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The University of Las Vegas weighs in on Japan’s casino industry

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The University of Las Vegas’ International Gaming Institute has published two research reports on the nascent Japanese casino industry. 

Its first report, the 100-page “Socio-Economic Impacts of Japanese Integrated Resorts” publication analyses the impact of an integrated resort casino, with a particular focus on Japan’s goals for the project which include encouraging the Japanese tourism market whilst also minimising gambling addiction and related crime.

Researchers from UNLV state that “Japan is in a fortunate position. There are many jurisdictions that have developed large IR projects and can serve as case studies for appropriate policies. The science behind socio-economic impacts of casino IRs has also improved significantly in the past 15 years, providing practical guidelines for many decisions.

It later goes on to add that “The addition of a major tourism-oriented IR development would complement this existing economy and infrastructure with some significant socio-economic advantages. 

In fact, of all of the ways in which the gambling act can be commercialised, this type of IR achieves the tourism metrics sought by Japan (outlined in the above section) best. Crucially, policymakers have a significant opportunity at this stage to positively impact how the IRs contribute to these desired goals.

The second report, “Practical Perspectives on Gambling Regulatory Processes for Study by Japan: Eliminating Organised Crime in Nevada Casinos” illustrates how gaming regulation can help Japan to eliminate organised crime in the casino industry, suggesting the introduction of a rigorous licensing regime with internal controls and compliance practices. 


Using regulation in Nevada as its comparison model, the report suggests pre-licensing background investigations and post-licensing enforcement structures designed with the objective of stopping criminal organisations from infiltrating the Japanese casino industry.

The report concludes that “embracing this regulatory approach to prevention and/or elimination of organised crime will be especially crucial for a number of reasons.

First, the global gaming industry (as well as the general public) is well aware that the Yakuza have been active in gambling activities in Japan, which mandates an aggressive approach.

Second, for Japan to attract the desired and desirable kind of globally-competitive capital investment in its integrated resorts, which will in turn allow for the desired and desirable kinds of globally-competitive integrated resort destinations to be constructed, there can be no association with organised crime at all – the banks, the investment community, and the most respected casino operators simply will not (indeed, cannot) participate.

The Japanese Diet is expected to agree the countries regulatory framework for gambling next year, with the first integrated resorts expected to open in the early 2020s. 

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Made-in-India Shooter MaskGun Crosses 60 Million Players, Three Year Anniversary Update Out Now

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SuperGaming, one of India’s leading game development companies announced its mobile multiplayer shooter MaskGun has crossed 60 million players. January also marks the game’s third anniversary.

To celebrate this, MaskGun gets a new update known as the 3rd Anniversary Update. It brings a revamped user interface, fresh skins, and hotly-requested 1v1 mode. It’s out now via the App and Play Store.

“The MaskGun anniversary update is our biggest one yet,” says Roby John, CEO and co-founder. “1v1 in particular has been the most requested feature from the community. It aims to be a test of true skill to show off the best talent from MaskGun’s 60 million plus players as there won’t be a team to make up for your lapses or carry you in a match.”

As the name suggests, 1v1 pits one player against another in a no-holds barred contest to see who is the best. Select from three weapon types — assault rifle, shotgun, and sniper rifle and square off against your friend (or enemy) and settle rivalries once and for all. You can check out what to expect from 1v1 in this handy trailer:

Beat your rivals consistently and you could find yourself a spot on MaskGun’s leaderboard and win unique in-game rewards too. You can access the mode from the Rumble section of the game’s menu. Other additions include new female agents and dragonborne weapon skins. You can download MaskGun for free right now on the App Store and Google Play.

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Macau’s Draft Gaming Bill Outlines Tighter Control of Casinos, Junkets

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Macau’s Legislative Assembly has published the draft of a highly anticipated gaming bill on Tuesday that gave details on the Chinese territory’s goal of tightening its grip on casino firms and reining in so-called junket operators.

