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Tomakomai leads in Hokkaido IR race

The Experts Committee established by Hokkaido Governor Harumi Takahashi held its third meeting on Wednesday and declared that among the three municipalities vying for...
Wakayama Revise IR Plan

Wakayama prefecture publishes revised IR plan

The Wakayama Prefectural Government has published its revised IR plan taking into account aspects of the IR Implementation Act and suggestions made by the...

Six operators remain in Tomakomai IR race

It would appear that the competition to partner with the Tomakomai municipal government has now narrowed down to six serious suitors—Caesars Entertainment, Hard Rock International, Mohegan Sun, Rush Street, Clairvest, and Foxwoods.
Sihanoukville

Amax reaches services accord on Cambodia casino

Amax International said a wholly owned unit had reached an HK$9 million ($1.1 million) accord to provide technical and pre-opening services to a casino in Sihanoukville, Cambodia.

Government launches survey of IR bid intentions

The central government bureaucracy has launched its first major initiative since the July passage of the IR Implementation Act by beginning surveys on the...

Pagcor cracks down on illegal online operators

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp has launched a crackdown of illegal online gaming operations in the country, local media reports.

Tokyo to commission new IR research

The Bureau of Port and Harbor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has announced a public tender for an advisory firm to research the economic and social impacts of building an IR in Japan’s capital city.
Cambodia

Regulation to stimulate growth

Cambodia is expected to introduce its long-awaited casino regulation in September, which may attract further investment to one of Asia’s most vibrant markets.
Pagcor

Pagcor says license moratorium to protect industry returns

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp said the decision to put a moratorium on issuing further land-based casino licenses in the country was designed to protect investments made by existing operators.

Philweb fights to regain lost ground

Almost two years after losing its license in a spat with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, gaming technology company PhilWeb Corp is on a charm offensive to win back lost business with improved content and services.

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Will Japan score a home goal with sports betting regulation?

The prospect of legal sports betting in Japan has created a buzz in the global community, though industry insiders warn that Tokyo will need to do a better job on regulation than it has with casinos if the market is to reach its full multi-billion dollar potential.
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Sportradar Appoints Lynn S. McCreary as Chief Legal Officer

Sportradar, a leading global provider of sports betting and sports entertainment products and services, announced the appointment of Lynn S. McCreary as Chief Legal Officer. 

Regulators barely have a seat at the table [video]

Asia Gaming Brief asia editor Felix Ng catches up with former gaming regulator Paul Newson, Principal at Senet Advisory about how the pandemic, and recent royal commissions have sparked change in the approach to gaming regulation in Australia.
RWLV Genting

RWLV going cashless sets benchmark for wider industry

Resorts World Las Vegas’ new casino floor, which opens on June 24, is set to feature cashless gaming and smart tables using RFID chips.