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Vietnam puts casinos on conditional list for foreign investors

Vietnam has placed casinos on a list of 59 business sectors in which conditions are placed on foreign investment.
Vo Nguyen Giap

Danang Finance Center part of $8 billion investment by IPPG

A few more details have become available regarding the international finance center to be built in Danang - Vietnam, which is set to feature a trading center, casino, and high-end entertainment and luxury apartments.
Danang approval ceremony

Macau estimates cut, Korea lags and Weidner eyes Danang

For those of you just returning to your desks after the Easter break, it’s been a busy few days in terms of news in the Asian gaming industry, from a potential new mega project in Vietnam, to the latest on the impact of the Covid pandemic and more details about Japan’s casino regulation.

Weidner eyes Danang IR/financial centre project

Casino tycoon Bill Weidner is reportedly planning to build a "Marina Bay Sands-style" integrated resort and financial centre in Danang, central Vietnam.
Sega Sammy, diceman

Sega Sammy: DICEMAN debuts in Asia

SEGA SAMMY CREATION INC. is excited to announce that our latest slot game “DICEMAN” with a 2-level Progressive Jackpot has been released in the Asian market with the exception of Macau.
Hoiana

Suncity cutting costs at Hoiana, seeks expansion ops.

Suncity Group Holdings says it’s putting cost cutting initiatives in place to enable its flagship Hoiana resort in Vietnam to ride out the pandemic storm and continues to explore international opportunities.

SunCity Group says Hoiana had adjusted EBITDA loss of $32m

SunCity Group said its Hoiana integrated resort in Vietnam has generating revenue of $4.8 million since its preview in June last year and had an adjusted EBITDA loss of about $32 million.

Vietnam’s Royal International continues its stock price rollercoaster

Royal International Corp, the owner of Royal Ha Long casino hotel in Vietnam, has seen a dramatic fall in its stock prices after its equally dramatic rise since January.
Mario Hardy, Pacific Asia Travel Association

PATA CEO sees slow recovery, but optimism for future

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) CEO Dr. Mario Hardy sees a slow recovery for Asia’s tourism markets, though remains optimistic about the future of travel.
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Vingroup’s “sleepless city” IR to open April 21

Vietnam real-estate giant Vingroup Group has announced it will officially open it's long-awaited $2.8 billion Phu Quoc United Center "Sleepless City" on April 21, 2021. 
life after pogos

Life After POGOs – AGB Pop-Up Forum

The Philippines and Asia’s online gaming industry is going through uncertain times, with the gaming regulator seeing more and more operators leaving the country for greener pastures.
AGB Webinar - Acquiring and Retaining iGaming Customers

Acquiring & Retaining iGaming Customers

In this AGB Webinar Series, we covered the newest strategies for iGaming player acquisition and retention.
Asia Gaming Briefings, april 2021

Asia Gaming Briefings – April 2021 Edition

In this April edition of Asia Gaming Briefings we take the pulse of how the North Asia jurisdictions of Japan, Korea and the Russian Far East have fared.
Agbriefings February 21

Asia Gaming Briefings – Feb 2021 Edition

The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.
asia gaming briefings Dec 20

Asia Gaming Briefings – Dec 2020 Edition

Over the years, many of the answers have been remarkably prescient in their forecasts for the near-term direction of Asia’s gaming industry. However, we can safely say that no one came anywhere close to guessing what 2020 may have had in store.