Thursday, January 21, 2021

Japan

Clarion to host first Japan Gaming Congress in May

Clarion Events said the first Japan Gaming Congress is scheduled to be held in Tokyo on the 14th/15th/16th May 2014 and will feature keynote...

Japan submits casino bill to parliament

Japanese lawmakers from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party submitted a bill to legalize casinos to parliament. The bill was jointly put forward with the...

Qihoo buys stake in KLab for $5.79 million, to jointly develop games

China’s Qihoo has bought a 2.56 percent stake in mobile-game developer KLab  for $5.79 million and the two companies plan to work together to...

Japan casino bill takes step forward with ruling party panel approval

A panel of lawmakers from Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party has approved a bill legalizing casinos in the country, paving the way for the...

Lawmaker casts doubt on casino bill submission in current session

Lawmaker Natsuo Yamaguchi, the leader of Japan’s New Komeito party, told Bloomberg in an interview that a bill to legalize casinos may not be...

Mitsui Fudosan to team with Fuji Media, Kajima for casino project

Mitsui Fudosan Co, Japan’s biggest property developer, is teaming up with media firm Fuji Media Holdings and builder Kajima Corp. to develop a proposed...

Sega Sammy interim revenue boosted by pachinko business

Sega Sammy said revenue in the six months through September gained  51 percent to 162.2 billion yen ($1.64 billion), boosted by a 31 percent...

Melco ready for push into Japan, Ho Says

Melco Crown Chief Executive Lawrence Ho says the company is fielding enquiries from major companies about partnering on potential projects in Japan, ahead of...

Casino heavyweights eye potential Japan sites, seek local partners

The world’s biggest casino companies, including Las Vegas Sands, MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment, SJM Holdings and Melco Crown have all begun scouting for...

Tokyo court dismisses Okada’s defamation suit against Wynn Resorts

A Tokyo court has dismissed a defamation suit from Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada that sought $114 million in damages from Wynn Resorts, Steve Wynn...
Life After Pogos

Life After POGOs – AGB Dossier

This Dossier results from the “Life After POGOs” editorial project by Asia Gaming Brief which culminated with a pop-up digital forum on 9th December to discuss potentials ramifications in the industry.

Australian market report: How to adapt to the new normal

Covid-19 forced the rapid and unexpected closure of venues across Australia, changing the operating environment with unprecedented speed and leaving managers scrambling to adapt...
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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.
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.
AGB Webinar Attracting Players, Not Fraudsters

Attracting players, not fraudsters

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.
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.
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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.
asia gaming briefings OCT 20

Asia Gaming Briefings – Oct 2020 Edition

Before the Covid-19 crisis, tourism in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region was at a record high, on track to welcome 80 million visitors in 2019, generating some $90 billion in revenue.