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Yokohama mayoral recall movement ends far short of threshold

The effort to force a recall vote on Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi has ended in failure, with the anti-casino activists collecting only about 70,000 resident signatures when 490,000 were needed.

Poll suggests local opposition to Osaka IR increasing

A poll conducted by the Nihon Keizai Shinbun and TV Osaka suggests that local opposition to the construction of the proposed IR at Yumeshima in Osaka may be increasing, with 52 percent opposed versus 37 percent in favor.

Yokohama mayor says she would respect IR referendum result

Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi stated for the first time that should the city be forced to hold a referendum on IR development and lose the vote, she would respect the people’s decision and withdraw the city’s candidacy.
Pro IR candidate confirmed as Japan’s next PM

Pro IR candidate confirmed as Japan’s next PM

Pro IR politician Yoshihide Suga has won his party’s nomination to succeed Shinzo Abe as prime minister of Japan.
Joey Lim, former Donaco CEO

Lim brothers ousted from Donaco board

Shareholders in Australia-listed Donaco International have voted overwhelmingly to remove  founders Joey Lim Keong Yew and his brother Benjamin Lim Keong Hoe from its board of directors. 

Kinmen residents overwhelmingly vote no to casinos

Residents of Taiwan’s Kinmen County have voted against casinos in the island in a referendum held Saturday, local media reports. The referendum, formulated by Chinese...

Penghu residents reject plans for casinos, again

Residents of Taiwan’s Penghu have majority voted “no” to casino development on the island in a referendum held on Saturday. About 80 percent of the...

Penghu residents vote this weekend

Taiwan’s Penghu island residents will be voting this Saturday on whether to permit casino development on the island, with the prospect of new casino...

Penghu protesters drum up anti-casino sentiment

On Monday, a number of anti-gambling protesters gathered outside the Legislative Yuan, urging Penghu voters to say “no” to casinos in the island, China...

Penghu residents may soon vote on casinos

Penghu residents may soon take part in a referendum to allow casinos to open in their hometowns, local media reports. Over 5,000 signatures of eligible...
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...
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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.