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Online companies eye India potential

India’s online gaming sector has seen a spate of acquisitions in recent months as operators position themselves for strong projected growth, despite the ongoing regulatory uncertainties.

Breaking the link between pachinko and tobacco

The passage of the anti-smoking ordinance by the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly in late June is forcing the pachinko industry to grapple with yet another major policy challenge, as social and legal standards in Japan are beginning to shift.

Lawyers’ association says lifting casino ban threatens Japan’s legal order

The Japan Federation of Bar Associations has renewed its opposition to lifting the ban on casino gambling, describing the legislation as something that might threaten the underpinnings of the nation’s legal order.

Survey finds 69 percent of Japanese oppose IRs

The Abe government controls more than enough seats in the National Diet to force passage of the IR Implementation Bill, but the latest opinion...

Ruling party finally makes IR bill push

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party has finally put passage of the IR Implementation Bill near the very top of its legislative agenda, as evident in comments made Saturday by Hiroshi Moriyama, the ruling party’s Diet affairs policy chairman.

Gambling addiction bill set to pass House of Representatives

Diet debate on the Basic Bill on Gambling Addiction Countermeasures began on Wednesday in the lower house’s Cabinet Committee, and the legislation is expected to be passed by a plenary session of House of Representatives by the end of business on Friday, May 25.

Opposition leader ready for general election to stop IR bill

Yukio Edano, leader of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and the top opposition leader in the nation, stated at a party meeting last...

Taiwan gaming services industry booming

Taiwan now employs about 200,000 people in its gaming services industry and investment by gaming companies is rising, despite the lack of legal framework, Calvin Yang, managing partner, Join International Law Officers told a panel at G2E Asia.

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Success Dragon expects loss to narrow

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Asia Gaming Brief @ G2E Philippines this week

The Asia Gaming Brief will be at G2E Asia Philippines, making its official debut Dec. 3-4, 2019, at the Manila Marriott Hotel. The show will...

Impressive achievements, but still room for improvement

At the time of its handover to China in 1999, Macau’s transition from a colonial outpost to a semi-autonomous global gaming powerhouse was far from assured.

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Impressive achievements, but still room for improvement

At the time of its handover to China in 1999, Macau’s transition from a colonial outpost to a semi-autonomous global gaming powerhouse was far from assured.

Macau 2020 and beyond

The 1999 handover and casino liberalization policy put in place a new phase of development for Macau. All six casino licenses are soon set to expire and once the retendering process has been enacted, Macau will enter a crucial next phase. 

Regional growth and room to experiment are Philippine pluses

The inaugural G2E Asia @ the Philippines wrapped up on Wednesday, with suppliers expressing optimism about regional growth and the product experimentation.