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Interview with Bobby Soper: Expansion in Korea and hopes for Japan [video]

Bobby Soper, the newly appointed international president at Mohegan Sun, talks to Asia Gaming Brief about the group’s vision for its resort in Incheon, South Korea and aspirations for a license in Nagasaki, Japan. He says the group’s entertainment-focused, non-gaming model will help to cushion Mohegan from the notorious volatility in South Korea’s foreigner-only casino market.

Bobby Soper to lead Mohegan’s Korea and Japan campaigns

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment has announced that Bobby Soper has been appointed to the new role of International President, a role in which he will oversee all aspects of the firm’s efforts related to both the Inspire Korea Project in South Korea and the joint bid for an integrated resort license in Nagasaki with Oshidori International.

Korea IR a rollercoaster, hopes for 2Q23 opening: Soper

Bobby Soper, international president of Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment says he is hoping to open the Inspire Integrated Resort in South Korea in the second or third quarter of 2023. 

Smart Racing Park to boost Incheon visitation

Paradise SegaSammy’s Phase 2 development will include the development of a “Smart Racing Park,” with Incheon International Airport, which is expected to provide a significant boost to visitation of the zone.

Mohegan Gaming raises $1.55b for Inspire Korea, sees opening in 2023

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment said it has raised $1.55 billion in financing for its South Korean integrated resort, which it now expects to open in 2023. 

Foreigner-only casinos face uncertain future, slow recovery

South Korea’s foreigner-only casinos are struggling with slumping revenue, stalled projects and job losses, with immediate prospects for post-Covid recovery looking bleak.

Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: Operational changes to come from Crown royal commissions

Julian Hoskins, Principal at Senet, and former general counsel at Tabcorp, has listed five practical and operational changes to the Australian gaming industry as a result of the recent royal commissions into Crown Resorts. Our Face-to-Face interview sheds light on what those will be.

Mohegan names Pineault president and CEO

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment has announced the appointment of Ray Pineault as its new president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. 

Mohegan’s Incheon theme park may face long delay/revision

Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment's planned outdoor theme park at its integrated resort in South Korea may face long delays and plans are being revised, local media reports.

Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: China steps up cross border crackdown

It’s a cloudy day for the gaming industry today. In South Korea, whilst Lotte Tour has finally received the government nod to open its Jeju Dream Tower casino last week, the pandemic has made it difficult to determine an exact day for its grand opening.