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Xi signals possibility of additional tightening on online games

China President Xi Jinping is personally raising concerns about online gaming addiction. Addiction to online games, along with “other dirty and messy things online,” could have a bad influence on Chinese juveniles because they are not psychologically mature, he said.

First gambling addiction recovery center in South Korea

The Jeongseon Gambling Problem Recovery Center, the first gambling addiction rehabilitation institution in South Korea, will soon start operating in Jeongseon, Gangwon-do.

Macau registers fewer gambling addicts in 2020

A total of 77 gambling addicts were added to the Macau Social Welfare Bureau central registration system last year, a 30 percent decrease compared to the 2019 figure.

Yokohama city to establish a panel on IR concerns

The Yokohama municipal government has indicated that it will establish a new panel tentatively named the "Concern Countermeasures Study Group” to look into issues such as gambling addiction and special security problems that might attend the opening of an IR in the city.
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Panel proposes gambling addiction to fall under public insurance

An advisory panel to the health minister of Japan has recommended that the treatment of gambling addiction be covered by the national health insurance...

Doctor shortage may cripple anti-addiction policies

Dr. Ichiro Sora of the Department of Psychiatry at Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine pointed out at a public lecture in Osaka on Friday that a major unaddressed problem is that Japan simply does not have many medical professionals who can treat patients afflicted by gambling addiction.

Jeju teens have a gambling problem, survey finds

High school and middle school students on Jeju Island are at a high risk of gambling addiction, a new survey has found. According to...

Nasal spray for gambling addicts to undergo trials

Finnish researchers are looking into a nasal spray that could treat those with gambling addiction, according to media reports. Researchers at the National Institute for...

Gambling addiction closely linked to exposure: Professor

Jurisdictions that offer wide and frequent access to gambling, such as Australia’s pokies clubs or Japan’s pachinko parlors, may see more cases of problem...

3.2 million estimated problem gamblers in Japan: survey

Around 3.6 percent of the Japanese population have suffered from gambling addiction, according to a government survey released on Friday. The number amounts to around...
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.