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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...

Anti-addiction bill comes first

Executives of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner Komeito have agreed that the next Diet session will prioritize passage of a...

Study suggests link between trauma and addiction

Men who have endured physical abuse or violence at home as a child are more likely to become problem gamblers, according to a recent...

Japan to introduce gambling addiction prevention laws

The Japanese government is considering submitting a bill to introduce a basic law on gambling addiction prevention, Japanese media Jiji News reports. The law would...
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...
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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.
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.
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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.