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Incheon IR development plans hitting roadblocks

Ambitious plans to build a cluster of IRs near Incheon Airport are beginning to hit roadblocks as Covid-19 disrupts financing options, according to the...

Inspire Korea comes into clearer focus

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment’s plans for its Inspire Korea IR in Incheon are coming into much clearer focus, especially after CEO Mario Kontomerkos outlined his firm’s vision to Korean journalists earlier this month.

China firm plans $4.5b Incheon IR

LongRunn International, a Chinese real estate and resorts developer, has reportedly agreed to construct a $4.5 billion property near the Incheon International Airport in...

Cruise ship terminal earmarked for Incheon

A new cruise ship terminal is set to be built just 5km from Incheon International Airport, with the aim of boosting passenger traffic to...

First IR seeks to inspire lukewarm market

South Korea’s first true integrated resort is expected to open on April 20, although concerns remain about the potential for growth in the foreigner-only market. When Paradise Group and Japan’s Sega Sammy open their KRW1.3 trillion ($1.1 billion) property in Incheon next month, it will be the country’s first fully fledged integrated resort and the largest casino to date.

Lippo officially exits South Korea JV

Hong Kong-listed Lippo Limited has announced on Friday it has exited a joint casino project in Incheon, South Korea, according to a filing to...

South Korea’s first IR to open April 20

Paradise Co. and Japan’s Sega Sammy will open South Korea’s first integrated resort on April 20th on a 330,000 m2 site in Incheon, near...

Mohegan Sun ups non-gaming ante in South Korea

U.S. tribal operator Mohegan Sun says design and permitting for its $5 billion integrated resort in South Korea is proceeding at a rapid pace, and the project is currently on schedule to break ground in 2017 and open in early 2020. 

Lippo Group considers withdrawing from Korea venture

Hong Kong-listed Lippo Ltd is considering withdrawing from its proposed joint venture with US gaming company Caesars Entertainment Corp. to build a casino in...

NagaCorp, GKL pull out of Korea license auction

Hong Kong-listed NagaCorp and Grand Korea Leisure said they will not participate in a bidding process for one of two integrated resort licenses being...
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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.
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Acquiring & Retaining iGaming Customers

In this AGB Webinar Series, we covered the newest strategies for iGaming player acquisition and retention.
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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.
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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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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.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Oct 2020 Edition

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