Thursday, May 26, 2022



Skill-based slots similar to when TITO took over coins. It’ll take time

Earlier this month, Asia Gaming Brief reached out to two skill-based slot manufacturers to understand what happened to skill-based slots after all the hype that surrounded them in 2019. In today’s Face-to-Face interview, Asia Gaming Brief editor Felix Ng further explores some of the issues raised in the article with Michael Darley, CEO of Next Gaming.

Shipping problem persists, with Shanghai lockdown impact to come

Global shipping and supply chains are still far from normal following the initial disruptions from the Covid pandemic and logistics companies are bracing for another likely hit from the gridlock in Shanghai’s port.

China reopening most likely late Jan/Feb 2023

In today’s Face-to-Face interview, Professor Wolfgang Arlt, founder and CEO of the China Outbound Tourism Research Institute (COTRI) discusses whether recenlockdowns have pushed back his expected China reopening timeline.

Micro-influencers gain prominence in Hoiana brand marketing

Vietnam’s Hoiana resort, whose grand opening has been pushed back due to the pandemic, is finally welcoming tourists again and Chief Marketing Officer Jit Ng sees strong potential in the country’s tourism market once restrictions are fully lifted.

Tekkorp bets on change in Australia, sees more global igaming M&A 

Tekkorp Capital is seeking to shake up Australia’s sports betting industry with an investment in a new venture, that also combines entertainment giant News Corp and industry visionary Matt Tripp. In this week’s Face-to-Face interview, Tekkorp CEO Matt Davey tells us that although the Australian market has been booming, there’s room for more competition and innovation.

Responsible gaming impeded by social stigma: Dr. Hronis

During an in-person conference for regulators in Sydney last month, several RG experts argued the importance of messaging to take the social stigma out of responsible gaming. In this week’s Face-to-Face, we speak to Dr. Anastasia Hronis, a clinical psychologist, about where this stigma comes from, particularly amongst Asian cultures, and how operators can better deal with this on the gaming floor.