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TV host sent to prison for gambling

  A Seoul judge has sentenced Kim Yong-man, a prominent television host and comedian, to eight months in jail and two years' probation for illegal...

Paradise/ Sega JV acquires Incheon casino

  A  joint venture by a South Korean casino operator and Japanese gaming company has acquired the Paradise Casino Incheon in a step toward the...

Caesars and Universal rejected

   The Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism said its review committee had rejected applications from Japan's Universal Entertainment Corp. and from a consortium that...

Illegal gambling overshadows legal forms

  Illegal gambling turnover in South Korea is expected to reach 75 trillion won ($67.7 billion) this year, according to a report by the National...

Higher lottery sales cap recommended

  The finance ministry recommended that lottery ticket sales next year be capped at 3.61 trillion won ($3.23 billion), up 3.6 percent from this year's...

Deep six for 8City

  The developers of the giant proposed 8City resort project in Incheon failed to make deadline to deposit 50 billion won ($45.3 million) to secure...

Lottery Commission faces audit

  The Board of Audit and Inspection is probing allegations of corruption involved with contracts awarded by the Korea Lottery Commission as well as auditing...

Leisure tax for Seoul casinos

  Seoul plans to broaden its "leisure tax" to cover casinos and online sports gambling in a bid to raise more than 100 billion won...

South Korean coaches regret match fixing

  The coaches of the 10 teams in the Korean Basketball League apologized and took responsibility for a match-fixing scandal that led to the arrest...

Caesars expects Korean government reply in May

Caesars Entertainment (Nasdaq:CZR) Chairman Gary Loveman expects the South Korean government to decide by May on the company's proposed joint venture with Lippo Group...
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.
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.
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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.