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NZ race reform hits hurdles

The Minister of Racing is now taking a more cautious approach to reform of the racing industry after intense lobbying from racing clubs, warnings that the reforms are unworkable and signs from his majority coalition partner that it will not support some of the proposed changes.

Local IR opponents demand referendum before construction

IR opponents have begun demanding that no construction should be approved in their municipalities without going through the local people and asking their consent...

Anti-casino protesters march in the Osaka rain

A steady rain did not deter about 80 protesters from gathering and marching in the streets of Osaka on July 5 against the plan...

Political challenges loom after passage of IR Implementation Act

The Japanese government is on the brink of passing the IR Implementation Act, though the bill remains deeply unpopular with the majority of the...

Edano: Don’t “sell the nation” to American casino companies

Yukio Edano, the top opposition leader in the country, told an audience in Saitama city that the establishment of IRs in Japan was tantamount to “selling the country,” and a system in which the gambling losses of the Japanese people would be used to line the pockets of rich American businesspeople.

Kitahiroshima mayor drops Heiwa’s IR proposal

Kitahiroshima Mayor Masami Ueno has revealed his opposition to the Heiwa Corporation’s proposal to build an IR at the Sapporo Kitahiroshima Golf Club, putting...

Environmental group condemns Melco Cyprus project

An animal protection organization has expressed their outrage over the Melco Cyprus casino project, which they claim has gone ahead without any assessment in...

IR implementation bill delayed again

The IR implementation bill won’t be submitted to the legislature this month, as had been planned, throwing doubt over the timetable for the bill. The...

Medical and children’s groups oppose IR bid in Hokkaido

Six local medical and children’s organizations presented Hokkaido Vice-Governor Yasuhiro Tsuji on Tuesday with a petition opposing any IR bid from within the prefecture....

Goa casinos await “transformational” policy changes

Goa’s offshore casinos, which currently float in the Mandovi River, are waiting for the government to finalize legislation that will force them to shift onshore, which may prove a game changer for the industry in India. Industry experts say the move will allow the casinos to develop IRs for the first time, widening the appeal of gaming and raising the quality of the product offering. 
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Knowledge trumps content in Asia’s complex i-gaming world

In Asia’s complex and diverse igaming landscape, having the right content means business success only if one more key ingredient is included - market knowledge. 

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AstroPay is the pioneer payment solution for thousands of consumers in Latin America, Asia and Africa, who want to purchase online on international sites, that helps merchants access new markets through its main product, AstroPay Card.

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...

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 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.
Winning The Future Chinese Tourist

Winning the Chinese Tourist & China Tourism Blacklist

The AGB Webinar hears from Professor Wolfgang Arlt of COTRI, Shirley Tam of Okada Manila and Desmond Lam of UMAC to discuss future expectations...
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South Korea Casino Recovery

The fifth edition of the AGB Webinar Series will take you to South Korea, one of the first countries to reopen their gaming industry...

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SBC Awards 2020

Sigma Malta Show

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Sigma Malta Show

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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.
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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.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Sep 2020 Edition

IN FOCUS: SPORTS BETTING Ball games bounce back. Major sporting events are slowly ramping up around the world and with them the drama and surprises, not all of them good for sports betting operators.