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500 .com moving headquarters from Shenzhen to Singapore

500 .com, the troubled sports lottery company that is transforming into a bitcoin firm, announced its decision to relocate its headquarters from Shenzhen to Singapore.

500 .com completes bitcoin mining machine purchase

500 .com Limited, now describing itself as “a cryptocurrency mining enterprise in China,” has announced that it has completed its acquisition of bitcoin mining machines originally announced on January 11. The bitcoin mining machines acquired in this transaction (the "Bitcoin Mining Machines") include such models as the S17, T17, M20s and S9.

Macau foreign residents can apply for China visas

The Chinese Ministry for Foreign Affairs has announced that it will further adjust its visa policy. Starting from March 15, Macau foreign residents, including permanent or non-permanent, can apply for all categories of visas to the mainland of China.

Xi signals possibility of additional tightening on online games

China President Xi Jinping is personally raising concerns about online gaming addiction. Addiction to online games, along with “other dirty and messy things online,” could have a bad influence on Chinese juveniles because they are not psychologically mature, he said.
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Travel overseas gearing up to resume: COTRI

China tourism watchers are becoming tentatively optimistic that outbound travel will resume in the next few months and increase further in the second half of the year.

500 .com changes name to Bit Mining Ltd.

500.com, formerly a Chinese online lottery company, has approved a change of name to Bit Mining Ltd. to reflect the new focus of its business.

China reopens visa system for Macau foreign residents

For the first time since March last year, the China Online Visa Application system will open to foreign residents in Macau from next Monday.

500 .com completes placement, receives bitcoins

500.com closed its previously announced private placement transaction with Good Luck Information Technology and has received 356.04342 Bitcoins and US$11.5 million in cash. The company has issued 85,572,963 newly issued Class A ordinary shares to Good Luck Information.
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Chinese travellers opt for short trips [Infographic]

The Lunar New Year period, which is known as the largest annual migration in the world, was a shadow of its former self, with strict rules in place to restrict the flow of Chinese outbound (and domestic) travel this year. 

Suncity Group disposes of Shenzhen non-gaming properties

Suncity Group has revealed that it has sold off some non-gaming properties that it owned in Shenzhen, notably Hong Long Plaza, a commercial and residential complex, and Le Paysage, a property development project.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.