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Will Japan score a home goal with sports betting regulation?

The prospect of legal sports betting in Japan has created a buzz in the global community, though industry insiders warn that Tokyo will need to do a better job on regulation than it has with casinos if the market is to reach its full multi-billion dollar potential.
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Japan sparks up debate on legalized sports betting

The possibility that Japan might legalize sports betting for popular sports like professional baseball and soccer exploded into the public view on Wednesday with a scoop carried in the Financial Times.

LVS launches ad blitz to push for casinos in Texas

Las Vegas Sands has launched a multi-million dollar advertising campaign in an effort to convince lawmakers to legalise casinos in Texas.

India Finance Minister supports legalizing sports betting

India's Finance Minister Anurag Thakur said the country should legalize sports betting to weed out corrupt practices such as match fixing. Speaking at and ICICI Securities event. “My suggestion will be to legalise betting and gambling activities, which are underground. They continue to exist in our society,” he said.

Macau evaluating online gambling, DICJ head says

Macau authorities are studying whether to allow online gambling to help recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, Gaming Inspection and Co-ordination Bureau (DICJ) Director, Adriano Ho, said in a written response to a question from a legislator. 
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Andhra Pradesh denies floating casino idea

Andhra Pradesh Tourism Minister M Srinivasa Rao shot down the idea that the government may be considering Goa-style floating casinos off the coast.

AML a concern for online gambling in CNMI

The casino regulator in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands has asked legislators to carefully review a proposed bill that would legalise online gambling to ensure there are sufficient safeguards to prevent money laundering, according to media reports.

Regulation seen cutting illegal gambling, boosting state revenue

Popular Indian politician, Shashi Tharoor, a member of the main opposition Congress Party, stirred the political pot earlier this year by introducing a private...

Private member’s bill sparks online gambling debate

A private member’s bill recently introduced in parliament is expected to give fresh impetus to the debate on legalizing online gaming and sports betting...

Will U.S. sports betting decision spillover into Asia?

When in 2016 the U.S. Supreme Court accepted to hear the appeal in the Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association case (later renamed Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association) no one expected New Jersey ever to be allowed to offer sports betting to its residents. For years New Jersey had sought to challenge Nevada’s monopoly on legal sports betting, eventually passing legislation allowing the Garden State’s casinos and racetracks to accept bets on sports events played outside the state and not involving state’s college teams. Now it looks like a real possibility and industry observers are considering what the spillover effects into Asia may be.  
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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....
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.