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Melco Cyprus construction proceeding, to open Summer 2022

Melco Resorts & Entertainment said construction work on its City of Dreams Mediterranean property is proceeding smoothly and the property is slated to open in Summer, 2022.

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.

One Kyushu consortium taps gymnast hero for Nagasaki IR bid

The One Kyushu consortium has announced that Kohei Uchimura, Olympic gymnast and local hero, will be its brand ambassador for its Nagasaki IR bid.

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."

Residents lose legal case to prevent Yokohama IR construction

A Yokohama court dismissed an effort by anti-casino local residents to argue that the city government could not make use of the land at Yamashita Pier for IR construction.

RWM COO showcases 2.0 expansion in video

Resorts World Manila Chief Operating Officer Stephen Reilly has introduced the property's new Grand Wing, which has been under construction for five year in a near ten minute video. The production highlights the health and safety options, as well as the hotels, restaurants and swimming pool facilities.

International Entertainment in talks over IR license details with PAGCOR

International Entertainment said its Marina Square Properties unit is in talks with the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) over the details for a provisional IR license it received in November and it trying to develop a new operation format with the regulator.

Delta IR may be part of plan to limit Goa offshore gambling

Delta Corp’s plan to build an IR in the village of Mopa may fit in with designs by the local state government in Goa to rein in or even eliminate the offshore casinos on the River Mandovi.

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The reports in the Korea media last week have proven to be correct: Caesars Entertainment has withdrawn from its project in Incheon, and in doing so gave up its last interest in Asian gaming under its new, US market-focused leadership.

Five consortiums bid for Nagasaki IR

The Nagasaki Prefectural Government has confirmed that five consortiums are in the race to become their partners in a licensing bid. The five have been named as Casinos Austria Japan, Current Group, Niki Chau Fwu (Parkview), One Kyushu (TTL Resorts), and the Oshidori consortium.

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. The company is now accelerating its slots expansion campaign in Asia
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.
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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.
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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.