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All Aboard with Konami

All Aboard with Konami

Konami Australia is releasing the All Aboard series of video slots, with a single-level linked progressive and four static bonus awards, and also Ba Fang Jin Bao to Asia.
Crown Barangaroo

Regulator to meet before Crown defense has its say

The New South Wales regulator will hold a meeting next week to discuss whether Crown Resorts can open its new Sydney casino in December as planned, raising concern as the company will not have concluded its defence.

NSW regulator to meet on November 18 on Crown opening

New South Wales' Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority has scheduled a meeting for 18 November to decide whether Crown Resorts can proceed with a planned opening of its resort in Sydney in December.

Tabcorp EBITDA hit from power outage less than $10 million

Tabcorp said a power outage that took out its systems over the weekend caused it to lose wagering turnover over the weekend, but the hit to EBITDA will be less than $10 million. It says its systems have now largely been restored. 

Crown Melbourne cleared to resume gaming operations

Crown Melbourne has received approval to commence the operation of a limited number of electronic gaming machines and electronic table games in accordance with restrictions agreed with the Victorian Government.

Inquiry recommends Packer ban from being involved in Crown

The New South Wales government should consider banning James Packer from being involved with Crown Resorts' new Sydney casino after revelations he sent a threatening email to a businessman, a suitability hearing heard. 

Regulator gives nod to HatchAsia takeover of Silver Heritage

The Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) of Australia has decided to raise no objection to HatchAsia, a subsidiary of DFNN, taking a 92 percent interest in the Silver Heritage Group.

Leadstar Media launches website comparing Australia betting sites

Swedish iGaming affiliate Leadstar Media has launched Mybettingsites.com/au, thus entering its 21st geographical market with its first Australian product.
Crown Barangaroo

Crown Resorts unsuitable but can it keep its license?

Crown Resorts management faces a nail biting few months as regulators mull the fate of its Barangaroo license in Sydney after lawyers winding up an inquiry into the company found it “unsuitable.”

Melbourne Cup punter a millionaire after $30 bet

A New Zealand punter on the Melbourne Cup race has become a millionaire after placing a $30 bet, in what was said to be the biggest payout by the NZ Tab on the race.
Solid Gaming

Knowledge trumps content in Asia’s complex i-gaming world

In Asia’s complex and diverse igaming landscape, having the right content means business success only if one more key ingredient is included - market knowledge. 

Instant and secure deposits

AstroPay is the pioneer payment solution for thousands of consumers in Latin America, Asia and Africa, who want to purchase online on international sites, that helps merchants access new markets through its main product, AstroPay Card.

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 – 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 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.
Winning The Future Chinese Tourist

Winning the Chinese Tourist & China Tourism Blacklist

The AGB Webinar hears from Professor Wolfgang Arlt of COTRI, Shirley Tam of Okada Manila and Desmond Lam of UMAC to discuss future expectations...
gaming webinar south korea

South Korea Casino Recovery

The fifth edition of the AGB Webinar Series will take you to South Korea, one of the first countries to reopen their gaming industry...

Betting on Sports America

SBC Awards 2020

Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Malta

Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Manila

news, macau, gambling

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.
asia gaming briefings Sep 20

Asia Gaming Briefings – Sep 2020 Edition

IN FOCUS: SPORTS BETTING Ball games bounce back. Major sporting events are slowly ramping up around the world and with them the drama and surprises, not all of them good for sports betting operators.