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, May 2015
China’s crackdown on corruption, increasingly stringent immigration controls and a recently proposed 21-million quota on annual visitors from the mainland has significantly changed Macau’s junket market, with promoters increasingly diverting business to surrounding regions and expanding their reach and scope.  
1, May 2015
The gambling zone of Primorye in Russia’s Far East continues to pull ahead of rivals, with the expected summer opening of Summit Ascent’s integrated resort and news of two other major investments worth more than $1 billion.  
24, Apr 2015
Gaming operators looking for an easy way to set up a casino and cash-in on the thousands of Vietnamese eager for a flutter, could see its luck change as Cambodia introduces new gaming legislation.
24, Apr 2015
Horse racing needs to change its funding model and broaden its appeal if the industry is to thrive and meet the challenge posed by the booming sports betting market, critics say. The industry is hampered by poor marketing and over reliance on bookmakers and is failing to appeal to the younger demographic or generate a fan following.
16, Apr 2015
Delta Corp, India’s leading gaming company, continues to face delays in opening a casino at its luxury integrated resort in Daman, raising concern over the operator’s revenue prospects and dampening hopes for land-based gaming in the country.
16, Apr 2015
Thailand’s lottery system is facing major changes with amendments to gaming laws that may open the way for online sales to begin as soon as June, and almost double annual revenue to 44 billion baht ($1,354 million).  
10, Apr 2015
Two recent high-profile examples in Australia of deals not proceeding due to regulatory delays raise questions as to whether the approval process is taking too long, or whether the bar is set too high. An attempt by Tony Fung’s Aquis Group to buy the Reef Casino Hotel in Cairns failed because Queensland casino regulatory approvals were not obtained in time. The deal was publicly announced in February 2014 and more than nine months later, it lapsed. The reason is that Aquis had not responded to...
10, Apr 2015
Electronic table games have gained a strong and growing foothold in Macau’s traditionally baccarat-dominated casinos and may prove key in populating the floors of new multi-billion dollar resorts amid a tight cap on tables and ongoing labour shortages.

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