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Kangwon Land outperforms in 2019

Kangwon Land outperformed South Korea’s foreigner-only casinos in 2019, with turnover rising 5.8 percent compared with a drop of 10.9 percent for 16 other properties.

Vietnam casinos double revenue in three years

Vietnam’s eight operational casinos have doubled their revenue in the past three years, from VND1.19 trillion in 2017 to VND2.5 trillion in 2019, according to Ministry of Finance figures cited by local media. 
Vietnam Ha Long Bay

Slow but steady progress 

Vietnam’s gambling industry stayed largely out of the headlines in 2019, though projects have been inching their way forward, with the country’s largest resort to date scheduled to open in the first half of this year.
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Locals gaming underwhelms

Vietnam’s hotly anticipated locals gaming program has got off to a slow start, with remote locations and red tape cited as key factors in deterring visitation.
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Korea’s foreigner-only casinos post strong gains in 2018

South Korea’s foreigner-only casinos posted strong revenue growth in 2018, gaining 34 percent over the prior year, according to figures from the country’s National Gambling Control Commission.

Opposition party reportedly revives locals casino proposal

An opposition party has called on the government to allow the development of a casino that South Korean nationals would be allowed to enter on Saemangeum reclaimed land, located in North Jeolla Province, as a means to boost tourism.

Collaborative approach needed to address gambling addiction

Japan’s need to confront gambling addiction is immediate and will require a collaborative approach to be fully effective, according to Laura McAllister Cox, vice-president of regulatory compliance and legal counsel for Rush Street Japan, one of the international IR operators interested in gaining a license in a regional market.

Japan IRs likely to generate $5b-$9b GGR: Fitch

Japan’s three IRs are likely to generate between $5 billion and $9 billion in gaming revenue, with the mix depending on the location of the properties, according to Fitch Ratings.

Philippines should consider regulating online gambling for locals, politician says

The Philippines will eventually need to regulate online gaming for locals to control rampant illegal gambling and generate revenue, the head of a government...

Pagcor mulls restraining order against Quezon City

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. continues to push back against efforts by Quezon City to regulate terms of a planned integrated resort in...
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.

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...
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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.
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.
asia gaming briefings Dec 20

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.
asia gaming briefings OCT 20

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.