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Felix is the Asia Editor and Events Director of the Asia Gaming Brief. He has over a decade of experience developing conferences for industries including gaming, telecoms, investment, biotechnology, and mining. He has developed some of the most well-known conferences for the Asian gaming industry, most recently being the ASEAN Gaming Summit, the Australasian Gaming Seminars, and the Mekong Gaming Summit. Felix covers gaming technology and innovation and is passionate about developing engaging and eye-catching content for the industry.
Sally Gainsbury

Behavioral science to combat illegal online gambling [Video]

Associate Professor Sally Gainsbury, Director of the Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic in the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney speaks to Asia Gaming Brief Asia Editor Felix Ng about two of her latest research projects into how behavioral science can be used to steer punters away from illegal online gambling sites.

Star Entertainment increases parental leave allowances

Australian casino operator Star Entertainment Group has announced it will be increasing its parental leave allowance for new parents, in which the company says was an efficient, flexible, and family-friendly decision.
Nagacorp

NagaCorp sends lay-off messages to 600 workers

Cambodia’s largest casino operator NagaCorp is reportedly laying off at least 600 of its workers, despite reporting a $102.3 million net profit in 2020, leaving casino workers perplexed. 
Crown Resorts

Crown grilled for responsible gambling inadequacies

Crown Resorts is under fire from the Victorian royal commission for its “continual inaction” in regards to responsible gambling despite having the “ability, money [and] technology” to improve.

Gaming veteran Ron Babini passes away

To all gaming-industry colleagues, we announce with great sadness that Ron Babini, a well-known and popular gaming executive, passed away, suddenly and unexpectedly, at the age of 56 on May 26th in Kiev.

What to expect at Esports BAR Cannes 2021

The industry saw an enormous boom during the covid-19 pandemic, with esports viewership surging drastically in the vacuum left by traditional racing and sports events. 
vaccine, herd immunity, post-covid recovery

Race for herd immunity [Infographic]

There is no conversation about post-covid recovery without a discussion about the vaccine rollout and eventual global herd immunity. 
Marina Bay Sands reopens after deep cleaning

Marina Bay Sands tests over 7,800 staff

Following a temporary property closure at Marina Bay Sands after two of its staff were found positive for covid-19, the operator said it had also conducted mass testing of its workers. 
Online gambling

CNMI rep concerned about igaming money laundering

CNMI lawmaker Rep. Tina Sablan wants further investigation into the prospect of allowing online gaming in the CNMI, citing concerns it could open the island up to money laundering. 
Gaming Revenue

POGO tax bill reaches senate

A bill seeking to plug some of the gaps in Philippines’ tax regime covering Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) has reached the Senate plenary on Tuesday. 

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Lower spending tourism dominating in Macau: Bernstein

Macau's gross gambling revenue in the week to May 23 was up 12 percent from the prior week, but was still 6 percent lower than April, with the lower end tourism market comprising the majority of arrivals, according to Bernstein Research.

Interblock eyes convergence as market challenges persist

Interblock says it’s still seeing challenging times across Asia, with the ongoing travel restrictions forcing jurisdictions to extract as much value as possible from local markets. The company welcomes the Philippines’ lead in allowing local IRs to begin accepting online bets and says this may be a new area of opportunity. 
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Pragmatic’s bingo games live with BetVictor

Pragmatic Play, a leading content provider to the gaming industry, has taken its complete collection of Bingo games live with major UK operator BetVictor.

Sands China wins Stevie for immersive experience at Venetian

Sand's China's teamLab SuperNature Macao at The Venetian Macao has received a bronze Stevie award in the ‘Innovation in Entertainment Events’ category at the eighth annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. An online awards ceremony will be held on July 14, 2021. 

Melco says 2,400 staff/family vaccinated in latest drive

Melco Resorts & Entertainment said 2,400 staff and family members were vaccinated during a joint drive with the Macau Health Bureau.