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Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: S. Korea outbound tourism demand explained

South Korea outbound tourists will likely become the most sought after market for Asia’s integrated resort operators this year, given China’s continued zero-covid stance, and Japan’s slow restart of international travel.

1XBet signs sponsorship accord with esports leader OG

International betting company 1xBet has signed a sponsorship agreement with one of the largest organisations in the world of esports – OG. The contract with the four-time winners of The International is for one year with an option to extend. Under the terms of the agreement, 1xBet partners with the OG Esports teams in two disciplines – CS:GO and Dota 2. 

MGM China board agrees to grant 480,000 share options

MGM China said its board of directors has agreed to grant 480,000 share options to eligible staff members, not including its CEO or directors.

Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: Illegal online gambling

It’s well documented that the pandemic has provided extra juice to an already rapidly growing online gambling industry.

Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: Casino logistics challenges

Global shipping and supply chains are still far from normal following the initial disruptions from the Covid pandemic and logistics companies are bracing for another likely hit from the gridlock in Shanghai’s port.

IGT installs CMS system, Peak49 cabinet in Philippines’ NUSTAR Resort

International Game Technology announced the first Asian installation of its Peak49 cabinets and the deployment of its IGT Advantage casinos management system at the newly opened NUSTAR Resort & Casino in the Philippines. 

Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: Philippines political jig begins

Ferdinand “Bong Bong” Marcos is set to become the Philippines new president, more than 30 years after his dictator father was ousted in a popular uprising.

MGM China hosts 10th business matching session to help SMEs

MGM China said it collaborated with Macao Chamber of Commerce (MCC) and 12 local youth associations to co-organize “MGM SME Business Matching - Young Entrepreneur Session”, with the support of the Economic and Technological Development Bureau (DSEDT), Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) and Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Center (CPTTM).

Marina Bay Sands gets platinum certification from Events Industry Council

Marina Bay Sands has achieved the world-class Events Industry Council (EIC) Sustainable Event Standards for Venues Platinum certification, the highest rating possible, affirming the integrated resort (IR)’s commitment to sustainable events and operations. 

Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: Betting on convergence

Light & Wonder, formerly Scientific Games, sold sports betting platform OpenBet last year to Endeavour for $1.2 billion.