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Anti-casino group launches street protests in Wakayama

A new citizens group called “Stop Casino Wakayama Association” has begun the prefecture’s first organized campaign of street protests. The first event held on Saturday...
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HKJC cancels race due to protest fears

The Hong Kong Jockey Club cancelled its Wednesday night meeting in Happy Valley due to concern about protests as the race was to feature a horse partly owned by pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho Kwan-yiu. 

Pansy Ho says HK extradition bill “well intended”

Pansy Ho, the co-chair and an executive director of MGM China Holdings, has defended the Hong Kong government’s handling of riots rocking the city and called its now withdrawn extradition bill “well intended.”
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Early resolution to HK protests unlikely: Vickers

The increasingly violent protests in Hong Kong, which is beginning to have an impact on Macau’s gross gambling revenue, are not likely to end anytime soon in the absence of visible dialogue to find a solution, according to a leading risk consultancy.

Anti-casino group forms in Nagasaki

A citizens’ group opposing the bid for an IR at the Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Sasebo city, Nagasaki, held its inaugural meeting...

China protests seen unlikely to dent Indochina prospects

A backlash against a perceived influx of Chinese investment has sparked protests in both Vietnam and Cambodia this year, though experts say the outlook...

China protests seen unlikely to dent Indochina prospects

A backlash against a perceived influx of Chinese investment has sparked protests in both Vietnam and Cambodia this year, though experts say the outlook for two of the region’s most promising gaming markets remains positive.

MGM workers urges DICJ to look into nausea-inducing gaming tables

A group of workers from MGM China has urged an investigation into MGM’s new high-tech gaming tables that have allegedly been causing discomfort amongst workers,...

Taking the temperature of the casino debate

The Japanese language includes the idiomatic expression “ondosa,” which literally means “a difference in temperatures.” However, it often appears in newspapers to represent a situation in which various parties don’t quite see eye-to-eye—that they view a matter with disparate levels of support or commitment. When it comes to the legalization of casinos in Japan, there are vast temperature differences between the various interested parties. And amongst the public feelings are still running high against IRs. Proponents say more and better education is needed.
Solid Gaming

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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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.