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National government to delay IR regulations until next year

The Abe government is pulling back from the planned July 1 establishment of the Casino Management Board and the issuance of more specific IR bidding regulations out of concern that Japanese public opinion remains hostile to the legalization of casino gambling.

Cabinet approves first round of regulatory details

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet on Tuesday approved the proposals for IR regulation that had been outlined by the Headquarters for Promoting Development of...

Hopes for early IR bill passage fade

Hopes that the IR Implementation Bill will be passed before the June 20 end of the Ordinary Diet Session are quickly fading as the...

IR implementation bill delayed again

The IR implementation bill won’t be submitted to the legislature this month, as had been planned, throwing doubt over the timetable for the bill. The...

Japan mulls casino entry fee, 30 percent tax rate

Japan is considering imposing an entry fee to casinos of Y2000 ($18.6) and imposing a tax rate of 30 percent on operators’ revenue, according...

Gambling anti-addiction legislation submitted to Diet

In something of a surprise move, the ruling coalition of the Liberal Democratic Party and the Komeito party jointly submitted their gambling anti-addiction legislation...

Japan’s gambling addiction bill falls short

Japan’s Ordinary Diet Session is set to close at the end of this month with no significant legislative progress on preparing for IRs after...

Japan to launch IR promotion office on Friday

Japan’s government will launch the headquarters of the cabinet office branch that will be responsible for the bill setting out details for its casino...

Japan enacts casino bill, MGM to step up prep work

Japan has finally passed a bill setting the framework for legal casinos in what is expected to become Asia’s second-biggest gaming market after Macau. After...

Japan casino bill set for enactment after clearing Upper House

Japan’s casino bill now looks certain to pass into law after an upper house committee approved the bill, despite opposition from anti-gambling factions. On Tuesday,...
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.