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Locals gaming in Korea likely — but not imminent

The Covid-19 pandemic may be a trigger for South Korea to rethink its foreigner-only casino policy, as the country’s casinos struggle with a lack of tourism revenue.

Japan clouds Korea’s IR-hub aspirations

South Korea wants to turn the area near Incheon International Airport into a version of Manila’s Entertainment City, but its vision is at risk from competition from Japan.

Opposition party reportedly revives locals casino proposal

An opposition party has called on the government to allow the development of a casino that South Korean nationals would be allowed to enter on Saemangeum reclaimed land, located in North Jeolla Province, as a means to boost tourism.
Myanmar

Myanmar eyes casinos to boost tourism

Myanmar looks set to be the next Asian jurisdiction to open its doors to IRs as the government seeks to attract much needed tourism dollars, with experts in the region predicting strong interest from potential investors.

Myanmar tourism ministry has no objection to casinos

Myanmar’s Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism, Ohn Maung, says that a relaxing of the country’s gambling laws will allow foreigner-only casinos to operate...

Wakayama governor hints at dropping foreigner-only policy

A second indication has emerged that Wakayama’s IR advocates are now moving away from their notion that casino entry might be limited to foreigners. This...

Ministry gets authority to grant casino licenses

Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance has been given the authority to grant casino and gaming service licenses in the country, under a newly-issued circular, VietnamNet...

No interest in foreigners-only IR: Bowers

MGM Resorts International’s Ed Bowers today stressed the importance of allowing entry for locals in a gaming market, adding that MGM would reconsider its...

Wakayama Governor seeks foreigner-only IR

Wakayama Governor Yoshinobu Nisaka is pushing hard to attract investment in an IR in his city, but says to make it politically palatable it...

A second “locals” casino will destroy the country, says Jung

A second casino in Korea permitting the entry of locals will “destroy the country”, an international gaming expert warns. In an interview with Korea Herald...

All set for the FBM slots expansion campaign in Asia

FBM has been developing its slots offer over the last three years, with operations established in Europe and North America.
Life After Pogos

Life After POGOs – AGB Dossier

This Dossier results from the “Life After POGOs” editorial project by Asia Gaming Brief which culminated with a pop-up digital forum on 9th December to discuss potentials ramifications in the industry.
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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.
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.
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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.