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LNP to oppose Sunshine Coast casino project

The Liberal National Party has vowed to oppose the inclusion of a casino in plans to develop the Maroochydore Central Business District on Australia’s...

Catholic priests vow to oppose Boracay casino

Catholic priests on the Philippine island of Boracay have vowed to oppose plans by Galaxy Entertainment to build a $500 million IR on the...

Opposition submits bill to nullify casino legalization

All four of Japan’s left-of-center political parties—the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, the Japan Communist Party, the Liberal Party, and the Social Democratic Party—...

LNP politicians to block coast casino proposal

Members of the Liberal National Party in Queensland have pledged their opposition to having a casino built on the Sunshine Coast, and have vowed...

Osaka public opinion still against Yumeshima IR

The prospect of building a major urban IR at Yumeshima has broad and enthusiastic support at the levels of the Osaka prefectural and city...
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Casino opponents hold symposium in Osaka

While the Osaka government remains the most proactive local administration in seeking an IR, it remains the case that a large majority of the...
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Harbor association opposes Yokohama IR

The prospects for a Yokohama bid to locate an IR at the city’s Yamashita Pier took a heavy blow last week when the Yokohama...

Anti-casino movement appears in Tokoname

As the city of Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture, takes its first steps toward a possible bid to locate an IR on Chubu Airport Island, the...

500.com wants Okinawa IR

Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga has made clear that he firmly opposes the establishment of an IR within his island prefecture, but that doesn’t seem...

It’s Kinmen’s Turn, and a Last Chance for Taiwan?

On October 28, 2017, Kinmen Island will hold a referendum in which the residents will be asked if they would support the establishment of casino-based tourism resorts on the island. Kinmen (also known as Quemoy) is a Taiwan-controlled island located off the coast of China, just outside Xiamen harbor. While a yes vote is by no means a guarantee of a future casino on Kinmen, a no vote may spell the end for any hopes of legalizing gambling in Taiwan any time soon.  
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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. 

Instant and secure deposits

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.