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500 com reports US$7.4 million loss for Q3

Troubled online sports lottery operator 500 com reported a US$7.4 million loss in the July to September quarter, based on net revenues of only US$900,000.
Martin Williams podcast on China US relations

Martin Williams on post election China-US relations [Podcast]

Martin Williams, Vixio Gambling Compliance journalist and Asia editor, talks with AGB managing editor, Sharon Singleton, about whether the election of Joe Biden as president of the United States may help to reset rock-bottom Sino-U.S. relations. He says we can probably expect a different tone, but in substance Beijing may even have a tougher time.  

China says not the right time for travel bubbles, urges against overseas trips

A senior Chinese health official said now is not the right time to create travel bubble similar to the one suggested by Hong Kong and Singapore and has urged Chinese to limit travel overseas to prevent importing cases.
Politics and Pfizer hold mixed prospects for Asia gaming

Politics and Pfizer hold mixed prospects for Asia gaming

It’s been quite a week on the news front, with some major developments that all have potential ramifications for the gambling industry in Asia.
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Greater Bay Area project to benefit, but not necessarily diversify Macau

China’s enormous Greater Bay Area (GBA) initiative sets out an ambitious role for Macau, though views are mixed on exactly how much...

China internet regulator clamps down on gambling apps

China's top internet regulator has reportedly launched a crackdown on apps involving illegal content, such as gambling, pornography and fraud.
AGB Webinar - Acquiring and Retaining iGaming Customers

Next AGB Webinar on iGaming player acquisition

Asia Gaming Brief has announced the 8th edition of its AGB Webinar Series, this time exploring the ways in which igaming player acquisition and...
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China looks inward for growth in latest five-year plan

After years of increasingly acrimonious trade tensions with the U.S., China’s latest five-year plan looks inward, focusing on boosting domestic demand and on fostering self-reliance in technology.

China to end high-frequency lottery sales

China has announced further curbs on the sale of high-frequency lottery products and virtual sports and plans to ban them completely from next year. 

China signals online gambling crackdown via digital currency policies

The Chinese government is signaling its intention to use its digital currency policies as a tool to crack down on illegal online gambling. China Drafts...
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...
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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.
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.