Thursday, February 21, 2019

INTELLIGENCE

Sports integrity, lack of understanding, pose risks for esports wagering

The stellar projections for esports revenue have whet the appetite of online wagering operators, though the absence of regulation, questions over sports integrity and lack of expertise mean widespread adoption in the gambling industry may be far away.

Australia takes on sporting cheats, but global action needed

Australia is stepping up its game in seeking to stamp out match fixing, though the illegal gambling that underpins the problem is estimated to generate profits of at least $4.2 billion in just six jurisdictions and is growing much faster than legal wagering.

Indochina opportunities clouded by political, economic risks

Despite regulatory uncertainty and a relatively high risk profile, land-based operators will be closely watching developments across the Indochina region over the coming months.

Casino boom attracts junket interest

Cambodia’s casino boom is continuing, with a 53 percent increase in licenses granted during 2018 and growing interest from Macau-based operators and junkets as Chinese tourism and investment surges.

Innovation key in booming Asia online industry

Asia’s online gaming industry, which is forecast for double-digit growth over the next seven years, is likely to be one of the main topics to be talked about at ICE Totally Gaming, with executives keen to explore both the opportunities and learn how to face the challenges.

What next for China’s booming lottery sector?

China’s lottery sector continues to boom, but uncertainty over how Beijing may react to the rapid growth continues to linger, with big questions over the future direction of online sales and sports betting.

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Activists call for horse racing ban on welfare concerns

New Zealand’s horse racing industry, which is already facing major challenges in the form of a government overhaul, has now come under threat from activists who are calling for a ban on both wagering and racing itself.

ETGs key for Japan casino floor, pachinko problematic

While competition is hotting up amongst the operators bidding for a coveted Japan license, suppliers are also eyeing the market for opportunities and trying to answer the key question as to what the Japanese casino floor might look like.

What next for China’s booming lottery sector?

China’s lottery sector continues to boom, but uncertainty over how Beijing may react to the rapid growth continues to linger, with big questions over the future direction of online sales and sports betting.

Innovation key in booming Asia online industry

Asia’s online gaming industry, which is forecast for double-digit growth over the next seven years, is likely to be one of the main topics to be talked about at ICE Totally Gaming, with executives keen to explore both the opportunities and learn how to face the challenges.

Casino boom attracts junket interest

Cambodia’s casino boom is continuing, with a 53 percent increase in licenses granted during 2018 and growing interest from Macau-based operators and junkets as Chinese tourism and investment surges.

ASEAN Gaming Summit 2019

The third edition of ASEAN Gaming Summit is set to impress once again, drawing over 300 operators, suppliers, and regulators from Asia’s online and land-based...