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Mohegan gets extension for Inspire Korea, tweaks biz plan

Mohegan Sun's project in Incheon South Korea has received government approval for an extension to its construction deadline and tweaks to the business plan.
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South Korea loses allure, leaving projects in limbo

South Korea, which attracted significant interest when it first opened for foreign investors, is now seen as holding limited appeal unless the government agrees to relax its stance on local gaming.

Caesars Korea project sold for “barbecue pork,” CEO says

Caesars' Entertainment CEO Tom Reeg responded to an analysts' question on the sale of its Korea venture by saying: "Korea has gone, we sold it for some barbecue pork. We sold it back to our partners and have no more commitment. We're out."
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Incheon gaming zone development faces delays

The planned gaming and entertainment zone in Incheon, South Korea, is facing delays on almost all fronts, mainly, but not entirely, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

R&F Properties awaiting government go ahead on Incheon license

R&F Properties, a Hong Kong-listed company that bought out Caesars Entertainment's share in a joint venture project in Incheon, South Korea, needs government approval to continue with the development.

Caesars confirmed out of Incheon IR project

The reports in the Korea media last week have proven to be correct: Caesars Entertainment has withdrawn from its project in Incheon, and in doing so gave up its last interest in Asian gaming under its new, US market-focused leadership.

Caesars Entertainment may have withdrawn from Korea project

Reports in the South Korean media suggest that Caesars Entertainment may have decided to completely withdraw from its IR project in Incheon, South Korea, in order to focus exclusively on the domestic US market.

Incheon IR development plans hitting roadblocks

Ambitious plans to build a cluster of IRs near Incheon Airport are beginning to hit roadblocks as Covid-19 disrupts financing options, according to the...

Inspire Korea comes into clearer focus

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment’s plans for its Inspire Korea IR in Incheon are coming into much clearer focus, especially after CEO Mario Kontomerkos outlined his firm’s vision to Korean journalists earlier this month.

China firm plans $4.5b Incheon IR

LongRunn International, a Chinese real estate and resorts developer, has reportedly agreed to construct a $4.5 billion property near the Incheon International Airport in...
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.