Tag Archives: Japan

Cherry’s Game Lounge launches first Japanese affiliate website

Cherry Gaming’s industry performance marketing subsidiary Game Lounge has confirmed the launch of its first Japanese affiliate website; JapaneseCasino.com (www.japanesecasino.com) Launched last week, the website aims to produce the best content and information for Japanese online gambling consumers. Game Lounge management stated that it had spent numerous months researching the market in order to adapt its product to localised needs …

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Perform’s DAZN sport network launches in Japan

Continuing the expansion of its new DAZN Network, Perform Group has today announced the launch of the live sport streaming service for the Japanese market. Perform governance had secured J-League football streaming rights this July, as the DAZN network enters the Japanese market offering a comprehensive HD sports package for ¥1,750 (£13.50). DAZN Japan will further include content for European …

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Betway – 500/1 Japan Rugby Sevens set to inflict painful Olympic payout

Betway are on red alert with pre-tournament 500/1 rank outsiders Japan within touching distance of an Olympic medal in the rugby sevens. Still feeling the pain from paying out mammoth odds on Premier League champions Leicester City in May, the bookmaker  is reporting another potentially devastating blow less than three months later. Betway soaked up a sprinkling of bets on the …

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Perform secures J-League streaming rights via DAZN platform

Sports media and digital content publisher Perform Group has signed an exclusive 10-year digital streaming contract with the J-League, Japan’s highest professional football body. Perform’s live content streaming deal is reported to be worth ¥210 billion (£1.5 billion) The content partnership will see J-League J1, J2 J3 division matches broadcast live via Perform owned streaming platform DAZN (www.DAZN.com). The J-League is …

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South Korean pitcher charged with manipulating baseball games

South Korean prosecutors have charged Lee Tae Yang, a pitcher for NC Dinos in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), with manipulating games for gambling purposes. He is facing a lifetime ban from the KBO, which would also prevent him from playing professionally in the US, Japan or Taiwan. It has been alleged that Yang deliberately allowed first-innings walks and runs …

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Nomura predicts three year Macau revenue slump

Japanese trading house Nomura Holdings, has predicted that Macau’s gambling industry could suffer an 8% year on year decline in 2016. Entering Q4 2015, the province’s casino industry is witnessing a 30% slump in gross gaming revenues. If Nomura’s prediction becomes a reality, Macau gambling would enter its third year of consecutive year-on-year revenue decline. Asian financial analysts appear downcast …

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Pro lobby resubmits Japanese casino bill

Japan’s pro gambling lobby is preparing to resubmit its failed bill to legalise gambling in ‘integrated resorts’ by the end of the month. Pro casino law makers are targeting approval or progress for the bill by the end of 2015. Legalised gambling has been promoted cautiously by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as part of Japan’s future economic growth program. To …

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Warwick Bartlett on tax – The Only Way is Up

 Warwick Bartlett, CEO of Global Betting and Gaming Consultants, discusses how government’s approach taxation means that rates are more likely to go up than down. The most pleasing sight at ICE 2015 was to see some of the younger companies which two years ago took the smallest booths are now spending upward of £250,000 on impressive stands.  Such companies have …

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KPMG opens Alpari to takeover bids

More than 50 companies have shown interest in acquiring all or parts of failed forex and spread betting operator Alpari UK. London business news sources report that Alpari’s Japanese and Russian trading arms are of particular interest to potential buyers of the company. Alpari who entered administration under auditor KPMG on 20 January, hope that the takeover interest from buying …

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EveryMatrix launches Japan Gambling White Paper

Igaming technology and services provider EveryMatrix has published an industry white paper on the proposed casino gambling bill for Japan – ‘Integrated Resort Promotion Bill’. EveryMatrix gives readers insight into current market conditions, and regulatory/political landscape of Japanese gambling. The white paper further asserts a number of market blocks and intricacies that potential Japanese license holders may have to anticipate …

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