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Lotte Tour turnaround on the cards: SK Securities

Lotte Tour Development has the potential to see a turnaround in its performance this year, according to SK Securities analyst Seung-Doo Na.
Bobby Soper, Mohegan Sun

Interview with Bobby Soper: Expansion in Korea and hopes for Japan [video]

Bobby Soper, the newly appointed international president at Mohegan Sun, talks to Asia Gaming Brief about the group’s vision for its resort in Incheon, South Korea and aspirations for a license in Nagasaki, Japan. He says the group’s entertainment-focused, non-gaming model will help to cushion Mohegan from the notorious volatility in South Korea’s foreigner-only casino market.

Pachinko revenues running 75% pre-pandemic levels

Across Japan, pachinko parlor revenues are running at about 75 percent of the levels that they attained before the onset of the Covid pandemic.

Landing appoints non-exec. director to oversee theme parks/hotels

Landing International said it has appointed Huang Wei as a non-executive director to oversee the group's theme park and hotel operations.

Only two out of eight Jeju casinos currently open

Only two out of eight casinos are currently open on Jeju island in South Korea, which saw revenue from its foreigner-only properties drop 60 percent last year.
Nagasaki

Nagasaki IR bid gets top-level political patronage

Nagasaki’s IR licensing bid has now gained something that it never had before—a political patron at the very top of Japan’s government.
Hayashi Fujimoto

Second anti-casino candidate enters Yokohama mayoral race

A second candidate with an anti-casino policy platform has entered the Yokohama mayoral race, recently announced to be scheduled for August 22.

Merged firm to take over largest Japan-facing online gambling brand

The merger of US-based Bally’s Corporation and UK-based Gamesys Group will, among other things, bring new leadership to the largest online gambling brand in Japan, Vera & John.

Paradise Co pilots AI serving robot

Paradise Hotel Busan has announced it is trialing an ‘AI Serving Robot’ to expand its non-face to face services to its food and beverage establishments.
Kyushu IR Promotion, japan

High-powered Kyushu IR Promotion Council launched

The stars of the regional political and business world came out on Monday to formally launch the Kyushu IR Promotion Council, aiming to win one of the three available licenses from the central government.
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.
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.
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.