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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.

Accor launches massive Australia recruitment drive amidst staffing crisis

Accor, the largest hotel operator in Australia and New Zealand, has launched a recruitment drive for more than 1000 staff as the chain seeks to attract new recruits to the industry.
Blackstone makes A$8 billion bid for Crown Resorts

Victorian royal commission into Crown extended to October

The Victorian government has granted a request from the royal commission into Crown to allow additional time and funding to complete its inquiry into whether Crown Resorts is suitable to hold a license in Victoria. 

SkyCity flags FY21 profit of $68.2 million on strong domestic tourism

Australia-listed SkyCity Entertainment Group has flagged normalized NPAT of between $84-88 million for the financial year ending June 30, provided there are no more property closures for the remainder of the month.

Australia’s Aquis says no news behind stock bounce

Australia's Aquis Entertainment said it knows of no particular reason why it's share price surged on Thursday on heavy volumes.

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.
india, racing, sports, betting

India bottom of the list in betting regulation, U.K. takes top spot: Study

In a major new study, the U.K. tops the league table when it comes to regulated betting markets, with India coming in last in the 20 jurisdictions under the spotlight.

IPI paying back wages on time and in full

Imperial Pacific International, whose license to operate Saipan’s only casino has been suspended indefinitely, continues to pay back wages on time and in full.

Vaccinations speed up in some Asian nations, helping recovery: Fitch

Vaccination rates in some Asia-Pacific nations, such as Australia, China, Japan and South Korea, have begun to pick up in recent weeks, reducing the risk of economic setbacks due to the pandemic, Fitch Ratings says. 
Crown execs fail to shine in probe

Crown Melbourne to reopen Friday, but casino remains shut

Crown Resorts said its Crown Melbourne property will be allowed to reopen its hotel, food and beverage services from Friday, June 11, though the casino will remain shut.
AGE at ICC Sydney, 2021

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....
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.

Regulating the Game 2021

Esports BAR Cannes

AGBriefings, June, 2021, Resorts World Las Vegas

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.
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.