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Sega Sammy eyes $1b investment in Yokohama IR

Sega Sammy plans to spend Y120 billion on its participation in an IR in Yokohama, which if successful is likely to open in the late 2020s, it said.
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Genting confirms Yokohama partners, says investment less than $8b

Genting Singapore has confirmed its Japanese partners in its bid for an IR license in Yokohama and said the project doesn't need shareholder approval as its investment is less than 100 percent of the market capitalization of the company.
The londoner. macau

LVS says Macau/Singapore to benefit from U.S-style pent-up demand

Macau and Singapore should see the same type of pent-up demand currently being observed in the U.S. casino market when international travel is allowed to resume, according to Las Vegas Sands executives.
Can domestic tourism fill the void?

Locals program unlikely to be expanded, despite Covid

Appeals from Vietnam’s casino owners to allow locals to gamble are likely to fall on deaf ears despite plummeting revenue due to the closure of international borders.

Sri Lanka port city to move ahead after parliamentary nod

A $1.4 billion Chinese investment project, which will include a casino, now looks set to move ahead after its parliament passed a law to install an economic commission to run the development.
Sofitel, Ponte 16

Ponte 16 operator buys $1.3 million of Bitcoin

Success Universe, the casino operator of Ponte 16 in Macau has purchased approximately 23.4 units of Bitcoin at an aggregate value of $1.3 million as an investment. 

R&F Properties seeks funds and operator for Incheon development

Hong Kong-listed R&F Properties is seeking new financing and a casino operator partner for the Midan City development in Incheon, attempting to recover from Caesars Entertainment’s abandonment of the partnership.

Vinpearl group proposes US$2.2 billion IR on Hon Trey island

Vinpearl Co. has proposed the creation of a US$2.2 billion integrated resort on Hon Trey island in central Vietnam by combining seven existing projects. The IR would have 200 gaming tables and 2000 electronic gaming machines and be operational by 2024.

Crown ripe for LVS purchase: Bernstein

The sale of Las Vegas Sands’ Vegas properties for $6.25 billion could be an opportunity for Sands to put their boots down in Australia through a purchase of Crown Resorts, according to Bernstein analyst Vitaly Umansky.

Demands on Jeju Tourism Promotion Fund increasing

Special loans to local tourism-related businesses have been spiralling upward since the outbreak of the Covid pandemic. These loans are provided through the Jeju Tourism Promotion Fund, which itself is facing a cash crunch as its funding comes largely from the island’s struggling casinos.
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.