Latest Intelligence is a premium content section developed for AGB members only featuring in-depth articles on relevant items of interest across the multiple Asia Pacific Gaming jurisdictions. AGB relies on an extensive network of regional advisors and contributors to ensure that the published content is real, topical and based on fact.

9, Dec 2016
On Nov. 8th, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unscheduled televised appearance during which he dropped a bombshell for the country’s economy. In an effort to stamp out the black market and tax evasion he announced that the 500 rupee and 1,000 rupee notes in circulation would cease to be legal tender. The move triggered an estimated 80 percent drop in gambling revenue across the country.
9, Dec 2016
On Nov. 8th, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unscheduled televised appearance during which he dropped a bombshell for the country’s economy. In an effort to stamp out the black market and tax evasion he announced that the 500 rupee and 1,000 rupee notes in circulation would cease to be legal tender.
9, Dec 2016
Russia’s eSports market is tipped for strong growth, though the ability of the country’s bookmakers to tap the potential may be held back by cumbersome laws on online gambling and a failure to understand the audience.
8, Dec 2016
On Nov. 8th, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unscheduled televised appearance during which he dropped a bombshell for the country’s economy. In an effort to stamp out the black market and tax evasion he announced that the 500 rupee and 1,000 rupee notes in circulation would cease to be legal tender. The move triggered an estimated 80 percent plunge in revenue across the country's casinos, but may have helped crush illegal gambling...at least for the time being.
2, Dec 2016
Asian operators have been slow to venture into European markets, but that may be about to change, with a consortium made up of Melco International Development and Hard Rock International eyeing a project on the island of Cyprus. The consortium is aiming to bring its own Asian flavor, but how will that go down with the melting pot that constitutes the island's tourism base. 
1, Dec 2016
A hold of more than US$40 million on a single horse race might seem substantial in most racing jurisdictions — the stuff of dreams, in fact —but for Japan it is a drop in the ocean, and now overseas races are finally getting a taste of the action. It can take a while for the bureaucratic wheels to start turning within the Japan Racing Association (JRA), but the nation's ravenous horse racing bettors have been unleashed on a selected number of overseas events. That hold figure is for the amount...
25, Nov 2016
The All India Gaming Federation recently conducted a one-day study and panel discussion throwing the spotlight on the tiny state of Sikkim, one of only three in the country where gambling is legal, with participants noting it could be a model for the rest of India to follow. The tiny Himalayan state has been leading the way in terms of gambling legalization, permitting sportsbetting, online betting and casinos.   
24, Nov 2016
The roller coaster ride of efforts to open Japan’s casino market continues, with politicians keeping the industry on tenterhooks as to whether or not legislation will be passed in the current session of the Diet. Although some observers had believed that this session represented the best opportunity to move forward with discussions on the Bill for the Promotion of Integrated Resort Facilities, better known as the “Casino Bill,” the parliamentary deliberations have been repeatedly delayed and...

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