Monday, September 20, 2021


NUSTAR, Cebu’s first IR, on track to open in March, 2022

NuStar Resort & Casino will be the first IR on Cebu, when it opens in March next year, marking a milestone in tourism and gambling development.

Social chatter eats into betting volumes

Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith said the company has seen a strong recovery in sports betting volumes since live events returned.

Operators need space for innovation

Jane Tsai, managing partner of JCT Holdings, said she expects demand in Asia to be stronger than ever once vaccinations are rolled out and travel resumes.

All is not lost if Okonogi wins this Sunday: Cheng

Hachiro Okonogi, an anti-IR candidate with majority LDP backing remains being tipped as the most likely winner of this Sunday’s mayoral race in Yokohama, though gaming and hospitality expert Daniel Cheng says this does not necessarily mean it's all over for an IR in the city. 

Operational changes to come from Crown royal commissions

Julian Hoskins, Principal at Senet, and former general counsel at Tabcorp, says he expects five main operational changes to the Australian gaming industry as a result of the recent royal commissions into Crown Resorts. 

Have Japan’s regulators cooked the golden goose?

Global Market Advisors partner Brendan Bussmann says Japan's regulators haven't quite cooked the golden goose, but they're getting close.



Asia Gaming Briefings - September edition 2021

Asia Gaming Briefings – September 2021 Edition

With major sporting events set to resume their Autumn schedules and fresh off the back of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, our focus section in this September edition of Asia Gaming Briefings is on the sports betting world.