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Jeju Dream Tower casino licensing process to begin this month

Lotte Tour Development is reportedly planning to submit its application to license its casino within Jeju Dream Tower this month. The firm is aiming for a March opening.

Caesars Korea may lose its licence in March

Caesars Korea, a major IR development project in Incheon, may have its license canceled in March due to the long suspension of construction activities and the failure to meet various benchmarks and commitments.

Australia’s PlayUp gets New Jersey sports betting license

PlayUp, an Australian company that provides online Sports Betting, Horse Racing and Daily Fantasy Sports in Australia, New Zealand and India, has expanded its footprint across the US by acquiring a betting license in New Jersey. This is the second market access agreement that PlayUp has announced after the recent acquisition of their Colorado license.
Crown Resorts heads toward contentious AGM

Crown delays Sydney debut after money laundering admission

Crown Resorts will not be opening its A$2.2 billion Sydney casino in December and will need to wait until February before it hears whether it will retain its license, which was thrown into further doubt after a last-minute admission of money laundering.

License renewals for Goa offshore casinos approved

Despite some opposition, the Corporation of the City of Panaji, Goa, has resolved to renew the trade licences of the offices of all six offshore casinos which operate on the River Mandovi.
Crown Barangaroo

Regulator to meet before Crown defense has its say

The New South Wales regulator will hold a meeting next week to discuss whether Crown Resorts can open its new Sydney casino in December as planned, raising concern as the company will not have concluded its defence.

NSW regulator to meet on November 18 on Crown opening

New South Wales' Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority has scheduled a meeting for 18 November to decide whether Crown Resorts can proceed with a planned opening of its resort in Sydney in December.
Waterfront Philippines

Waterfront aims to be new kid on Manila IR block

Waterfront Philippines has won a long-running legal battle with the Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) to build a new integrated resort in Manila and will be seeking partners to run the operation.
Crown Barangaroo

Crown Resorts unsuitable but can it keep its license?

Crown Resorts management faces a nail biting few months as regulators mull the fate of its Barangaroo license in Sydney after lawyers winding up an inquiry into the company found it “unsuitable.”
Crown Resorts

The Crown has slipped, but will it fall?

There has rarely been a less edifying spectacle in 21st century corporate Australian history than the serial evisceration of the directors of Crown Resorts before the Bergin Inquiry into, among other things, the suitability of its subsidiary licensee of the Barangaroo casino.
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...
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.
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.
news, macau, gambling

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.