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LVS, sports-betting groups financing campaigns to amend Florida betting, reports

Multi-billion dollar gaming companies such as Las Vegas Sands, are beginning to pour money into campaigns aimed at amending legislation to legalize sports betting in Florida.

Macau operators reminded to remain neutral in elections

Macau’s gaming operators have been reminded to remain neutral and impartial, and to avoid any form of campaigning ahead of this year’s legislative assembly election. 

No smoking business consortium launched in Tokyo

Backed by Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike and the Tokyo Medical Association, the "No Smoking Promotion Business Consortium” was launched on Thursday as the latest effort to bring Japan’s public policies on smoking in line with most other advanced nations.

Yokohama mayoral contender votes no casino

Kazuyoshi Nagashima, a former mayor of a small city and one-term House of Representatives lawmaker, is at present the only openly declared candidate for the July 30 election to become Mayor of Yokohama. His main campaign slogan is a succinct two words: NO CASINO!!! He joins other regional politicians in campaigning on the bandwagon of opposition to IRs in their cities. 

Pachinko aids students, activists skeptical

Japan’s pachinko industry has begun a new campaign to help financially disadvantaged students through university, but activists are dismissing the campaign as just a...

Trump victory won’t affect Macau near term, supplier upside

Donald Trump’s election victory will not have an immediate impact on Macau SAR, says analysts, but it may be too early to tell. “I don’t...

Australians urged to leak secret information on pokies

Three Australian politicians are calling on the public to leak secret information related to the poker machine industry, local media reports. The “Pokie-Leaks” campaign, supported...

TAB launches “We Love A Bet” campaign

Australia’s TAB has undertaken a significant brand repositioning ahead of the AFL and NRL final series. The relaunch, named the “We Love A Bet” campaign,...

Proposal will ban Macau casinos’ involvement in electoral campaigns

A revision of the Legislative Assembly’s electoral law could see a ban on casino operators from playing any role in an electoral campaign, Macau...

Duterte sets sights on illegal gambling

The Duterte administration will be targeting illegal gambling in its campaign against crime and corruption, said Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella on Tuesday. “It’s part of...
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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.
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