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Fujiki vows he would give his life to stop Yokohama casino construction

Yokohama Harbor Resort Association Chairman Yukio Fujiki has reiterated his adamant opposition to the construction of a casino at Yamashita Pier, going so far as to declare that he would give his life to stop it.

Yokohama anti-casino activists claim signature threshold for referendum

Activists opposing the construction of an IR at Yokohama claim to have gathered enough signatures from local residents to trigger a referendum on the issue.

Opposition lawmakers tour Yokohama IR candidate site

A team of opposition lawmakers opposed to casino legalization toured Yamashita Pier, the proposed location for the Yokohama IR.

India sports minister calls sports betting immoral and illegal

India’s Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has unequivocally stated his opposition to the legalization of sports betting, calling it immoral and illegal, local media reports.  When...
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Villagers oppose casino relocation

Nerul villagers are opposing a plan to relocate Goa’s floating casinos to a site in Aguada Bay, local media reports.

New polls underline public opposition to casino legalization

New public opinion polls clearly indicate that most of the Japanese public remains opposed to casino legalization in the country, and the fact that...

Chorus of opposition rises against Yokohama mayor over IR bid

Yokohama Harbor Transport Association Chairman Yukio Fujiki may be the top leader of the opposition to an IR bid at Yamashita Pier, but a...
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Fujiki vows resistance to Yokohama IR bid

Yokohama Harbor Transport Association Chairman Yukio Fujiki, the 89-year-old “don of Yokohama” who controls part of Yamashita Pier, the proposed site for the IR, has vowed, “I shall not be evicted,” signaling his all-out resistance to Mayor Fumiko Hayashi’s new policy of favoring a bid.

Two-thirds of Hokkaido residents oppose IR construction

As the prefecture heads toward the April 7 gubernatorial and prefectural assembly elections, a poll conducted by the Hokkaido Shinbun found that 66 percent...
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Unified Local Elections in April key hurdle for IR bids

Every local government IR bid in the nation remains dependent upon conservative, or the right wing forces remaining in power in all major executive...
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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.
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.
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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.