Thursday, August 5, 2021


MGM-Orix, Japan

Clash of casino titans becomes a damp squib

The future shape of Japan’s IR casino industry is slowly beginning to take shape, but instead of a heated battle between the world’s gaming giants, regional governments have found themselves with limited choice in their potential gaming partners.

Japan online market continues to attract new entrants

Japan's online gambling market continues to attract new entrants amidst reports some operators managed revenue gains of as much as 150 percent last year.

PM Suga announces backing of anti-IR Yokohama candidate

Japan PM Yoshihide Suga has made public his support for his former cabinet member Hachiro Okonogi under an anti-casino stance.

Japan, India fast growing esport markets: Niko Partners

Darang Candra, director of South East Asia for Niko Partners says that there have been moves in Japan and Korea to regulate esports betting. 
covid variant

Covid roundup: restrictions tighten across Asia

Numerous nations in Asia on Wednesday reported record rises in new Covid-19 cases, as the Delta variant continues to affect the region.
Japan eSports

Thriving CS:GO virtual economy powers esports betting

In June, two virtual skins in the popular esports title Counterstrike: Global Offensive (CSGO) were sold for a record-breaking total of $780,000, the largest single transaction to date in CSGO history. 
Kyushu IR Promotion, japan

Nagasaki industry body to host 2nd human resource seminar

The Kyushu Nagasaki International Tourism Human Resource Development Consortium Preparatory Committee will hold its second seminar at the end of July aimed at sharing experiences from experts in the integrated resorts industry. 
Clairvest, Wakayama

Clairvest officially approved as Wakayama IR partner

The Wakayama prefectural government has officially approved Clairvest Neem Venture’s plans to develop an integrated resort in the city. 

OneTouch set to enter Japan with 12 localized games

Mobile-first casino games developer OneTouch is preparing to launch a series of premium, localised casino games in Japan in partnership with a well-established Japan-based studio.
MGM-Orix Osaka Air

Osaka IR in line with government vision, Wakayama approves Clairvest

MGM Resorts and Orix Corp.'s $9 billion Osaka IR in are in line with what the government had envisaged. Wakayama has officially approved Clairvest Neem Venture’s plans to develop an integrated resort in the city.
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.