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AGTech announces end to two virtual sports lottery games

AGTech Holdings has announced that two of its virtual sports lottery games have been terminated, a football-themed virtual sports lottery game e-Ball Lottery in Jiangsu Province and a motor racing-themed virtual sports lottery game “Lucky Racing” in Hunan Province

China identified over US$150 in illicit gambling funds this year

China claims to have handled over 8,800 cross border gambling cases as of Sept. 30 and made over 60,000 arrests, including 590 Chinese nationals in other countries. It has shut down more than 1,700 online gambling platforms.
China economy bounces back, but spending numbers a concern

China economy bounces back, but spending numbers a concern

While most of the world continues to grapple with the economic fallout from Covid-19, figures released Monday indicate China has left the worst of the pandemic behind, with gross domestic product growth of 4.9 percent in Q3.

China’s caution on stimulus to hold back growth: S&P

China will be one of the best-performing economies this year, though its cautious approach to stimulus measures may disappoint expectations for growth next year, Standard & Poor's said in a report.
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China to ultimately legalize gambling, G2Ea panel hears

As China’s threats against gambling continue to reverberate throughout the industry in Asia, some executives are prepared to make a prediction that Beijing will ultimately give up its efforts to crackdown and instead regulate within its borders.
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Weaning away from China

There’s no getting away from it. China is and is always likely to be the dominant force in tourism trends in Asia, just through sheer strength in numbers.

China’s move to criminalize gambling bad news for junkets

China’s move to criminalize efforts to lure Chinese nationals overseas to gamble spells more bad news for Macau's junket sector, which was already facing tough trading conditions. 

China reviews law to criminalize gambling companies luring Chinese

The Chinese Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress will conduct a second review on an amendment to the country’s criminal law, proposing a new crime definition for overseas gambling operations aimed at luring Chinese citizens, state-owned news agency China News Service reported.
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Chinese Movements During Golden Week [Infographic]

It is not, as some Western media have said because the Chinese do not dare to travel. With 637 million domestic trips during Golden Week, it shows that people are not afraid to travel.

China racing gets government backing

Racing in China has received government backing following the unveiling of a five-year blueprint for the country’s equine sector in which the promotion of the sport and a related lottery form a key part of the strategy.
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.
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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.
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.