13, Mar, 2018

Okada Manila has expanded its sports book offering though an accord with platform provider FSB (UK), Paddy Power and Jade Entertainment and Gaming Technologies.

12, Mar, 2018

Traditionalists will argue that core products, like Blackjack, have been popular for hundreds of years, and will remain so long into the future.

Others will point to how the land-based sector has struggled to engage younger audiences as evidence that technology needs to be better deployed on the casino floor.

Tastes on the casino floor clearly do evolve, and recent years have witnessed the rapid growth of side bet variations of classic table games, particularly in Macau.

12, Mar, 2018

It was an incident that made headline news around the world. In the early hours of June 2 last year, a lone gunman entered Resorts World Manila (RWM) in the Philippine capital and left 38 dead (including himself) and 54 wounded after he fired shots and set fire to gaming tables. Most of the victims succumbed to smoke inhalation. Islamic State claimed responsibility but the police later confirmed that it was a botched robbery perpetrated by heavily indebted gambler, Jessie Carlos.

12, Mar, 2018

Managing and optimizing the yield on the casino floor is essentially the science of maximizing revenue from players by offering them the right product at the right time, whilst keeping operating costs to a minimum. This conundrum is more or less ‘solved’ with electronic gaming machines (EGMs) as there is just one player at a time with his or her transactions and play constantly being logged. The gathered data then helps with pricing, game popularity and other insights in order to maximize yield per machine.

12, Mar, 2018

Once the premier licensor for online firms in the country, First Cagayan lost more than half of its licensees last year after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte cracked down on online gambling.

Although most of First Cagayan’s licensed operators held a license in the CEZA, an isolated, largely undeveloped region on the country’s northern shore, in practice they were operating out of more developed areas, such as Makati in the capital.

12, Mar, 2018

Only one more week remains until the second edition of the ASEAN Gaming Summit, which returns to Conrad Manila on March 20-22, 2018.

More than 300 delegates are expected to attend the three-day conference this year, which features multi-tracked sessions, masterclasses, and as always, loads of social events.

11, Mar, 2018

Esports betting is set to become one of the world's most watched sports, driven by younger generations in Asia, says Michael Maerz, managing director betting at Betradar.

11, Mar, 2018

Charles Seo – head of products, Asia at IGT speaks to AGB about their strategy for South East Asia.

11, Mar, 2018

Ahead of the ASEAN Gaming Summit, AGB speaks to Harmen Brenninkmeijer, Managing Partner, Dynamic Partners International about the trends he foresees in South East Asia over the next few years.

11, Mar, 2018

AGB catches up with Yue Dong, regional director - China of Betconstruct about gaming devices and trends in game design that increases player engagement.

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