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Crown focuses on building new casino in Brisbane

  Crown has confirmed that it will not be buying Echo Entertainment’s Jupiters Hotel and Casino on the Gold Coast, which is up for sale...

Advertising live-odds betting to be banned

  The Independent Gambling Authority has approved a ban on the advertising of live-odds betting on commercial television, radio or at sporting grounds in South...

Casino revival for Christmas Island backed

  A parliamentary committee has recommended the Australian government re-issue a casino license for Christmas Island, the remote territory south of Java best known for...

Packer wins battle for second Sydney casino

  A second casino is set to open in Sydney in 2019 after James Packer’s plans for a $1.5 billion hotel and gambling resort at...

Echo makes surprise Sydney compromise offer

  Echo Entertainment Group Ltd. unveiled some details from its final proposal for a A$1.1 billion ($1 billion) expansion of The Star casino in Sydney...

Tatts and Tabcorp win tax case

  The Supreme Court of Victoria ruled in favor of a challenge by Tatts and Tabcorp to a combined A$84.6 million ($78 million) in levies...

Echo calls for bigger bills in Queensland machines

  Echo Entertainment Group Ltd., which operates three casinos in Queensland, has proposed that the state allow its gambling machines to accept A$50 ($46) and...

Sportsbet backs down over ad

  Betting agency Sportsbet agreed to remove a controversial ad painted on a field near Melbourne airport under threat of legal action by the Victoria...

Tabcorp extends NSW monopoly

  New South Wales agreed to extend Tabcorp Holdings Ltd.'s retail betting monopoly in the state for 20 years in return for A$75 million ($71.1...

Echo takes fight to Crown at deadline

  Crown Ltd.'s proposed Sydney casino would reduce New South Wales' gambling tax collections by A$14 million ($13.3 million) through 2025 rather than add A$114...
Solid Gaming

Knowledge trumps content in Asia’s complex i-gaming world

In Asia’s complex and diverse igaming landscape, having the right content means business success only if one more key ingredient is included - market knowledge. 

Australian market report: How to adapt to the new normal

Covid-19 forced the rapid and unexpected closure of venues across Australia, changing the operating environment with unprecedented speed and leaving managers scrambling to adapt...

ASEAN Gaming Summit postponed to 2021 Q2

Given the continued uncertainty and travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Asia Gaming Brief has decided to postpone this year’s ASEAN Gaming Summit...

Life After POGOs – AGB Pop-Up Forum

The Philippines and Asia's online gaming industry is going through uncertain times, with the gaming regulator seeing more and more operators leaving the country for greener pastures.
AGB Webinar - Acquiring and Retaining iGaming Customers

Acquiring & Retaining iGaming Customers

In this AGB Webinar Series, we covered the newest strategies for iGaming player acquisition and retention.
AGB Webinar Attracting Players, Not Fraudsters

Attracting players, not fraudsters

With sports betting restarting we are now seeing traffic levels return to pre-COVID levels. The same is unfortunately true for fraudulent activities as operators tempt players, both new and existing, with lucrative bonuses and attractive game offerings.
Winning The Future Chinese Tourist

Winning the Chinese Tourist & China Tourism Blacklist

The AGB Webinar hears from Professor Wolfgang Arlt of COTRI, Shirley Tam of Okada Manila and Desmond Lam of UMAC to discuss future expectations...
Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Malta

Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Manila

Regulating the Game 2021

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Asia Gaming Briefings – Nov 2020 Edition

While nowhere in the world has escaped the economic fallout from the Covid-19 crisis, Macau has been hit harder than most, with forecasts for gross domestic product to shrink more than 50 percent this year.
asia gaming briefings OCT 20

Asia Gaming Briefings – Oct 2020 Edition

Before the Covid-19 crisis, tourism in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region was at a record high, on track to welcome 80 million visitors in 2019, generating some $90 billion in revenue.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Sep 2020 Edition

IN FOCUS: SPORTS BETTING Ball games bounce back. Major sporting events are slowly ramping up around the world and with them the drama and surprises, not all of them good for sports betting operators.