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Akimoto heading for rearrest in bribery scandal

Does Japan IR process invite misfortune?

Every nation that hosts casinos or IRs develops their own set of regulations to govern the industry, but did Japan just happen to throw together a jumble of elements into the mix that has actively invited misfortune?
500.com says no breach of foreign corrupt practices act

500 .com declares itself innocent

It has been ten months since the 500 Dot Com bribery case broke into public view, but the net of justice has yet to fall upon and to wring confessions out of those who are widely believed to be the most guilty.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Yokohama’s IR Bid

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Yokohama’s IR Bid

For the first time since the IR legislation was passed into law, Japan has a new prime minister. Fortunately for Japan’s pro-IR community, it is Yoshihide Suga.

500 .com advisors admit to bribery in Japan

Two former advisors of China’s 500 .com had admitted to seeking to bribe a Japanese lawmaker in connection with its search for a casino license, according to local media reports.

Police arrest three more linked to 500.com bribery scandal

Tokyo prosecutors have arrested three corporate executives for allegedly offering money to a defendant in the 500.com bribery scandal to provide false testimony, according to local media reports.

Education Minister Hagiuda fends off casino corruption allegations

Education Minister Koichi Hagiuda found himself the latest target of accusations of financial impropriety in relation to IR development. The weekly magazine Shukan Shincho reported...

Crown public hearing on hold as key witness unavailable

A public hearing into the alleged corrupt practices by Crown Resorts to bring Chinese high rollers through their doors has been put on hold...

BCCI anti-corruption chief calls for legalization of betting

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s Anti-Corruption chief Ajit Singh Shekhawat has called for the legalization of betting to tackle corruption...

10 officials to be shamed in PCSO probe

No more than 10 officials of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) will be “named and shamed” following President Duterte’s investigation into corruption within...
Vietnam Ha Long Bay

Navigating Indochina’s investment risk

Indochina’s casino markets continue to present robust growth, providing significant investment opportunities for operators with a strong appetite for risk, but they are also likely to need deep pockets as established capital markets are wary of these grey jurisdictions.

Getting through to the other side

We enter a week, and the final month of the year, with a global economy tipping wildly between extremes of optimism and pessimism.
Offshore casinos allowed to remain on River Mandovi

Coronavirus live updates: Goa offshore casino staff test Covid-19 positive

The latest news and updates on the Covid-19 (coronavirus) - with regularly updated information relating to new cases, travel restrictions and other information to...
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. 

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.
asia gaming briefings OCT 20

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.
asia gaming briefings Sep 20

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.