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Tokyo Olympics to be postponed by one year: IOC member

The 2020 Olympic Games will be postponed by one year, said a member of the International Olympic Committee Dick Pound.  "On the basis of the...

Asian betting revenue could spike as high as World Cup Finals

LeTou CEO Paul Fox said he believes betting revenue in Asia could be “on a par” with the FIFA Football World Cup Final, should...

Sands now betting against Yokohama and Tokyo

Las Vegas Sands’ Managing Director for Global Development George Tanasijevich has offered the clearest statement yet that his firm is now following MGM Resorts in pursuing an “Osaka First” strategy.

Foreign tourists spent more than $41b in 2018

Foreign tourists visiting Japan spent a record JPY4.5 trillion (about $41.5 billion) during the course of 2018, according to a preliminary estimate by the Japan Tourism Agency.

Esports could become Olympic sport by 2024

The year 2024 may mark the first time esports is recognized as an Olympic Games medal event, says esports experts. China-based Chu Yun Fan, the...

2022 Winter Games to provide Chinese boost for Genting

The Beijing 2022 Winter Games will prove to be an important point of growth for Malaysia-based Genting Group, says Lim Chee Wah, the former...

Kangwon Land slowdown seen as short term

Kangwon Land, whose top-line growth slowed to 3.8 percent last year, is likely to see a recovery in its fortunes driven by an upgrade...

Korean e-Sports head wants Olympic status

Jun Byung-hun, president of Korea e-Sports Association (KeSPA) is pushing for his goal to make e-sports an official Olympic event one day. “E-sports have been...

Sports betting could fund athletes: AIGF

The recently formed All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has appealed to the Prime Minister to legalize sports betting in the country, local media reports. In...

Australian Sports Commission pushes for its own lottery

The Australian Sports Commission will be seeking approval for a UK-style sport lottery in order to raise funds for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, local...

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