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G2E postpones Macau exhibition/conference to Nov.

Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia has again delayed its annual conference in Macau, moving the event to November from August.

Opposition from civic groups could delay Jeju Dream Tower casino

Lotte Tour Development is eagerly awaiting official permission to open the Jeju Dream Tower casino, something which will likely boost revenues considerably. However, the licensing process has been proceeding more slowly than anticipated. Originally thought likely to open in March, rearguard opposition from some civic groups could delay the matter past the end of April.

IPI payment dispute with contractor could trigger further construction delays

Resumption of construction work at the Imperial Pacific Resort in Saipan remains uncertain due to a payment dispute between Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC and its construction contractor.

SJM expected to partially open Lisboa Palace in Q1

SJM Holdings is expected to only partially open its new Grand Lisboa resort on Cotai in Q1, with rooms and tables dictated by market conditions at the time, Union Gaming says.

Plan to open Crown Sydney in December under increased scrutiny

Crown Resorts is under growing pressure to delay its planned December opening of its Sydney casino until after the New South Wales Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority decides on its suitability to hold a license.

Widus Group delays property expansion under Covid-19 impact

The Widus Group, owner and developer of the Widus Hotel and Casino complex in Clark Freeport Zone, in the Philippines, says it has delayed the first phase of the property’s expansion to late 2021, amid Covid-19.

H-2B visa delay setting back construction for IPI

IPI vice president for construction Eric Poon says the company is still waiting on the approval of “hundreds” of H-2B visa applications made in...

Blue Whale acquisition of Aquis at risk of termination

Blue Whale Entertainment’s proposed acquisition of Aquis Entertainment may be terminated due to a lengthy approval process by the ACT gaming regulator.  First announced in...

Casino construction site in Russia Far East partially buried

Local media from Russia’s Far East has reported a casino under construction has been partially buried under the earth and building materials, due to...

Melco to delay opening City of Dreams Mediterranean

The opening of Melco’s integrated casino resort in Cyprus has been pushed back six months due to the extensive infrastructure needed, local media reports....
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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....
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Life After POGOs – AGB Pop-Up Forum

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Acquiring & Retaining iGaming Customers

In this AGB Webinar Series, we covered the newest strategies for iGaming player acquisition and retention.

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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.
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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.
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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.