The proposed changes, which need legislators’ approval to become law, mark the biggest reform in two decades for the world’s biggest gambling hub in terms of money wagered and lay the ground for multibillion-dollar casino operators ahead of the expiration of their licenses this year.

The 44-page draft document – published in Chinese and Portuguese – comes after the government announced on Friday that the number of new licenses would be capped at six and the license term halved to 10 years.

The licences of the six operators, Wynn Macau, Sands China, MGM China, SJM Holdings, Galaxy Entertainment and Melco Resorts, are all due to expire in June. The government said all existing or potential operators need to apply through a new tender process.

The draft bill aimed to provide clarity on the role of the junket operators, middlemen tasked with bringing in high-rollers from mainland China. If approved, casino operators would no longer have dedicated junket rooms, and revenue-sharing arrangements between the two parties would be prohibited.

Macau will continue to issue junket licenses to approved VIP promoters but will restrict them to only operating in one concessionaire. Previously, Macau junkets were allowed to operate in all operators with multiple rooms. This is likely to further dilute their influence.

While a proposal for a government official to directly supervise the casinos was dropped after feedback from the operators, casinos will be subject to a review every three years when the city’s gaming regulator will examine their “contractual compliance in general”.

Each license holder will have a 30% cap on the number of shares that can be publicly listed while any major financial transactions must be communicated to authorities. The government said it has the right to terminate a casino’s contract for reasons including public interest or breaching its obligations.

Casino operators will have to draw up a plan to promote responsible gambling, while there will be a maximum number of gaming tables and machines each license holder will be allowed to operate, according to the bill.

The draft detailed what would be expected of new licensees, including support for local small- and medium-sized companies, activities of “public interest” and support for fields including science and the environment.

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ONE Esports and Samsung Enter Long-term Partnership to Launch ONE Esports App

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ONE Esports, a subsidiary of Group ONE Holdings (ONE), has announced it has signed a long-term partnership with Samsung in Southeast Asia.

This is the latest major partnership for ONE Esports, following recent partnership announcements with Activision Blizzard, foodpanda Thailand, Franklin Templeton, FWD, Marriott Bonvoy and McDonald’s Philippines.

This partnership with Samsung will see ONE Esports develop an exclusive ONE Esports mobile app for Samsung devices in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, to be launched in the second half of 2022.

The app will be positioned as the go-to source for esports news and content in Southeast Asia, and will be seamlessly integrated into the ONE Esports media ecosystem, featuring news and content syndicated from ONE Esports’ website, oneesports.gg, which will be localised across each market. Samsung users will also get to enjoy exclusive videos and rewards produced by the ONE Esports team for the app.

The app will be made available in the Samsung Galaxy Store and Google Play Store for over-the-air download exclusively on Samsung mobile devices this year.

“I am proud to announce this partnership with Samsung that brings ONE Esports’ world-class esports content natively on mobile, in collaboration with Southeast Asia’s leader in mobile devices and experiences. Samsung clearly understands that brands need to connect and engage with the next generation to stay ahead of the curve, and mobile devices and esports are two of the most effective ways to reach them. As the penetration of mobile usage and gaming across Southeast Asia continues to grow, this partnership will give the new generation of mobile-first consumers the best way to consume esports content,” Carlos Alimurung, CEO of ONE Esports, said.

“Led by a young, digital, and global audience, esports is shaping up to be the future of sports, media, and entertainment. Through this unprecedented partnership with ONE Esports, we are excited to bring the galaxy of esports to Samsung mobile users, many of whom are passionate about esports and mobile gaming. ONE Esports is uniquely positioned as Southeast Asia’s premier esports media organisation, and our partnership sets the cornerstone for combining the best of esports experiences with the best mobile gaming devices for our customers,” said Chris Tarr, Head of Mobile Services & Partnerships, Southeast Asia and Oceania at Samsung Electronics.

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