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Sports betting on rise while gambling machines decline

  A study by Southern Cross University found that 64 percent of Australian adults had gambled in the past year, down from 82 percent in...

Queensland goes with pub warnings

  ATMs and television screens in pubs with gambling machines in Queensland are to carry messages promoting responsible gambling. The state is still considering industry...

Crown in surprise Echo sale

  Crown Ltd. sold off its 10 percent stake in Echo Entertainment Group Ltd. in a surprise move, just days after Queensland approved its request...

New South Wales looks to tax The Star

  New South Wales Hospitality Minister George Souris has introduced legislation that would allow the government to impose a levy on The Star casino in...

States, operators split over betting odds

  The Australian Wagering Council, led by SportsBet chief executive Cormac Barry, moved to embrace television industry proposals to forbid commentators from promoting live betting...

Echo proposes $1.3 billion Brisbane expansion

  Echo Entertainment Group Ltd. proposed a $1.3 billion expansion plan for its Treasury Casino in downtown Brisbane that would expand its site from one...

Crown chooses flowery plan for Sydney project

  Crown Ltd. selected a curved design of three twisting petals by Wilkinson Eyre Architects for its proposed $1 billion Crown Sydney casino resort. The...

Crowe signs Crown to replace Echo

  Crown Ltd. will replace The Star casino as the uniform sponsor of the South Sydney Rabbitohs, a National Rugby League team co-owned by actor...

Greens propose betting promotion curbs

  The Australia Greens submitted a bill to parliament to ban discussion or advertizing of live betting odds during sports broadcasts. The bill would also...

Victoria Police claim evidence of racing plots

  Graham Ashton, deputy commissioner of Victoria Police, said the force's new sports integrity intelligence unit had gathered evidence through phone taps that it was...
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...
life after pogos

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.