Thursday, January 28, 2021

Macau

Aruze Wheel of Prosperity

Aruze launches Wheels of Prosperity

Aruze Gaming has announced the launch of the 5 reel, 243-way games, Wheel of Prosperity Dragon and Wheel of Prosperity Phoenix  in the Asian market.

Sands confirms Londoner to open February 8

Sands China said the first phase of its $1.9 billion Londoner resort will officially open on Feb. 8th, ahead of Chinese New Year.

Macau visitor arrivals up 3.6% in December from prior month

Macau visitor arrivals edged up 3.6 percent in December from the prior month to 659,407, but were down 78.6 percent on the year, according to the Statistics and Census Service.

Macau workers association gets complaints of forced resignations

The New Macau Gaming Staff Rights Association says it has received requests for assistance from more than a dozen dealers working in a satellite casino, who claim their employer is forcing them to resign.

Wynn Macau announces one month salary annual bonus

Wynn Macau has announced an annual bonus equal to one month's gross salary will be paid to all eligible Wynn Macau and Wynn Palace team members, which represents 98.5 percent of its current workforce.
Wynn Casino

Melco/Wynn named as top picks as premium mass leads recovery

Melco Resorts & Entertainment and Wynn Resorts are expected to outperform their Macau rivals in the next six months due to their larger exposure to the premium mass market, according to Bernstein Research.

MGM China/Melco announce bonus for non-management staff

MGM China and Melco Resorts & Entertainment have announced they will pay a bonus equivalent to one-month's salary to all eligible non-management employees.

Macau GGR trending down 61% from Jan. 2020: Bernstein

Macau's month-to-date gross gambling revenue is trending down 61 percent from the same period last year and is up 10 percent on December, according to Bernstein Research.

Fitch assigns SJM’s proposed note issue BB+ with negative outlook

SJM Holding's proposed senior note issue has been assigned a BB+ rating by Fitch, with a negative outlook due to its concentration on the Macau market and a weaker market position than its peers because of a lag in gaining Cotai exposure.
Melco Resorts' winning the war on plastic

Melco Resorts’ winning the war on plastic [Infographic]

Earlier this year, Frederic Winckler, an Exec VP/Chief Marketing & Brand Officer at Melco Resorts & Entertainment talked about sustainability as one of three key focuses for the integrated resort operator over the coming years.
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...
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.
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.