Sunday, June 26, 2022


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Beijing sends shockwaves through igaming


After years of turning a blind eye to the booming online gambling markets in Cambodia and the Philippines, authorities in China have finally had enough, triggering a clampdown across the region. 

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Policy delays give late movers a fighting chance


The Abe government's decision to drag its feet on more detailed regulations governing the IR industry and to delay the establishment of the Casino Management Board may exercise an effect on which local governments get licensed and which IR operators are...

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Philippines suspends POGO license applications


The Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corp (PAGCOR) has said it will stop accepting new applications for offshore online gaming licenses after Beijing called on Manila to crack down on gambling operations targeting its citizens.

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Asia’s online brands struggle to make European impact


When 188Bet announced its withdrawal from the UK and Irish markets in March, it was the latest in a long line of Asia-facing operators to back away from Europe’s highly-regulated igaming jurisdictions.

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First recruitment agency for IR industry created


The company which runs the Japan Casino Academy and Tokyo-based human resources firm Altima have formed a joint venture to create Japan’s first recruitment agency for the anticipated domestic IR industry.

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Robust rules lacking in live casino boom


Cambodia is Indochina’s undisputed king of live dealer gaming, with land-based casinos rushing to install dedicated set-ups to stream action from gaming floors to online players.

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Surviving the titans


Besides being titans in the casino world, there’s something else that Sheldon Adelson, Stanley Ho, Lim Kok Thay and Steve Wynn have in common and this factor may lead to important regulatory repercussions for their business empires.

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Mayoral candidate advocates Shizuoka city IR bid


Shingo Amano, a candidate for mayor of Shizuoka city, is doing something that no other challenger for a significant local government office has done b

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Casino boom attracts junket interest


Cambodia’s casino boom is continuing, with a 53 percent increase in licenses granted during 2018 and growing interest from Macau-based operators and junkets as Chinese tourism and investment surges.

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POGO income for 2018 tops target


Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corp Chair Andrea Domingo said the regulator had pulled in total income of P6.72 billion *$128.5 million) in 2018 from its offshore online gaming licensees, topping its target.

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Cambodia casino licenses jump 53 percent in 2018


Cambodia’s casino boom is continuing with a 53 percent increase in licenses granted during 2018, local media reports.

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Hokkaido selects Tomakomai as “priority candidate” for IR


As widely anticipated, the Hokkaido Prefectural Government has indicated that Tomakomai would be the “priority candidate” for any IR bid emerging from the prefecture, dimming the rival hopes of Kushiro city and Rusutsu village.

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Osaka urged to build huge conference center at Yumeshima IR


The ninth meeting of Osaka’s IR Promotion Conference was held on November 14, and it was agreed that the prospective Yumeshima IR should include an international conference center that can host more than 5000 people, which is nearly double the size...

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Regulation to stimulate growth


Cambodia is expected to introduce its long-awaited casino regulation in September, which may attract further investment to one of Asia’s most vibran

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Philweb fights to regain lost ground


Almost two years after losing its license in a spat with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, gaming technology company PhilWeb Corp is on a charm of

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Silver Heritage engaging with government on licenses


Silver Heritage Group said it’s engaging with the Nepal government to ensure it has all the requisite permits and licenses for its resorts in the co

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Landing plans Philippine resort


Hong Kong-listed property developer, Landing International Development, said it plans to build an integrated leisure and entertainment resort in Paran

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Pagcor to license live dealer games for e-cafes


The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp is to allow the country’s eGaming operators to add live dealer table games to their product offering. In a

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The 13 pushes opening to June, sees HK$292.6m net from unit sale


The 13 Holdings says it expects net proceeds of HK292.6 million from the sale of its construction unit to help fund the completion of the ultra-luxury

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