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William Hill halts services to Chinese customers

William Hill PLC announced it would halt betting and gaming services to residents of China and suspend all open accounts "for the forseeable future",...

AGTech revenues grow as launch of new virtual game nears

  Revenues for China lottery services company AGTEch Holding Ltd. rose 4.6 percent in the second quarter to HK$59.6 million ($7.7 million) from the same...

LotSynergy profits triple on VLT growth

China LotSynergy Holdings Ltd.'s second quarter net profit more than tripled to HK$52.5 million ($6.8 million) from HK$15.1 million in the April-June period last...

500.com planning US IPO

500.com, a lottery sales website, plans to raise at least $150 million in an initial public stock offering in the US, unnamed sources told...

Sino Strategic restructures

  Sino Strategic International Ltd., which said it has divested its other operations to focus on retail lottery sales in Shanghai, hailed successful cost reductions....

LotSynergy wins first Sports Lottery contract

  Lottnal, a subsidiary of China LotSynergy Holdings Ltd., won a bid to supply lottery terminals to the China Sports Lottery Administration Center of Guizhou...

Macau case tops cash seizures

  Customs officers in the Huanggang district of Shenzhen abutting Hong Kong seized HK$4 million ($515,600) in cash carried by a man returning from Macau...

Shanghai arrests recruiters for foreign gambling site

  Shanghai has arrested 92 people involved in recruiting customers for a foreign gambling website and seized 54 computers. The police said the agents earned...

VODone targets Hubei Sports Lottery

  Video broadcast company VODone Ltd. has unveiled a conditional deal to buy Chinese lottery company Beijing Caiwang Bohui Technology Co., for Rmb150 million ($24.3...

Suspect turned over to South Korea

  The Ministry of Public Security said it had detained a suspect wanted by South Korea for allegedly operating an illegal gambling website and turn...
Solid Gaming

Knowledge trumps content in Asia’s complex i-gaming world

In Asia’s complex and diverse igaming landscape, having the right content means business success only if one more key ingredient is included - market knowledge. 

Instant and secure deposits

AstroPay is the pioneer payment solution for thousands of consumers in Latin America, Asia and Africa, who want to purchase online on international sites, that helps merchants access new markets through its main product, AstroPay Card.

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 – 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.
Winning The Future Chinese Tourist

Winning the Chinese Tourist & China Tourism Blacklist

The AGB Webinar hears from Professor Wolfgang Arlt of COTRI, Shirley Tam of Okada Manila and Desmond Lam of UMAC to discuss future expectations...
Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Malta

Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Manila

Regulating the Game 2021

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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.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Sep 2020 Edition

IN FOCUS: SPORTS BETTING Ball games bounce back. Major sporting events are slowly ramping up around the world and with them the drama and surprises, not all of them good for sports betting operators.