Saturday, July 24, 2021

IPI resort should be “blown to smithereens,” lawmaker says

Imperial Pacific International's under construction resort on Saipan should be "blown to smithereens," if the Casino Control Commission revokes the company's operating license, lawmaker Vicente Camacho said.

Star Entertainment retracts merger proposal with Crown

The Star Entertainment Group has retracted its proposal to merge with rival operator Crown Resorts, citing uncertainty in Crown being able to retain its Melbourne casino license.

Interview with Alex O’Brien: How poker trains the mind

Alex O’Brien, an author who is passionate about the game of poker shares what she has learned and talks about the need for the industry to improve its image to present poker as a true skill-based game, rather than a male-dominated bad boys’ sport.

Pressure builds for Macau gov’t to progress with gaming law revision

On Thursday, Macau’s Secretary for Economy and Finance assured that the Macau SAR government would be moving forward with its public consultation on the new gaming law within the second half of this year.

LVS stock drops as analysts downgrade forecasts

Shares in Las Vegas Sands fell more than three percent in trading on Thursday after analysts reduced their earnings forecasts for the year following weaker-than-consensus Q2 results.

Sands China further narrows loss in Q2, but pandemic continues to...

Macau casino operator Sands China continues to display recovery signals, with a narrower loss of $166 million in the second quarter of 2021, though LVS’ chairman says the company continues to suffer from the economic effects of the pandemic.

Grand Lisboa Palace to open by Sept., event dates show

The long-awaited Grand Lisboa Palace, Macau legacy gaming operator SJM Resorts' property on the Cotai strip, still does not have an announced opening date, but at an event on Wednesday, the company indicated that it was planning to host an art exhibition at the venue starting from September 1st.

Crown stock slips as investors ponder potential license loss

Shares in Crown Resorts slipped for a second day as analysts begin to mull the impact of the potential loss of a casino license at the company’s flagship property in Melbourne.

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Sands China  officially launched the 2021 Sands Shopping Carnival Friday at The Venetian Macao, which has 10 percent more booths than last year's event.
Pragmatic Play, a leading content provider to the gaming industry, continues to embrace Scandinavian adventures with the announcement of its new slot title, Book of Vikings.
SimplePlay is set to launch its "Mother of Dragons" slot game, which involves a plot lione helping an exiled princess to regain her thrown with the help of dragons.
Although the gambling industry is facing enormous challenges due to the pandemic, Jumbo technology has not stopped and has just launched a new fishing game, “Ocean Phoenix”.
SJM Resorts, S.A. announced a donation of MOP 10 million to support flood relief efforts in Zhengzhou of Henan, China, which has been devastated by severe flooding from the most powerful rainstorm on record. 
Aristocrat Technologies, a unit of Aristocrat Leisure Limited, announced a partnership with Everi Holdings to integrate Oasis 360 with Everi’s digital CashClub Wallet.
Mobile-first casino games developer OneTouch is preparing to launch a series of premium, localised casino games in Japan in partnership with a well-established Japan-based studio.
Pragmatic Play has expanded the scope of its existing partnership with top-tier operator 32Red with a new deal to supply its Live Casino products.
Sightline Payments and Aristocrat Technologies have announced a partnership to deliver cashless gaming solutions through Aristocrat Gaming’s Oasis 360 casino management system.  
The Galaxy Entertainment Group Foundation (“GEG Foundation”) on Tuesday unveiled the non-profit GalaxyArt Gallery and presented its first art exhibition “Juxtapose” at Galaxy Macau.
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Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2022

The Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) is the place to see new products and services, network, attend thought-provoking seminars, seek business partners and generate sales....
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Life After POGOs – AGB Pop-Up Forum

The Philippines and Asia’s online gaming industry is going through uncertain times, with the gaming regulator seeing more and more operators leaving the country for greener pastures.
AGB Webinar - Acquiring and Retaining iGaming Customers

Acquiring & Retaining iGaming Customers

In this AGB Webinar Series, we covered the newest strategies for iGaming player acquisition and retention.

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G2E Asia 2021

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Asia Gaming Briefings – June 2021 Edition

For this edition of our magazine, we focus on Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines. The country’s casino industry has been among the hardest hit in Asia, with the integrated resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City having remained mostly closed to the general public since the beginning of the crisis last year.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – April 2021 Edition

In this April edition of Asia Gaming Briefings we take the pulse of how the North Asia jurisdictions of Japan, Korea and the Russian Far East have fared.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Feb 2021 Edition

The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.