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Japan IRs have a new schedule

After spending most of this year in denial or else paralyzed by the crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Japanese central government has finally made a credible decision about its IR development plans, which is to push back the timeline by nine months.

Japan settles on nine month delay of IR development timeline

The Japan Tourism Agency released revised guidelines that have established a nine-month delay in the nation's IR development timeline.
Nagasaki expects 6-12 month delay in IR development timeline

Nagasaki expects 6-12 month delay in IR development timeline

The Nagasaki Prefectural Government has told its prefectural assembly that the national timeline will likely be delayed by 6-12 months, according to the information...

Abe resignation may put Japan IR development in limbo

The resignation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to be another political blow to an already shaky process of developing up to three...

Rearrest of Japan lawmaker renews criticism of IR development

The rearrest on Thursday of former Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office Tsukasa Akimoto on new charges of witness tampering has once again put...

Yokohama mayor indefinitely delays IR development plans

Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi stated at a press conference that her city would not be issuing its local IR implementation policy this month, as...
Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi

Yokohama mayor: local IR plans must wait on central government policy

Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi has acknowledged that her city’s implementation policies, originally scheduled for publication in June, must wait until after the central government...

Nagasaki governor suggests Japan’s IR timeline may face delay

Nagasaki Governor Hodo Nakamura indicated at a press conference on Tuesday that his prefecture is no longer confident that the central government intends to...

Japan not expected to issue IR Basic Plan this month

The July 26 deadline for the Japanese central government to issue the IR Basic Plan may not be much of a deadline after all,...

Analyst: Tokyo and Aichi could still join IR race

A report issued Wednesday by Bay City Ventures Managing Director Joji Kokuryo notes that there are two additional local governments that might still join...
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Knowledge trumps content in Asia’s complex i-gaming world

In Asia’s complex and diverse igaming landscape, having the right content means business success only if one more key ingredient is included - market knowledge. 

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AstroPay is the pioneer payment solution for thousands of consumers in Latin America, Asia and Africa, who want to purchase online on international sites, that helps merchants access new markets through its main product, AstroPay Card.

Australian market report: How to adapt to the new normal

Covid-19 forced the rapid and unexpected closure of venues across Australia, changing the operating environment with unprecedented speed and leaving managers scrambling to adapt...

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 Attracting Players, Not Fraudsters

Attracting players, not fraudsters

With sports betting restarting we are now seeing traffic levels return to pre-COVID levels. The same is unfortunately true for fraudulent activities as operators tempt players, both new and existing, with lucrative bonuses and attractive game offerings.
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Winning the Chinese Tourist & China Tourism Blacklist

The AGB Webinar hears from Professor Wolfgang Arlt of COTRI, Shirley Tam of Okada Manila and Desmond Lam of UMAC to discuss future expectations...
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South Korea Casino Recovery

The fifth edition of the AGB Webinar Series will take you to South Korea, one of the first countries to reopen their gaming industry...

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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.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Oct 2020 Edition

Before the Covid-19 crisis, tourism in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region was at a record high, on track to welcome 80 million visitors in 2019, generating some $90 billion in revenue.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Sep 2020 Edition

IN FOCUS: SPORTS BETTING Ball games bounce back. Major sporting events are slowly ramping up around the world and with them the drama and surprises, not all of them good for sports betting operators.