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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.

Commonwealth Casino Commission claims control over license revocation

Commonwealth Casino Commission Chairman Edward Deleon Guerrero claims that his body is the only one authorized to suspend or revoke the gaming license of Imperial Pacific International.

Crown Resorts hit by second regulator on misconduct claims

A second Australian regulator said it has begun disciplinary proceedings against casino giant Crown Resorts Ltd CWN.AX after media reports accused it of failing to vet foreign gamblers, a second watchdog to take action over the claims.
IPI proposes paying half of license fee now, half later

IPI proposes paying half of license fee now, half later

Imperial Pacific International has reportedly offered to pay half of its $15 million annual license fee now, with the remainder deferred until February next year due to the impact of Covid-19 on its business.
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.