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South Korea developer Netmarble Corp acquires huge social casino company

South Korean game developer Netmarble Corp has acquired social casino game company SpinX Games for an estimated $2.2 billion.

Sega Sammy to issue stock options to directors and employees to “increase morale”

Sega Sammy Holdings has revealed that it is going to issue stock acquisition rights to the company’s employees, and directors in an effort to boost morale.

Paradise July sales drop 60% year-on-year

Paradise Co. July sales fell 60% year-on-year, with the figure also down by more than half from June, as restrictions increased due to rising Covid cases.

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. 
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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.
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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. 

Asian nations continue to struggle with Covid

Asian nations are still struggling to fight the pandemic, as new data emerges of infection rates and record numbers of cases.
Lotte Tour Development moves company HQ

Jeju teams with forensic service to stop casino machine forgeries

Jeju island has teamed with South Korea's National Forensic Research Institute to develop a testing system to detect forged gaming machines and casino equipment. 

Jeju outbreak puts travel bubble talk at risk

The outbreak of covid-19 on Jeju island in South Korea has caused mass cancellation of holiday reservations and has put a dampener on talks for a travel bubble with neighbouring countries. 
Navigating Korea’s online maze

Delta variant brings continued woes to Asian gaming jurisdictions

Gaming jurisdictions in Asia are continuing to see setbacks amongst new outbreaks and lockdown measures being imposed by governments.
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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.
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