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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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Interview with Mellissa Kong: Attracting gamers to your IRs [video]

Esports entrepreneur Mellissa Kong, who runs REES, an esports engagement platform, speaks to Asia Gaming Brief editor Felix Ng about how hospitality and retail brands, including integrated resorts, can better use their esport spaces to attract gamers to their properties.
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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. 

Melco Cyprus construction proceeding, to open Summer 2022

Melco Resorts & Entertainment said construction work on its City of Dreams Mediterranean property is proceeding smoothly and the property is slated to open in Summer, 2022.

Vinpearl group proposes US$2.2 billion IR on Hon Trey island

Vinpearl Co. has proposed the creation of a US$2.2 billion integrated resort on Hon Trey island in central Vietnam by combining seven existing projects. The IR would have 200 gaming tables and 2000 electronic gaming machines and be operational by 2024.

One Kyushu consortium taps gymnast hero for Nagasaki IR bid

The One Kyushu consortium has announced that Kohei Uchimura, Olympic gymnast and local hero, will be its brand ambassador for its Nagasaki IR bid.

Caesars Korea project sold for “barbecue pork,” CEO says

Caesars' Entertainment CEO Tom Reeg responded to an analysts' question on the sale of its Korea venture by saying: "Korea has gone, we sold it for some barbecue pork. We sold it back to our partners and have no more commitment. We're out."

Residents lose legal case to prevent Yokohama IR construction

A Yokohama court dismissed an effort by anti-casino local residents to argue that the city government could not make use of the land at Yamashita Pier for IR construction.

RWM COO showcases 2.0 expansion in video

Resorts World Manila Chief Operating Officer Stephen Reilly has introduced the property's new Grand Wing, which has been under construction for five year in a near ten minute video. The production highlights the health and safety options, as well as the hotels, restaurants and swimming pool facilities.

International Entertainment in talks over IR license details with PAGCOR

International Entertainment said its Marina Square Properties unit is in talks with the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) over the details for a provisional IR license it received in November and it trying to develop a new operation format with the regulator.
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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.
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.