MGS 2016

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.

25, Aug 2016
The recent European Championships saw a dramatic increase in betting volumes across Asia, but also raised a series of questions for both operators and suppliers as to how best to serve sports bettors in the region. Experts say volumes were up about 50 percent on the prior tournament in 2012 and European sports book operators are pushing hard to expand the range of bets on offer.
25, Aug 2016
Gambling Statistics Australia has just published its annual report showing Australians lost $23 billion (US$17.5 billion) in 2015 on gambling, up 8 percent from the previous year, with more than half of that bet on pokies. A smaller amount of $815 million was lost to sports betting, but that was a spike of 30 percent from the prior year. The data comes against rising anti-gambling sentiment in the country. But just how big is problem gambling in Australia and should the industry do more to...
22, Aug 2016
Macau will see its most expensive casino to date open its doors this week, when Wynn Resorts' high-end $4.2 billion Wynn Palace makes its debut on Monday after a series of construction delays.   
22, Aug 2016
While casinos spend millions on their loyalty programs, so many commit common failures that brings these programs crashing to the ground.
11, Aug 2016
While Indonesia is not expected to open up its domestic gaming industry in the foreseeable future, the country’s residents still have a role to play and its wealthier citizens are an increasingly important customer segment for Asia’s casinos.
11, Aug 2016
In a move likely to give a much-needed and major boost to the gambling industry in India, the All India Gaming Federation, a body that intends to promote legal gambling among other objectives, was launched in Delhi last week, on Wednesday, August 3.
3, Aug 2016
Galaxy Entertainment added to its range of non-gaming attractions in June, opening Macau’s first Apple Store, as operators seek to appeal to a broader market to replace the shrunken VIP sector. Macau now gets around 45 percent of its revenue from the mass sector, up from the low point of 26 percent in 2Q11. Although the mass sector has significantly higher margins than the VIP at 25 percent to 55 percent compared with 10 percent, for most, that shift is still not yet showing through in the...
3, Aug 2016
Thunderbird Resorts & Casinos is undergoing a multi-million dollar expansion as it seeks to attract more foreign travellers to its two regional Philippine resorts. The company is operated by Magnum Leisure, which bought the Philippine assets from Panama-based Thunderbird Resorts for $26.5 million in 2013 and up until now the two properties have focused on the local market. Now, it's looking overseas for customers.

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