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Genting raises Echo stake

  Malaysia's Genting Group raised its stake in Echo Entertainment Group Ltd. to 6.6 percent from 5.22 percent via its Hong Kong-listed unit. Genting's Singapore...

Fung in $2.9 billion Cairns resort plan

  Hong Kong businessman Tony Fung visited Cairns for talks on his proposal for a A$3 billion ($2.9 billion) casino resort. The project would include...

ACT proposes criminalization of match fixing

  The Australian Capital Territory government proposed legislation that would make both match fixing and using inside information for betting criminal offenses. The bill is...

Parliament warns on control of betting ads

  A parliamentary inquiry into sports betting advertising ended with a call for legislation if the industry fails to better regulate itself. Some steam was...

Crown takes Echo fight to Brisbane

  James Packer, chairman of Crown Ltd., said his company has been lobbying Queensland for approval to build a casino in Brisbane, a direct challenge...

Gambler loses ‘exploitation’ appeal of $20 million loss

  The High Court rejected an appeal by businessman Harry Kakavas to recover A$20.5 million ($19.9 million) in gambling losses from the Crown Casino in...

New South Wales inquiry in works

  Reverend Fred Nile, an upper house New South Wales legislator, said state premier Barry O'Farrell has agreed to hold a parliamentary inquiry into the...

Problem gambling among International students

  A survey of students in Victoria and Queensland by Anna Thomas and Susan Moore of Swinburne University found that 6.7 percent of international students...

Redmond and Packer trade blows

  John Redmond, chief executive of Echo Entertainment Group Ltd., accused rival Crown Ltd. of misrepresenting its proposed $1 billion Crown Sydney casino hotel as...

TV companies agree to restrict betting odds promotion

  Australian television broadcasters agreed to a demand by Prime Minister Julia Gillard that they ban promotion of live odds and restrict gambling ads during...
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.
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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.