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Interview with Fred Gushin: Regulatory tweaks needed to ensure Japan ROI [video]

Fredric Gushin, managing director of Spectrum Gaming Group, talks with Asia Gaming Brief managing editor Sharon Singleton about the snail's pace of the regulatory process in Japan. He says the framework that has been put in place isn't ideal and some changes are needed to ensure an adequate return on the multi-billion dollar investments that are planned. 
Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville remains in yellow zone, gambling banned

Cambodia's Sihanoukville, home to multiple casinos, remains in the country's Covid yellow zone due to new cases with all large gatherings and gambling strictly prohibited.

PAGCOR remits entire 2020 earnings to government

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) said it has turned over another P1.34 billion to the government to help combat the Covid pandemic, taking its contribution to P3 billion. 

LVS launches ad blitz to push for casinos in Texas

Las Vegas Sands has launched a multi-million dollar advertising campaign in an effort to convince lawmakers to legalise casinos in Texas.

Wynn LV to provide ballistic body armor to security guards

Wynn Resorts is enhancing its existing protocols in Las Vegas and equipping armed security officers with ballistic body armor.

Donaco sees improvement in slot business after restructuring

Donaco International said it expects to see a pick up in its slot machine business at the Star Vegas casino in Cambodia after new management restructured the machines to better suit the taste of its clients.

SkyCity says Auckland property to reopen from March 7

SkyCity Entertainment said its Auckland casino will be allowed to reopen from Sunday, March 7, with physical distancing requirements in place, after New Zealand moved the city to Alert level 2.

South Korea’s Paradise reports 36% drop in casino sales in January

South Korea's Paradise Co. reported a 36.2 percent drop in casino sales for January, compared with the prior month, to KRW27.28 billion ($24.5 million).
Singapore

Singapore on cusp of regulatory overhaul

The Ministry of Home Affairs of Singapore (MHA) announced that it will be reconstituting the Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA) to establish the Gambling Regulatory Authority (GRA) by 2021. The GRA will have an expanded mandate to regulate the entire gambling landscape in Singapore.
Macau

Covid-19 changing the face of Macau

As Macau celebrated the 20th anniversary since the handover to China last December, there was no indication of how the gambling hub’s fortunes were...
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.