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Huis Ten Bosch posts loss as Covid cuts visitor numbers

Huis Ten Bosch, a contender site for an IR in Nagasaki, posted a loss of Y218 million ($1.9 million) in the fiscal year to March 2021 as Covid slashed visitor numbers. 
Grand-Lisboa-Palace

SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace in final stages of licensing approvals

SJM Holdings' Grand Lisboa Palace on Cotai is going through the final phases of the licensing process, Macau Government Tourism Office Director Maria Helena Senna de Fernandes said.
integrated resorts, covid, travel

Will changing Covid travel preferences leave IRs in the cold?

As the Covid crisis continues to rage across Asia, there appears to be little hope for a full return to international travel any time soon, however once that does become a possibility will the post-pandemic traveller still be seeking the same experiences as before?
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.
genting-singapore, Yokohama IR

Genting Singapore in strong position for Yokohama IR: Maybank

Genting Singapore is in a strong position to win a license for an integrated resort in Yokohama, which has the potential to generate gross gambling revenue of about $7 billion a year, Maybank Research said.
Japan’s IR

Politics may upset Japan’s IR apple cart [video]

Daniel Cheng, a seasoned casino veteran who was formerly leading Hard Rock International’s effort to gain a license in Hokkaido, talks to Asia Gaming Brief about Japan’s creepingly slow progress towards its first IRs.
Bobby Soper, Mohegan Sun

Interview with Bobby Soper: Expansion in Korea and hopes for Japan [video]

Bobby Soper, the newly appointed international president at Mohegan Sun, talks to Asia Gaming Brief about the group’s vision for its resort in Incheon, South Korea and aspirations for a license in Nagasaki, Japan. He says the group’s entertainment-focused, non-gaming model will help to cushion Mohegan from the notorious volatility in South Korea’s foreigner-only casino market.

Bloomberry delays opening of Solaire north until 2023

Bloomberry Resorts & Entertainment has pushed back the planned opening of its integrated resort in Quezon city to 2023 due to delays caused by Covid.

Japan sets May 9th for consultation on casino rules

Japan's Casino Regulatory Commission has published its draft guidelines for the regulation of its integrated resort industry and has set May 9th as its date for public opinion. 

Weidner eyes Danang IR/financial centre project

Casino tycoon Bill Weidner is reportedly planning to build a "Marina Bay Sands-style" integrated resort and financial centre in Danang, central Vietnam.
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

Esports BAR Cannes

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.