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Okura Holdings posts 84% drop in H2 profit

Pachinko operator Okura Holdings said Profit for the period attributable to shareholders of the in the six months to end December decreased to 23 million yen, compared with 224 million yen the year earlier.

Okura Holdings expects to return to a small profit for H2, 2020

Okura Holdings said it expects to have returned to a profit in the second half of 2020 of no more than Y40 million ($379,328) due to the resumption of traffic at its pachinko parlours. This is down some 88 percent to pre-Covid levels. 
Suga Nishimura

Japan closes borders to foreign travelers

After reaching record numbers of new Covid-19 cases and fatalities for almost two months, the Japan government has finally decided to take serious measures to partially lock down the nation.
Dynam Japan

Rough sailing for Japan’s pachinko industry

The board of Dynam Japan Holdings, the largest pachinko firm if measured by the number of its outlets, has provided some insight into how this industry has fared in the year of the coronavirus.
Universal Entertainment records January-September 17.5% revenue decline

Universal Entertainment records January-September 17.5% revenue decline

Universal Entertainment has recorded JPY77.1 billion (US$732 million) in revenues for the January-September nine-month period, a figure which was down 17.5 percent on a year-on-year basis. The net loss attributable to owners of the parent company came to JPY6.8 billion.
Uncertainty for Okada Manila is “significant,”

Uncertainty for Okada Manila is “significant,” says Fitch

There is significant uncertainty about the recovery and expansion prospects of Okada Manila given the severity of the Covid-19 outbreak in the Philippines, Fitch Ratings said.

Universal H1 results get boost from pachinko and pachislot sales

Universal Entertainment bucked the trend by reporting a group-wide 24.9 percent increase in net sales for the first half of 2020, with brisk pachinko...

Sega Sammy reports 33.5 percent sales decrease for April-June quarter

Sega Sammy Holdings has reported that its net sales for the April-June quarter amounted to almost JPY48.4 billion (US$457 million), a year-on-year decrease of...

Okura Holdings expects profit to fall

Okura Holdings said it expects to record a decrease in profit of 83 percent for the eleven months ended 31 May 2020, mainly attributed...
Dynam pachinko hall

Dynam sees profit this year despite Covid-19 shutdowns

Dynam Japan Holdings said it didn’t expect to make a profit in the current quarter after the government ordered the closure of its pachinko parlours in Japan, but does expect to be back in the black for the full financial year, ending March 2021. 

All set for the FBM slots expansion campaign in Asia

FBM has been developing its slots offer over the last three years, with operations established in Europe and North America. The company is now accelerating its slots expansion campaign in Asia
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.
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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.
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.
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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.