Friday, April 10, 2020

Japan

Some pachinko firms defy state of emergency declaration

While the largest pachinko companies Dynam and Maruhan quickly announced the suspension of operations of their outlets in the seven prefectures covered by the...

Yokohama anti-casino groups suspend signature drive over Covid-19

The confrontation between the Yokohama municipal government and anti-casino citizen groups extended yet further over the approach to the state of emergency declaration and...

Japan enforces “state of emergency” closures in seven urban prefectures

The Shinzo Abe government has ordered Covid-19 related state of emergency closures in seven prefectures, including Tokyo and Osaka, which also applies to gaming...

Wakayama governor sticks with current IR development schedule

Wakayama Governor Yoshinobu Nisaka on Monday pushed forward with his own prefecture’s timeline for IR development, dismissing the impact of Covid-19 on the global...

Osaka accepts IR delay and gives up on pre-World Expo opening

Osaka has thrown in the towel on the prefectural government’s long-cherished cherished prospect of opening its Yumeshima IR before the 2025 World Expo. Osaka Mayor...

Yokohama City Council passes IR budget over fierce citizen protest

The Yokohama City Council passed on Tuesday a JPY400 million (US$3.6 million) research budget for its IR development initiative at Yamashita Pier, but in...

IR operators begin to close offices and withdraw from Hokkaido

IR operators that have been hoping that Hokkaido would revive its IR bid appear to be concluding that it is time to throw in...

Tokyo goes under soft lockdown

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike announced on Wednesday night a series of measures that amounted to a soft lockdown of the Tokyo Metropolitan District. The governor...

Tokyo Olympics to be postponed by one year: IOC member

The 2020 Olympic Games will be postponed by one year, said a member of the International Olympic Committee Dick Pound.  "On the basis of the...
online Gaming

Asia affiliates begin to come of age

The Asian igaming sector continues to attract high levels of interest from betting and casino operators targeting markets such as Thailand, Vietnam or Indonesia and, of course, China; which remains by far the biggest of them all.

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