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DeLeon Guerrero to remain head of CNMI’s casino regulator

Commonwealth Casino Commission board chair Edward C. DeLeon Guerrero will retain his position as head of the regulatory body until April 30, 2022.
Naomichi Suzuki

Tomakomai IR optimists see hopes dashed again

Hope springs eternal in the minds of Tomakomai IR advocates. The answer delivered from the lips of Hokkaido Governor Naomichi Suzuki keeps coming back “no,” but what seems to be delivered to their ears is “maybe soon.”
Osaka, Japan

Industry Voices: Give Japan a sporting chance

Japan’s lawmakers should use the enforced time-out of the coronavirus pandemic to abandon the flawed process and go back to the drawing board to start anew, this time heeding the public recrimination and industry critique as tenets for an IR policy makeover. 
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Osaka’s IR bid

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Osaka’s IR bid

If it can be said that Yoshihide Suga’s emergence as prime minister of Japan is something of a poisoned chalice for Yokohama’s IR bid, for the leaders of Osaka, it is, in contrast, both uncomplicated and quite beneficial.
gaming recovery

Macau concessionaires safe – or are they?

The question of the fast-looming deadline for expiry for Macau’s gaming concessions was given a thorough airing by a panel of experts Thursday night, with the majority coming down in favour of the government deciding to maintain the status quo and number of operators.

Locals gaming in Korea likely — but not imminent

The Covid-19 pandemic may be a trigger for South Korea to rethink its foreigner-only casino policy, as the country’s casinos struggle with a lack of tourism revenue.
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Russia overhauls sports betting legislation

Russia has approved legislation that will significantly overhaul its sports betting industry, imposing tax on bets placed on overseas events and extending financial obligations to all market participants. 

Casino Management Board set for Jan. 7

The Abe Cabinet adopted an ordinance on Friday to establish the long-awaited Casino Management Board on January 7, 2020.

Beijing sends shockwaves through igaming

After years of turning a blind eye to the booming online gambling markets in Cambodia and the Philippines, authorities in China have finally had enough, triggering a clampdown across the region. 

Ministry of Tourism publishes IR Basic Plan

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has unexpectedly published the long-awaited draft of its IR Basic Plan, giving local governments and operators a clearer idea of Japanese IR regulations.
AGE, australasian gaming expo

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....
life after pogos

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

AGBriefings, June, 2021, Resorts World Las Vegas

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.
Asia Gaming Briefings, april 2021

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.
Agbriefings February 21

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.