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Bet247 sues Tom Waterhouse

  Betting company Bet247 has filed suit in a  Victorian Supreme Court against bookmaker Tom Waterhouse, seeking more than A$250,000 ($231,000) it says it is...

Illegal Melbourne casino raided

  Police arrested one person and plan to charge 26 others with being found in a common gaming house after raiding an illegal casino in...

Australian Leisure confirms money laundering probe

  Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group confirmed to the Australian that federal financial regulator Austrac and the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation are...

Echo chief on defensive in Queensland

Echo Entertainment Group Ltd chief executive John Redmond hit back at suggestions by Crown Ltd. that it was more deserving of a nod to...

Crown bouncers fined over clash with couple

  Three bouncers at Melbourne's Crown Casino received fines for assaulting a couple in 2011. Security supervisor Quoc Tran was convicted of assault, intentionally causing...

Brisbane casino talks advance despite competition probe

  Queensland government ministers began formal meetings with Echo Entertainment Group Ltd. and will be meeting with Crown Ltd. about their rival proposals to build...

Apple removes poker app access

  Apple Inc. has removed access to apps from PokerStars and 888Poker for Australian users of its iTunes app store. The Broadband, Communications and Digital...

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...

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...

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...
Life After Pogos

Life After POGOs – AGB Dossier

This Dossier results from the “Life After POGOs” editorial project by Asia Gaming Brief which culminated with a pop-up digital forum on 9th December to discuss potentials ramifications in the industry.

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...
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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.
asia gaming briefings Dec 20

Asia Gaming Briefings – Dec 2020 Edition

Over the years, many of the answers have been remarkably prescient in their forecasts for the near-term direction of Asia’s gaming industry. However, we can safely say that no one came anywhere close to guessing what 2020 may have had in store.
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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.