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.

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.
2, Apr 2015
Will the new supply coming to the Cotai resort district set Macau back on the road to growth and if it does will operators be allocated enough tables to make the new multi-billion dollar resorts profitable? They are billion-dollar questions with no ready answer as operators and investors adjust to an adverse political climate in China and the chilly “new normal” this has imposed on the world’s largest casino market.
2, Apr 2015
The Philippine gaming market is expected to be one of the fastest growing in Asia this year, though early signs of cannibalization amongst newly opened resorts has led to some concern the market may not be deep enough to support the planned multi-billion properties.

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