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Chris Rogers

Experienced Entrepreneur & CEO with a demonstrated history of building successful companies in the Technology, Casino & Gaming, Environmental Services, Fishing & Boating, Manufacturing &...
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Chris Rogers on the silent victim of Covid-19 [Podcast]

Chris Rogers, a long-time gaming executive who has started focusing his time on environmental sustainability speaks to Asia Gaming Brief Asia Editor about his...

Casino Canberra trading performance near pre-Covid levels

Aquis Entertainment has announced that its Casino Canberra reached near pre-Covid trading levels late last year and is thus no longer eligible for the JobKeeper program. The firm also provided some updates on the status of the casino floor.

Australia’s PlayUp gets New Jersey sports betting license

PlayUp, an Australian company that provides online Sports Betting, Horse Racing and Daily Fantasy Sports in Australia, New Zealand and India, has expanded its footprint across the US by acquiring a betting license in New Jersey. This is the second market access agreement that PlayUp has announced after the recent acquisition of their Colorado license.

Packer spokesperson denies NYE meeting with Adelson

A spokesperson for James Packer has reportedly denied that the Australian billionaire met with Sands China Chairman Sheldon Adelson over the New Year holidays. The super yachts of the two casino executives were moored next to each other, triggering speculation. 

BetMakers clears hurdles for US$41.7 million purchase of Sportech assets

Sportech shareholders have approved the sale of its digital assets to Australia's BetMakers for GBP30.9 million ($41.7 million).

Crown Resorts tightens money transfer requirements

Crown Resorts has introduced new requirements for gamblers who want to transfer funds to the casino giant, which is scrambling to improve compliance before an urgent review of its Victorian license by the state government.
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Crown Sydney opens with no casino, amidst new NSW Covid outbreak

Crown Resorts opened the doors to its $2.2 billion ($1.66 billion) Crown Sydney property on Monday, but without the fanfare that accompanies the openings of such mega projects after a bruising year of suitability hearings and amidst a new cluster of Covid-19 cases in the city.
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Covid-19 resurgence forces new wave of travel curbs

As we head into the final days of 2020, Covid-19 is once again ramping up in Asia creating new challenges for travel and tourism and triggering a new wave of restrictions.

Star Sydney tightens Covid restrictions

Star Entertainment Group has announced that, in accordance with directives from the New South Wales state government, tighter social distancing and other measures have been reinstituted at Star Sydney.
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.