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S.Korean police trace bulk of missing casino cash, search for three suspects

South Korean police say they believe they have located the bulk of the KRW14.56 billion ($13.3 million) missing from the Jeju Shinhwa World casino are are seeking three suspects. 

Japan closes borders to foreign travelers

After reaching record numbers of new Covid-19 cases and fatalities for almost two months, the Japan government has finally decided to take serious measures to partially lock down the nation.

Caesars Korea may lose its licence in March

Caesars Korea, a major IR development project in Incheon, may have its license canceled in March due to the long suspension of construction activities and the failure to meet various benchmarks and commitments.
Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi

Mayoral election now key to Yokohama IR development

When Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi announced at a press conference three months ago that she would respect the outcome of any popular referendum on IR development, we took her at her word.

Korea police find cash on Jeju, probing links to missing casino funds

South Korean police have discovered cash worth KRW8.1 billion ($7.4 million) at a resort on Jeju island and are trying to determine whether it is linked to a cash pile of KRW14.56 billion that went missing from Landing International's casino at Jeju Shinhwa World last week.

Kangwon Land installs new KL Saberi slots

Kangwon Land on Tuesday installed about a hundred new slot machines on its gaming floor from its own brand manufacturer, KL Saberi, including nine new titles.

Opposition party conducts symposium against Yokohama IR

The Kanagawa chapter of the main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan held an online symposium on Monday opposing IR development in Yokohama and began the process of raising a candidate against Mayor Fumiko Hayashi.
Ocean's Eleven

Landing Jeju casino theft becomes major media story

It may not precisely be Ocean’s Eleven, but the theft from the casino at Landing International Development’s Jeju Shinhwa World has nevertheless captured the imagination of both the Korean domestic and the international news media.

Dream Tower Casino may have initial VIP focus

Lotte Tour Development is moving forward with plans to relocate its casino to the Jeju Dream Tower, aiming to begin operations by the end of March. Initially, there will be a focus on local VIPs for the foreigner-only casino.
Wakayama IR Zone Map

Wakayama maintains plan to open IR in spring 2026

The Wakayama Prefectural Government published its IR implementation plan last Thursday, maintaining its optimistic view that it can open an IR by the spring of 2026.
Life After Pogos

Life After POGOs – AGB Dossier

This Dossier results from the “Life After POGOs” editorial project by Asia Gaming Brief which culminated with a pop-up digital forum on 9th December to discuss potentials ramifications in the industry.

Australian market report: How to adapt to the new normal

Covid-19 forced the rapid and unexpected closure of venues across Australia, changing the operating environment with unprecedented speed and leaving managers scrambling to adapt...
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.
AGB Webinar Attracting Players, Not Fraudsters

Attracting players, not fraudsters

With sports betting restarting we are now seeing traffic levels return to pre-COVID levels. The same is unfortunately true for fraudulent activities as operators tempt players, both new and existing, with lucrative bonuses and attractive game offerings.
asia gaming briefings Dec 20

Asia Gaming Briefings – Dec 2020 Edition

Over the years, many of the answers have been remarkably prescient in their forecasts for the near-term direction of Asia’s gaming industry. However, we can safely say that no one came anywhere close to guessing what 2020 may have had in store.
news, macau, gambling

Asia Gaming Briefings – Nov 2020 Edition

While nowhere in the world has escaped the economic fallout from the Covid-19 crisis, Macau has been hit harder than most, with forecasts for gross domestic product to shrink more than 50 percent this year.
asia gaming briefings OCT 20

Asia Gaming Briefings – Oct 2020 Edition

Before the Covid-19 crisis, tourism in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region was at a record high, on track to welcome 80 million visitors in 2019, generating some $90 billion in revenue.