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Japan bill to seek to ban addicts from casinos

The Japanese government expects to draft a system by this summer to tackle gambling addiction and is considering ways to ban serious addicts from...

IR bill taking shape, pachinko not seen in firing line

Japan’s government is unlikely to table a bill to restrict horse racing or its pachinko industry in tandem with regulation to introduce casinos into...
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Japan’s casino debate goes local

The passage of Japan’s Casino Bill into law in the early morning hours of December 15, 2016, was achieved only after a bruising political struggle. The administration of Shinzo Abe had waited too long into the Extraordinary Diet Session to begin the deliberations on the bill and thus was forced to steamroll over the opposition parties in a clumsy, ad hoc fashion. However, after  

Japan enacts casino bill, MGM to step up prep work

Japan has finally passed a bill setting the framework for legal casinos in what is expected to become Asia’s second-biggest gaming market after Macau. After...

Bloomberry would seek a partner for potential Japan casino

Bloomberry Resorts Corp. has confirmed it is considering investing in a gaming business in Japan, according to its filing to the Philippine Stock Exchange. "This...

LDP forgoes enacting Casino Bill this week

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party has backed away from its plan to enact the Casino Bill through the House of Councillors and into law...

Lower House panel clears Japan casino bill; majority of public oppose

A Lower House committee passed Japan’s framework bill to legalize casinos, potentially paving the way for the legislation to be passed in the actual...

Political Resistance to Japan Casino Bill Remains Strong

The roller coaster ride of efforts to open Japan’s casino market continues, with politicians keeping the industry on tenterhooks as to whether or not legislation will be passed in the current session of the Diet. Although some observers had believed that this session represented the best opportunity to move forward with discussions on the Bill for the Promotion of Integrated Resort Facilities, better known as the “Casino Bill,” the parliamentary deliberations have been repeatedly delayed and the time window for the bill’s passage has narrowed sharply. 

Japan casino legalization now or never: CLSA

There will be considerably less reason for optimism over casino legalization in Japan should the push for IRs in the country fail this time,...

Academic Society supports Japan casino bill

As the Japanese Diet moves next week toward a resumption of deliberations on Bill for the Promotion of Integrated Resort Facilities, better known as...
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Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2022

The Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) is the place to see new products and services, network, attend thought-provoking seminars, seek business partners and generate sales....
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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.
AGB Webinar - Acquiring and Retaining iGaming Customers

Acquiring & Retaining iGaming Customers

In this AGB Webinar Series, we covered the newest strategies for iGaming player acquisition and retention.

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G2E Asia 2021

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Asia Gaming Briefings – June 2021 Edition

For this edition of our magazine, we focus on Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines. The country’s casino industry has been among the hardest hit in Asia, with the integrated resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City having remained mostly closed to the general public since the beginning of the crisis last year.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – April 2021 Edition

In this April edition of Asia Gaming Briefings we take the pulse of how the North Asia jurisdictions of Japan, Korea and the Russian Far East have fared.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Feb 2021 Edition

The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.