Joji Kokuryo

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    Bigger and brighter seen as short-term future of game design

    Gaming suppliers, facing the challenge of changing audience demographics and new technology, needs to move to “bigger and brighter” machines to lure clients into casinos, industry experts say. Speaking on a panel on Future Trends in Game Design at the ASEAN Gaming Summit, panelists said that while technologies such as skill-based products and virtual reality […]

    Significant increase in mass gaming

    In the lead up to the ASEAN Gaming Summit, held in Manila, Philippines on March 21-23, AGB interviewed Joji Kokuryo, Senior Compliance & Operations Manager of Aruze Gaming on the company’s outlook on gaming markets in Asia. What kind of trends do you foresee in the South East Asia over the next few years? We […]

    Cube-X Vertical

    Aruze Gaming is changing the game at this year’s Macao Gaming Show. Stand AA29 will be showcasing the newly introduced Cube-X Vertical along with other multiple products. The newest titles coming out exclusively on the Cube-X Vertical are, Tower Stack Bison, Tower Stack Feature Panda, and Tower Stack Slide Wolf allow the player to play […]

    Alphaslot tokens aim to connect online/offline worlds

    Online and land-based convergence, blockchain, and disruptive technologies are buzz words frequently deployed to describe the next best thing in gaming, though to date there are few practical examples of companies successfully challenging the existing order.

    Turning Japanese

    The gaming floors of Japan’s casinos are expected to be uniquely Japanese in theme and will differ from other jurisdictions around Asia in that they are likely to be dominated by machine-based play. As a result, it is expected to produce unique opportunities for global gaming suppliers, from the international giants, such as Scientific Games, Aristocrat and IGT, through to the locals such as Aruze Gaming and Konami. All are studying what may appeal the most to the highly prized market. 

    Gaming manufacturers adapt to mass reality

    Macau, once known as a premier gaming destination for high-roller gamblers, has been shifting its weight towards mass gamblers and that change is being reflected in trends on the casino floor. Elsewhere in Asia, gaming jurisdictions are also seeing similar changes and gaming manufacturers are tweaking their product lines to better suit the times.

    2018 in review – Sportsbetting, IndoChina and Japan

    There’s never a dull moment when it comes to gaming in Asia and 2018 produced its fair share of surprises, many of them provided by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is keeping the gaming industry on its toes.
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