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Bobby Soper, Mohegan Sun

Interview with Bobby Soper: Expansion in Korea and hopes for Japan [video]

Bobby Soper, the newly appointed international president at Mohegan Sun, talks to Asia Gaming Brief about the group’s vision for its resort in Incheon, South Korea and aspirations for a license in Nagasaki, Japan. He says the group’s entertainment-focused, non-gaming model will help to cushion Mohegan from the notorious volatility in South Korea’s foreigner-only casino market.
online convergence on gambling

Converged experiences: U.S. operators blend land-based with digital

In a report last year, ratings agency Moody’s predicted a surge in merger and acquisitions between online and land-based gambling operators as the latter seek to cement new revenue streams after the chaos wreaked by Covid-19.

BetMGM teams with Topgolf Entertainment

BetMGM and Topgolf Entertainment Group announced today a new partnership centered around an integrated sports betting and entertainment experience. The two companies will collaborate on marketing and promotional offers through the BetMGM platform at select Topgolf venues and within WGT by Topgolf.
Suncity Group

Suncity Group: Striving for five-star entertainment

Suncity Group was founded in 2007 and since its establishment, it has been striving to provide an extraordinary VIP entertainment service for our guests. We opened a number of VIP Clubs in various 6-star hotels and resorts throughout Macau with the rapid growth of our business.

Macau entertainment venues return to business on March 2

While the government-mandated suspension on casinos were lifted on February 20, other entertainment venues in Macau such as cinemas, gyms, nightclubs, karaoke bars, massage...

Lawmakers briefed on IR entertainment

The Japan IR Association (JIRA) held its third event within the Diet Building complex on June 19, this time focusing on the role of entertainment within Japan’s anticipated IR industry.

Hokkaido IR showcase brings together operators, local community

The inaugural Hokkaido IR Showcase came to a close last Thursday, with seven IR operators and numerous other Japanese companies and associations exhibiting at the first public IR event to be held in the prefecture.

Hard Rock eyes “entertainment-centric” IR in Gold Coast

U.S. casino operator Hard Rock International has emerged as a major contender to the race for Gold Coast’s second casino license, Gold Coast Bulletin...

Celine Dion performs in Tokyo as part of Caesars’ IR campaign

Canadian pop singer Celine Dion performed a sold out, two-hour show in Tokyo on June 26, her first appearance in Japan in about a...

Can Manila steal Macau’s Las Vegas dream?

Filipinos’ well known love for entertainment means the country’s casinos may see significant upside from their non-gaming attractions if they get the mix right, giving Macau a run for its money when it comes to creating a diversified entertainment hub in Asia. Morgan Stanley estimates non-gaming may account for 20 percent of what it projects will be a $5 billion market by 2020.
AGE at ICC Sydney

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.
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.
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.