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Crown in Sydney counseling deal

  Crown Ltd has enlisted Mission Australia, a Christan support group, to provide round-the-clock multilingual gambling counseling and operate a self-exclusion program at its proposed...

Greens call for quiet on odds

Greens Senator Richard Di Natale said he would introduce a bill that would ban commentators or bookmakers promoting odds during sports broadcasts on television...

Ozzie Pub group targets free apps

  Clubs Australia, the industry group for the country's pubs, has set up a working group with gaming manufacturers and online gambling experts to develop...

Echo in $52 million Queensland upgrade

  Echo Entertainment is to spend A$50 million ($52 million) to upgrade gaming machines at its three Queensland casinos. Many of the machines to be...

Crown’s cameras turned against house

  Police are investigating reports that a foreign high roller won $33 million in a VIP area of the Crown Melbourne Casino through cheating at eight hands...

William Hill enters Australia with Sportingbet buy

  William Hill, the British bookmaker, completed its $750 million acquisition of Sportingbet's Australian business. "The Australian business offers us a well-recognized brand, an experienced...

Union challenges Jupiters on outsourcing

  A union representing workers at Echo Entertainment's Jupiters Hotel and Casino on the Gold Coast is asking for a government investigation into alleged contract...

No early Sydney opening for Crown

  Crown Ltd will not be allowed to open a planned Sydney gambling parlor targeting Asian VIP bettors until 2019 when Echo Entertainment Group's exclusive...

Australia delays further opening online betting market

  A government review of Australia's online gambling laws called for holding off licensing of new sites until the country has adopted uniform rules to...

Victorian Government to introduce tough match fixing laws

  Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu announced this week that the coalition government will introduce new legislation to parliament this week to help guard against match...
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.
Agbriefings February 21

Asia Gaming Briefings – Feb 2021 Edition

The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.
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.