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SJM says Grand Lisboa Palace to be “gastronomy hub” for Macau

SJM Holdings has revealed details of its food and beverage offerings planned for the Grand Lisboa Palace, saying it aims to become a gastronomy hub. 
International Entertainment gains provisional license for Manila IR

Int. Entertainment unit signs revenue-sharing casino accord with PAGCOR

Hong Kong-listed International Entertainment said its Philippines unit has signed an accord with the Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR), which is designed to help it gain experience in casino management ahead of opening its own integrated resort in Manila.
Anita Chan, compass edge

Interview with Anita Chan: Pinpointing emerging tourism trends [video]

Anita Chan, CEO of Compass Edge talks with Asia Gaming Brief Managing Editor Sharon Singleton about trends in domestic tourism across Asia and how markets are positioning to reopen.

Osaka IR looks lonely after local firms eschew contracts

At one point the most anticipated IR development, these are now lonely days for the Osaka Yumeshima IR, whose buzz has become nearly inaudible, following a dramatic shift in local business attitudes.
Hachiro Okonogi, yokohama, anti-IR

Yokohama mayoral race becoming crowded and unpredictable

Anyone who thought that the Yokohama mayoral race would be between the pro-IR incumbent and a major anti-IR opposition challenger has watched that scenario go out the window over the past couple weeks.
Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi

Mulling a Japan IR race without Yokohama

While it is still premature to say that Yokohama is definitely out of the Japan IR race, the events of the past week brought that prospect much closer. It is worthwhile to consider what the landscape would look like should this major port city in fact withdraw.

Huis Ten Bosch posts loss as Covid cuts visitor numbers

Huis Ten Bosch, a contender site for an IR in Nagasaki, posted a loss of Y218 million ($1.9 million) in the fiscal year to March 2021 as Covid slashed visitor numbers. 

SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace in final stages of licensing approvals

SJM Holdings' Grand Lisboa Palace on Cotai is going through the final phases of the licensing process, Macau Government Tourism Office Director Maria Helena Senna de Fernandes said.
integrated resorts, covid, travel

Will changing Covid travel preferences leave IRs in the cold?

As the Covid crisis continues to rage across Asia, there appears to be little hope for a full return to international travel any time soon, however once that does become a possibility will the post-pandemic traveller still be seeking the same experiences as before?
Can domestic tourism fill the void?

Locals program unlikely to be expanded, despite Covid

Appeals from Vietnam’s casino owners to allow locals to gamble are likely to fall on deaf ears despite plummeting revenue due to the closure of international borders.
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.