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Hayashi announces candidacy as Yokohama’s pro-IR hope

Fumiko Hayashi has announced her intention to run for a fourth term as mayor of Yokohama, and on her candidacy rides the fate of Yokohama’s IR bid.
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Hayashi may enter Yokohama mayoral race, reviving IR prospects

Incumbent Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi has, according to the Mainichi Shinbun, decided to enter the mayoral race on a pro-IR policy platform, as her chances of victory are rising due to the clutter of anti-casino candidates that she would face.
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Ruling party chapter splits on Yokohama mayoral race

Former National Public Safety Commission Chairman Hachiro Okonogi’s unexpected entry into the Yokohama mayoral race on an anti-IR policy platform appears to have pushed the local chapter of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party to sit out the contest entirely, as its members are deeply split in their opinions.

Yokohama mayor under fire for pro-IR messaging

Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi is facing the ire of opposition councilmen both for the pro-IR pamphlet distributed by her administration that does not admit any negative effects of hosting a casino, as well as repeated challenges to her position that a popular referendum is unneeded.

Yokohama City Council passes IR budget over fierce citizen protest

The Yokohama City Council passed on Tuesday a JPY400 million (US$3.6 million) research budget for its IR development initiative at Yamashita Pier, but in...

Yokohama City Council approves formation of IR operator selection committee

With the support of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito Party representatives, the Yokohama City Council approved last Friday the municipal government’s plan...

Yokohama to establish advisory committee for IR operator selection

The municipal government of Yokohama announced on Thursday that it would be establishing a specialized committee to advise the city on the selection of...
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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.
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Acquiring & Retaining iGaming Customers

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

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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.