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Genting Singapore good chance of securing Japan casino: Bernstein

Bernstein analyst Vitaly Umansky believes Genting Singapore to have a “very strong chance” of securing a Japan casino opportunity in Yokohama, given its Singapore background and its Japanese partner. 
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Blackstone likely down but not out

There are signs that Blackstone has not yet given up on Crown Resorts after Blackstone chief operating officer Jonathan Gray said his firm’s executives are “big believers in Australia” and was “committed to helping businesses realize their potential”.
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HK real estate firm could throw hat in ring for Crown

Sources are pointing at another potential suitor for Crown Resorts’ shares, Hong Kong-listed CC Land Holdings. 
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Oaktree offers $3b funding for Crown to buy Packer stake

Crown Resorts said a group of funds advised by Oaktree Capital Management has offered to help the company by buying back up to $3 billion worth of shares held by James Packer’s Consolidated Press Holdings.
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Packer to follow Crown board on bid

Billionaire James Packer plans to abide by the decision of Crown Resorts' board on whether to accept an A$8 billion ($6.2 billion) bid from Blackstone Group, reinforcing the company's negotiating stance.

Five consortiums bid for Nagasaki IR

The Nagasaki Prefectural Government has confirmed that five consortiums are in the race to become their partners in a licensing bid. The five have been named as Casinos Austria Japan, Current Group, Niki Chau Fwu (Parkview), One Kyushu (TTL Resorts), and the Oshidori consortium.

Entain makes bid for Tabcorp’s wagering and media division

UK-based Entain Plc has made a non-binding offer to buy the wagering and media division of Australia’s largest gambling company, Tabcorp Holdings.

Wynn Resorts confirms it is out of Yokohama IR race

Wynn Resorts has confirmed to the Asahi Shinbun that it has dropped out of the Yokohama IR race, leaving five firms believed to be in the running; Galaxy, Genting, Melco, Sega Sammy, and Shotoku.

Five operator consortiums competing for Nagasaki IR

The Nagasaki Prefectural Government has announced that five consortiums have submitted documents in hopes of partnering with the prefecture in its IR licensing bid. The companies involved were not named, though the prefecture indicated that among them are Asian, European, and North American firms.

Galaxy reiterates commitment to Japan IR bid

Ted Chan, Galaxy Entertainment’s COO for Japan, has welcomed the shift in the national IR development timeline and reiterated his firm’s intention to make a bid.
AGE at ICC Sydney, 2021

Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2021

The Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) is the place to see new products and services, network, attend thought-provoking seminars, seek business partners and generate sales....
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.

Regulating the Game 2021

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AGBriefings, June, 2021, Resorts World Las Vegas

Asia Gaming Briefings – June 2021 Edition

For this edition of our magazine, we focus on Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines. The country’s casino industry has been among the hardest hit in Asia, with the integrated resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City having remained mostly closed to the general public since the beginning of the crisis last year.
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.