Monday, November 30, 2020

Japan

Yokohama mayoral recall movement limping to the finish line

Unlike the very successful effort to gather signatures for a referendum on IR development, the signature-gathering campaign to recall Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi is limping its way toward its December 5 deadline, clearly destined to fall far short of the signature threshold that it needed.

Tomakomai city ready to assume financial burden for IR infrastructure

Tomakomai city, which is still trying to gain Hokkaido Governor Naomichi Suzuki’s support to make an IR bid, has indicated that the city is willing in principle to bear the maintenance cost of roads, water, and sewage facilities.

Japan ruling party to decide IR taxation policy in December

Understanding that the decisions on how IRs will be taxed in Japan is not an issue that can be left hanging, the senior ruling party politician Akira Amari has stated that these policies will be fixed before IR operators have been selected by the local governments. He later clarified that the policy would be decided next month.
Yumeshima

Delays and doubts over Yumeshima transport infrastructure

If the IR policy delays have created a threat to Yokohama’s plans that are primarily political, the deepest concerns for Osaka arguably relate to its effect on transportation infrastructure to the man-made island of Yumeshima.
Dynam Japan

Rough sailing for Japan’s pachinko industry

The board of Dynam Japan Holdings, the largest pachinko firm if measured by the number of its outlets, has provided some insight into how this industry has fared in the year of the coronavirus.

Nagasaki eyes January launch for RFP process

The Nagasaki Prefectural Government has published a revised timeline for IR development, including the launch of its RFP process in January.

Yokohama set to establish IR consortium selection committee

The Yokohama municipal government has announced that it will shortly launch its committee tasked with IR operator selection. The first meeting is scheduled for November 30.
Yukio Fujiki

Yokohama IR battle lines harden

Barring some truly dramatic event, it is already clear Yokohama faces a year of battle over IR development in 2021, pushing other public issues to the margins. Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi’s mayoral term comes to an end in August 2021.

Fujiki vows he would give his life to stop Yokohama casino construction

Yokohama Harbor Resort Association Chairman Yukio Fujiki has reiterated his adamant opposition to the construction of a casino at Yamashita Pier, going so far as to declare that he would give his life to stop it.

First meeting of the Yokohama Innovation IR Council held

Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi held the first meeting of the Yokohama Innovation IR Council with Kanagawa Governor Yuji Kuroiwa and others to discuss the implementation policies needed for IR development.

Getting through to the other side

We enter a week, and the final month of the year, with a global economy tipping wildly between extremes of optimism and pessimism.
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Knowledge trumps content in Asia’s complex i-gaming world

In Asia’s complex and diverse igaming landscape, having the right content means business success only if one more key ingredient is included - market knowledge. 

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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.
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With sports betting restarting we are now seeing traffic levels return to pre-COVID levels. The same is unfortunately true for fraudulent activities as operators tempt players, both new and existing, with lucrative bonuses and attractive game offerings.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Nov 2020 Edition

While nowhere in the world has escaped the economic fallout from the Covid-19 crisis, Macau has been hit harder than most, with forecasts for gross domestic product to shrink more than 50 percent this year.
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IN FOCUS: SPORTS BETTING Ball games bounce back. Major sporting events are slowly ramping up around the world and with them the drama and surprises, not all of them good for sports betting operators.