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IPI lays off more than 100 casino workers

Imperial Pacific International has laid off more than 100 of its casino workers at its property on Saipan.
Bobby Soper, Mohegan Sun

Interview with Bobby Soper: Expansion in Korea and hopes for Japan [video]

Bobby Soper, the newly appointed international president at Mohegan Sun, talks to Asia Gaming Brief about the group’s vision for its resort in Incheon, South Korea and aspirations for a license in Nagasaki, Japan. He says the group’s entertainment-focused, non-gaming model will help to cushion Mohegan from the notorious volatility in South Korea’s foreigner-only casino market.

Jeju Dream Tower casino gets council nod

Jeju Dream Tower is one step closer to getting a casino after the local council approved its request to transfer an existing license to the new property.
Kangwon Land license extended

Kangwon Land’s license extended to 2045

The South Korean government is moving forward with a plan to extend state-backed casino resort Kangwon Land operating license for a further twenty years to 2045.

Hard Rock buys London casino license from Ritz

Hard Rock International said it has acquired the casino premise license from The Ritz Club in London, UK. This transaction will allow Hard Rock to seek out and establish a new casino premise in London, continuing Hard Rock’s expansion into major gateway cities around the world.

Could Blackstone be a suitable partner for Crown?

Private-equity company Blackstone, which bought a 10 percent stake in Crown Resorts earlier this year, may prove to be a suitable buyer for the company that may need to change its ownership to retain its casino license, Reuters' Breakingviews argues.

Crown says honest mistakes shouldn’t stop casino license

Giving its side of the story in a trial into its suitability to run a casino in Sydney, counsel for Crown Resorts said its "honest" mistakes with regards to China didn't mean it was unsuitable to hold a casino license. 

Genting Macau aspirations dim after hotel stake sale

Malaysian billionaire Lim Kok Thay's long-held ambition to own a casino in Macau may be fading again after Genting Hong Kong revealed its cash woes have forced the sale of part of a luxury hotel project there.

Crown ready to open in Sydney

Crown Resorts director Andrew Demetriou has claimed the company is ready to open and run its Sydney casino in defiance of the governance and probity questions raised at the NSW inquiry into the casino giant. 
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Japan IRs have a new schedule

After spending most of this year in denial or else paralyzed by the crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Japanese central government has finally made a credible decision about its IR development plans, which is to push back the timeline by nine months.
AGE at ICC Sydney

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.
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.