Friday, April 16, 2021

Japan

Osaka Mayor Matsui

Osaka remains stuck with a single bidder

The Osaka government announced on Tuesday that its effort to briefly reopen its RFP process to additional IR consortiums, did not result in any new takers.
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.
Resorts World Las Vegas

RWLV on track for Summer opening

Genting’s $4.3 billion Resorts World Las Vegas remains on track to open this summer and says it has received strong local support and excitement about the opening from potential patrons.

Japan sets May 9th for consultation on casino rules

Japan's Casino Regulatory Commission has published its draft guidelines for the regulation of its integrated resort industry and has set May 9th as its date for public opinion. 
Yoshihide Suga elected

Suga government slips on IR messaging

It's well over six months into the administration of Yoshihide Suga, but the government has given scarce information about its IR development plans.
Japan parliament

Japan’s leading opposition party makes casino abolishment “basic policy”

The leading opposition party in Japan, the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, published a list of its basic or fundamental policies this week, including a pledge to abolish casinos.

Moe Murakami to lead Oshidori’s CSR efforts in Nagasaki

Oshidori International Development has announced the appointment of Moe Murakami to lead its local CSR efforts as the firm aims to win its bid to become Nagasaki’s IR partner against two rival bids.

Universal Entertainment seeks IR business listing on US stock exchange

Universal Entertainment has announced that it is moving forward with its investigation of how it might best gain a listing on the US stock exchange for its IR business. The company has been seeking a suitable special purpose acquisition company.

MGM Japan promotes hospitality program with Kansai Gaidai University

MGM Japan, hoping to build a major IR at Osaka’s Yumeshima island, is drawing attention to its recently concluded hospitality education program that it supported in partnership with Kansai Gaidai University.

Japan ruling party “quietly watches” Akimoto bribery trial

Government spokesmen and ruling party executives in Japan refrained from making extensive comments about the start of the trial of former Senior Vice Minister Tsukasa Akimoto on charges of accepting bribes from 500 .com and witness tampering. LDP Secretary-General Toshihiro Nikai did tell the media that they were “quietly watching” the trial.
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.