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Illegal casino busted in Delhi hotel

An illegal casino allegedly functioning out of Radisson Blu Hotel in southwest Delhi’s Mahipalpur was busted on Saturday night, with fourteen people arrested.

R&F Properties sacks workers at Midan City project

Chinese developer Guangzhou R&F Properties has reportedly sacked about 30 employees who had been working on the site of Midan City Resort Complex in South Korea. R&F is now the sole owner after Caesars Entertainment sold its stake in January.

Sri Lanka’s “new Dubai” to allow gaming

A Chinese-controlled special economic zone in Sri Lanka is set to have regulation that will cover gaming, according to a draft law, local media reports. 

Jeju Dream Tower casino approved by provincial council

Approval for the opening of the LT casino at the much larger premises of the Jeju Dream Tower has been granted by a plenary session of the Jeju Provincial Council on a majority vote. Police investigations of the possible manipulation of public opinion surveys are ongoing. The final decision rests with the governor.

R&F Properties seeks funds and operator for Incheon development

Hong Kong-listed R&F Properties is seeking new financing and a casino operator partner for the Midan City development in Incheon, attempting to recover from Caesars Entertainment’s abandonment of the partnership.
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Vingroup’s “sleepless city” IR to open April 21

Vietnam real-estate giant Vingroup Group has announced it will officially open it's long-awaited $2.8 billion Phu Quoc United Center "Sleepless City" on April 21, 2021. 
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SkyCity CEO sees future in convergence

SkyCity Entertainment Group chief executive Michael Ahearne says the future lies in online and land-based gaming convergence, a comment he has made after two years of leading the company’s online efforts. 

Paradise Co. February sales slide 36.5% sequentially

Paradise Co. has filed another disappointing financial report, with its February sales dipping 36.5 percent on the January figure to under KRW17.4 billion (US$15.5 million).

GKL extends Seoul closures to March 15

State-backed Grand Korea Leisure has announced that it is once again extending the Covid-related business suspension of its two Seoul casinos, this time to March 15.

Delta Corp to build US$21 million casino ship for Goa

Delta Corp has revealed plans to build a replacement casino ship valued at about INR1.5 billion (US$21 million) as a replacement for an older ship on the Mandovi River in Goa. The new ship is expected to come into operation in mid-2022.
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.