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Opinion: Parent company instability undermines Caesars Japan

Caesars Entertainment built up one of the strongest ground games among the international operators campaigning for an IR license, but instability at the parent...

Caesars drops out of Japan IR race

Caesars Entertainment Corp has pulled out of the race for a Japanese casino license and will focus instead on its current plans and commitments,...

Nisaka restates confidence in Wakayama IR bid

Governor Yoshinobu Nisaka purports to being unshaken by Yokohama’s entry into the IR race, despite the fact that it suggests that all of Japan’s...

Hokkaido environmental group opposes IR bid

The Hokkaido Nature Conservation Society has come out against an IR bid from within the prefecture, arguing that it could damage the region’s precious...
Fumiko Hayashi (file)

Yokohama mayor still sounds like an IR bid advocate

Since January 2017 Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi has insisted that she is a “blank slate” on the issue an making an IR bid, but...

Nagasaki governor urges national government to announce IR regulations

Speaking before the Nagasaki Prefectural Assembly last Friday, Nagasaki Governor Hodo Nakamura reaffirmed his support for the Sasebo IR bid and urged the national...

Crown acquisition will help Japan bid: Lawrence Ho

Melco Resorts chairman and CEO, Lawrence Ho says that their recent acquisition of shares in Crown Resorts will help to accelerate their bid for...

Hong Kong investment group makes a high-powered bid for Sasebo IR

On Saturday the Hong Kong investment firm Oshidori International Holdings organized a high-powered event in Fukuoka with the apparent objective of forming the consortium...

Matsui: World’s “Top Five” Casino Companies Bidding for Osaka IR

Last week Osaka Mayor Ichiro Matsui revealed that seven operators have registered for the RFC process to build an IR at Osaka Yumeshima, including...

Sega Sammy preparing budget and consortium for Japan IR bid

Sega Sammy Holdings President and COO Haruki Satomi revealed at a briefing on April 26 that his company was budgeting up to JPY3 billion...
Solid Gaming

Knowledge trumps content in Asia’s complex i-gaming world

In Asia’s complex and diverse igaming landscape, having the right content means business success only if one more key ingredient is included - market knowledge. 

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...

ASEAN Gaming Summit postponed to 2021 Q2

Given the continued uncertainty and travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Asia Gaming Brief has decided to postpone this year’s ASEAN Gaming Summit...

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.
Winning The Future Chinese Tourist

Winning the Chinese Tourist & China Tourism Blacklist

The AGB Webinar hears from Professor Wolfgang Arlt of COTRI, Shirley Tam of Okada Manila and Desmond Lam of UMAC to discuss future expectations...
Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Malta

Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Manila

Regulating the Game 2021

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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.
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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.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Sep 2020 Edition

IN FOCUS: SPORTS BETTING Ball games bounce back. Major sporting events are slowly ramping up around the world and with them the drama and surprises, not all of them good for sports betting operators.