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Interview with Fred Gushin: Regulatory tweaks needed to ensure Japan ROI [video]

Fredric Gushin, managing director of Spectrum Gaming Group, talks with Asia Gaming Brief managing editor Sharon Singleton about the snail's pace of the regulatory process in Japan. He says the framework that has been put in place isn't ideal and some changes are needed to ensure an adequate return on the multi-billion dollar investments that are planned. 
Japan, Wakayama IR

Two locations left with sole bidders as operators exit

Wakayama’s IR bid appears to be on the ropes as the Suncity Group has withdrawn from the RFP process. This leaves the Wakayama RFP—which has been delayed for what until now had been unclear reasons—with only one remaining applicant.

Kyushu launches educational initiatives in support of Nagasaki IR

While IR initiatives in the rest of Japan stumble from crisis to crisis, the Nagasaki Prefectural Government continues to gather regional support and to launch new initiatives preparing the ground for IR development.
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Wakayama IR bid on the ropes as Suncity pulls out

Wakayama’s IR bid appears to be on the ropes as the Suncity Group has withdrawn from the RFP process.
Tsukasa Akimoto, trial

Tsukasa Akimoto trial: envelopes of cash in a bag of sweets

The Japanese public’s image of IR development is sure to suffer as details emerge of the alleged bribery of former Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office Tsukasa Akimoto.
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Fred Gushin: Japan IR process needs to take decisive step forward

Efforts to authorize integrated resorts in Japan will continue, even as Japan is dealing with a change of government and a global pandemic.
Kyushu leading newspaper editorializes against IR

Kyushu’s leading newspaper editorializes against IR

The Nishinippon Shinbun, the leading regional newspaper of the Japanese island of Kyushu, editorialized on Monday against the IR development plan in Nagasaki that is supported by the region’s governors.

Wakayama delays operator selection until January 2021

The Wakayama Prefectural Government announced on Monday that it is delaying its schedule for selection of an operator partner from the autumn of 2020...

Galaxy brings Japanese students to Macau for IR education

Galaxy Entertainment has announced a new three-week program which will bring students from Toyo University, Kyoto Sangyo University, Fukuoka University, and Okura Nikko Hotel Management to Macau for training about the IR industry.
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.