Wednesday, August 12, 2020
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U.S. operators may lose key link to China clients

U.S. operators are at risk of losing a key means of communication with clients in China if President Donald Trump follows through on banning Chinese social media site WeChat.
Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville casinos given reopening green light

Casinos in Sihanoukville have been given a green light to reopen by the country’s health ministry as part of a phased reopening of the industry in the country and some are already back in business.

Summit Ascent issues profit warning as Suncity moves toward control

Summit Ascent Holdings issued a profit warning and Q1 financial results on Tuesday, in coordination with a Suncity Group circular confirming their intention to...

Success Universe to swing to loss as gaming revenue evaporates

Success Universe warns that it will swing to a loss in the first half due to its share of “substantial” losses from the Ponte 16 casino in Macau.
Pokies

NZ pokies association slams gambling cost report

The Gaming Association of New Zealand has criticized a report released this week that claims the gambling sector is costing industry millions, saying it is a serious misrepresentation of the facts.
Macau border (file)

IVS to restart in Guangdong in Aug., all China in Sept.

China has confirmed it will begin issuing individual visit scheme visas for the whole of Guangdong province on August 26 and will extend the program to all of China from Sept. 23.

Table tennis, niche betting products gain ground during Covid

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a shift in the gambling dollar towards racing, as well as niche sports betting products in both Australia and...

Australia gaming to return to normal in FY23: AGE Panel

Australia’s gaming venues may have to wait as long as two years for gaming revenue, demand, and turnover to return to “normal levels," according...

AGBriefings August Edition Now Available

Asia Gaming Brief is pleased to release its August edition of AGBriefings, this time focused on Australia's gaming industry. This edition coincides with the Australasian...

Jeju casinos struggle as tourist flow runs dry

With the near absence of foreign tourists, the province’s related industries, including its eight casinos, are suffering a deep economic crisis. Four of the eight...

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