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.

1, Jul 2015
Macau, whose meteoric success was fueled by the high-spending VIP gambler, needs to improve its branding and tourism planning if it is to transform to a majority non-gaming model and replace income from the missing high rollers. The government is determined to effect a Las Vegas-style shift to a destination resort, but experts say it will be a difficult road.  
30, Jun 2015
With the opening of Galaxy Entertainment’s Phase II development seemingly doing little to generate additional traffic in Macau, the focus has now shifted to the launch of Melco Crown Entertainment’s $3.2 billion Studio City property later this year. Most analysts see the cinematic-themed property as the true game changer when it comes to boosting non-gaming facilities in Macau and therefore a better indicator as to whether the territory can diversify and attract a wider tourist base.
26, Jun 2015
With Macau gambling revenue falling for the 12th straight month in June and new multi-billion dollar casinos set to double capacity in the territory, it has become more important than ever for operators to find a way to stand out from the crowd -- but does it have to break the budget?   Kevin Clayton, chief marketing officer for Galaxy Entertainment Group, cites the old saying “differentiate or die,” to describe the need for the companies to carve out their market niche and shape their brands...
26, Jun 2015
Russia’s latest decree on the online gambling market failed to provide the clear regulatory framework to legalize online sports betting that many in the industry had hoped for and left more questions than answers. Participants at the recent Russian Gaming Week give their views on whether the latest decree legalizes Internet sports betting or not.
19, Jun 2015
Malaysia’s only casino operator, Genting, is now one and a half years into a huge RM5 billion ($1.3 billion) renovation project at its 50-year-old Resorts World Genting property, with construction works proceeding mostly to schedule. A recent AGBrief visit to the casino found the property busy, despite ongoing works, with a 13 percent increase in hotel capacity scheduled to come onstream in July.
18, Jun 2015
Potential investors say they remain upbeat about the prospects for Russia’s gaming zones, despite continuing regulatory uncertainty and the unpredictability of the government, which abruptly announced the shutdown of the Azov area earlier this year. Russian Gaming Week, held in Moscow from June 3-4, attracted about 4,000 attendees, double the number of the prior year.
11, Jun 2015
Singapore has made its position against online gambling clear, outlawing the practice through some of the most draconian legislation anywhere in the world. However, the law has left major grey areas, in particular when it comes to social gaming. The legislation, which came into force in February, included the unprecedented steps of allowing government agencies to geo-block websites, stop bank payments and even issue extradition orders to offshore parties. So what happened before February 2,...
11, Jun 2015
While much has been made of the potential of China’s exploding outbound tourism market and its ability to shape the future of the world tourism map, much less attention has been focused on neighbouring giant India. The nation of 1.2 billion people shares a similar demographic, explosive middle class growth and a huge propensity to gamble.