Thursday, March 4, 2021

Macau

The Venetian gondola ride hit with US$2.3 million tax bill

A Macau court has issued a ruling determining that the gondola ride service at The Venetian will have to pay MOP18.9 million (US$2.3 million) in tourism taxes.

Macau MICE sector still seen as full of potential

The local MICE sector in Macau is well-positioned to adapt to the new normal, but it will need to change its mindset and prove more attractive integrated solutions for its events, the regional representative for event and marketing agency MCI believes.

Committee formed to promote Greater Bay Area integration

A Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area Competition Policy Committee has been established with goals to improve investment and business environment in the region and enhance the level of market integration, provincial authorities revealed.
Covid-19 precautions in Macau casinos

Macau drops certificate requirement for casino entry

It’s a small step, but another in the direction towards normalizing life in Macau, with authorities announcing there is no longer need for a certificate showing a negative nucleic acid test to enter the casinos

SG gaming biz showing signs of turnaround: Union Gaming

Scientific Games is seeing early signs of success in gaming turn around and is likely to build on its recent performance to boost market share, sales volumes and higher win per day, Union Gaming said in a note.

Negative Covid test no longer needed to enter Macau casinos

Casino patrons will not be forced to show a negative nucleic acid test to enter casinos in Macau, a requirement that has been in place since July last year.

Galaxy Entertainment holds event for families regarding responsible gaming

To celebrate the Lantern Festival, recently, Galaxy Entertainment and the Macau Youth Volunteer Association co-organized a family responsible gaming activity where over fifty parents and children were invited to Broadway Macau for a celebration.

Macau hotel guests down 58.6% year-on-year in January

Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that a total of 447,000 guests checked into Macau hotels and guesthouses in January, a decline of 58.6 percent year-on-year.

Taipa-Zhuhai ferry begins services

The new ferry service linking the Pac On Ferry Terminal in Taipa and Zhuhai’s Jiuzhou Port was inaugurated on Monday, and will have a total of twenty round-trip trips every day during the initial period of operation, with frequency to be increased later if necessary.

Macau Jockey Club forced to cancel lucrative Hong Kong simulcast

The Macau Jockey Club (MJC) will miss out on a multimillion dollar payday for the second year running after the cancellation of the Hong Kong simulcast of the Macau Hong Kong Trophy.

All set for the FBM slots expansion campaign in Asia

FBM has been developing its slots offer over the last three years, with operations established in Europe and North America. The company is now accelerating its slots expansion campaign in Asia
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.
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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.
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.
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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.