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Entertainment to be key draw for Mohegan’s Korea IR

Mohegan Sun is confident that its entertainment-centric business model will help it succeed in South Korea’s notoriously volatile foreigner-only casino market. 

Pandemic clouds launch of Jeju Dream Tower Casino

Lotte Tour Development is celebrating what appears to be the initial success of its strategy in Jeju, but even with the local government checking off on the opening of the Jeju Dream Tower Casino, the Covid pandemic clouds its near-term prospects.

Korea a long-term positive for Mohegan, Moody’s says

Mohegan Sun's Inspire Entertainment Resort project in Incheon, South Korea, will be a long-term positive for the group, despite the risks, Moody's Investors Service said in a periodic review of the company's credit rating.
Okura Holdings

Okura Holdings

Okura Holdings is a pachinko hall operator in Japan. As at 16th April 2018, Okura Holdings have 18 pachinko halls, with a particular focus...
Japan Casino Regulatory Commission

Japan Casino Regulatory Commission

The Casino Regulatory Commission (JCRC) is responsible for maintaining order and safety regarding the installation and operation of casino facilities in order to realize...
Tsukasa Akimoto, trial

Tsukasa Akimoto trial: envelopes of cash in a bag of sweets

The Japanese public’s image of IR development is sure to suffer as details emerge of the alleged bribery of former Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office Tsukasa Akimoto.

Jeju Dream Tower casino transfer get official approval

Hong Kong-listed Landing International has been given the official go-ahead to transfer its casino license from an existing hotel to its new property on Jeju Island, South Korea.

GKL casino sales reaches $5.8 million

Grand Korea Leisure Co Ltd saw its 21Q1 casino sales reach KRW6.46 billion, down 94.1 percent from the prior year period. 

Paradise expected to post $13.3 million loss

South Korean casino operator Paradise Co is expected to record a consolidated operating loss of KRW14.9 billion ($13.3 million) in the first quarter of 2021, according to analysts from Shinhan Investment Corp. 

Jeju casino sales fall 64 percent in 2020

Jeju’s foreigner-only casinos have seen a sharp 64 percent drop in sales, and a decrease of employees to the tune of 20 percent as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. 
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.