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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...

Paddy Power operating profits boosted by Australia and mobile

  Dublin-based Paddy Power has seen its profits rise by 31 percent, despite large investments in expanding into Italy.  Cormac McCarthy, chief financial officer, attributed...

Strong revenue growth for Ainsworth Game Technologies

  Sydney-based Ainsworth Game Technologies reported a rise in revenues of 41 percent for the second half of 2012, with EBITDA growing 31 percent to...

ARL great blames gambling for sports stars’ problems

Australian rugby league commentator and former star player Peter Sterling said in a broadcast interview that gambling, rather than drugs, was responsible for the...

Echo’s profits slips, Treasury relocation up

  Echo Entertainment's posted a 5.3 percent dip in net profits to $68.09 million in the six months to December 31 due to higher taxes...

Greens Senator calls for inquiry into sports and gambling

  Victorian Greens Senator Richard Di Natale, party spokesperson for gambling and sport, said that he will move for an inquiry into the promotion of...
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.
Asia Gaming Briefings, april 2021

Asia Gaming Briefings – April 2021 Edition

In this April edition of Asia Gaming Briefings we take the pulse of how the North Asia jurisdictions of Japan, Korea and the Russian Far East have fared.
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.