PAGCOR was promoting the advantages of gambling operators from the UK and Europe basing themselves in the Philippines comes at an interesting time in the development of Europe’s jurisdictional map.

 

AGB receives government endorsement for Mekong Gaming Summit

Asia Gaming Brief is delighted to announce that it has received official endorsement from H.E. Academician General Aun Pornmoniroth, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of...

Offering table games and more

Table game technology has come a very long way from the days of the “dumb table”. As operators and their customers become more demanding,...

The best gaming story ever told

The Asia Gaming Tree Reunion, held on May 22 at Bene Sheraton at Sands Cotai Central, is set to be an eventful night. Not...

Asia Gaming Brief launches jobs seeker’s service

Asia Gaming Brief has launched a new job seeker’s service, providing access to the most up-to-date employment opportunities in both the land-based and online...

Midsummer Networking Social, 21 June, Manila

We'll be celebrating the solstice once again at the next Asian Gaming Networking Social, to be held from 6.30 - 9.30 on Friday 21...

Australasian Gaming Expo & Seminar 2019

Featuring well over 200 exhibitors, and welcoming more than 6,000 attendees across 19,000 square meters of exhibition space, the Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) is the biggest hospitality...

Mekong Gaming Summit 2019

Due to take place at the Sofitel in Phnom Penh from 10-11 September 2019, the Mekong Gaming Summit 2019 will gather operators, regulators, ministers,...

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