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Accor hiring binge points to Australia recovery, but highlights staff crisis

There’s good news and bad news from the Accor announcement that it’s launching a massive recruitment drive to fill more than 1,000 jobs in Australia and New Zealand.

SkyCity under pressure to return more pokie profit to community

Hamilton City Council is pushing for SkyCity Entertainment's casino in the city to return more revenue to the local community.
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SkyCity non-exec. director candidates get regulatory nod

New Zealand's SkyCity Entertainment said three non-executive director candidates have received regulatory approval and joined the board from June 8th.
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NZ regulator to review casino charity requirements

The New Zealand gambling commission is currently reviewing the charitable trust license conditions of its country’s six casinos, to see whether they need to be amended. 

SkyCity FY2021 to return to 75% of 2019 levels: S&P

SkyCity Entertainment's earnings are likely to make a solid recovery in the fiscal 2021 year, ending in June, to at least 75 percent of 2019 levels, Standard & Poor's said in a note.

SkyCity appoints new chief corporate affairs officer

SkyCity Entertainment Group has announced the appointment of Nirupa George to the role of chief corporate affairs office, effective from June 21, 2021.

Problem gamblers tend to isolate themselves: Study

A new study undertaken by the Auckland University of Technology has found that problem gamblers are more likely to withdraw from sports, cultural, or religious groups. 

SkyCity earnings recovering faster than expected: S&P

SkyCity Entertainment's earnings are recovering faster-than-expected from the Covid crisis, said Standard & Poors in a note raising its credit outlook to stable from negative.

SkyCity out of the junket game

New Zealand's SkyCity Entertainment said it will cease all activities with junkets following a strategic review of its business and will instead deal with international customers directly.

Australian cruise industry demands restart

The Australian cruise industry, which has been shut down for more than 12 months is demanding to be allowed to restart operations now that a trans-Tasman bubble has been established. 
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Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2021

The Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) is the place to see new products and services, network, attend thought-provoking seminars, seek business partners and generate sales....
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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.

Regulating the Game 2021

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Asia Gaming Briefings – June 2021 Edition

For this edition of our magazine, we focus on Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines. The country’s casino industry has been among the hardest hit in Asia, with the integrated resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City having remained mostly closed to the general public since the beginning of the crisis last year.
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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.
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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.