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The AGBrief Editorial Team is a group of contributors living around the world that are connected to Asia Gaming Brief. They are active members in pursuing the sources of our news, making them reliable and accurate for our readers.

Resorts World Genting open, but monitoring latest outbreak

Resorts World Genting says it plans to remain open for now, but is closely monitoring the situation after the government imposed conditional movement control orders on Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya due to Covid-19. The areas are under restrictions from Oct. 14 to 27.

Hyatt hotel planned for Resorts World NYC

Hyatt Hotels and Genting Americas are planning a new 400-room, four-star hotel to be located at Resorts World New York City. The hotel is scheduled to open in 2021.

Leadstar Media expands in NZ, eyes Australia

iGaming affiliate Leadstar Media has expanded into the New Zealand market, with Australia soon to follow. the Stockholm-based affiliate launched MyBettingsites.com in November last year and it now incorporates seven countries.

Leadstar Media

Stockholm-based igaming affiliate

Thailand, Malaysia step up anti-online gambling efforts

Thailand’s anti-online gambling efforts continue to show results, while Malaysia’s crackdowns keep exposing crooked cops.

China’s move to criminalize gambling bad news for junkets

China’s move to criminalize efforts to lure Chinese nationals overseas to gamble spells more bad news for Macau's junket sector, which was already facing tough trading conditions. 

Aquis says business back to pre-shutdown levels

Aquis Entertainment has reported a wider loss for the half year ending June 30th, but said business has returned to pre-shutdown levels despite restrictions in place and therefore it's moving ahead with its medium-term strategy.

Novomatic’s Asian progressives add colour

With a gaming show calendar full of postponed and cancelled events, there was little opportunity to present the growing range of NOVOMATIC Progressives to a broader audience, face-to-face – but, nonetheless, there’s plenty to see.

Interblock elevates excitement with Golden Ball

Interblock’s latest innovation on the classic Roulette game, combining both mechanical challenges and software ingenuity, is the Golden Ball. 

Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: Avery Palos on innovation

There has been a reset of the IR development timeline in Japan, adding a degree of credibility to the process that has been missing for many months. Down in Australia, it has been impossible to miss the calamity which has befallen Crown Resorts, whose central figure, James Packer, has in the wake of his testimony at the New South Wales probity hearings made a transition from being merely controversial to becoming positively toxic.