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Cambodia arrests 10 foreigners in online gambling bust

Cambodian police has arrested 10 foreign nationals in an online gambling bust, seizing passports, keys, computers, cars and other related items, the Phnom Penh Post reports. It didn't give the nationality of those detained.

Cambodia promulgates gambling law

Cambodia has promulgated its long-awaited gambling law aiming to create jobs, boost the economy, and bolster tourism, as well as establish safeguards against money laundering and corruption.
Nagacorp

Moody’s cautious about NagaCorp expansion plans

Nagacorp, the operator of Cambodia’s NagaWorld, has undoubtedly been one of Asia’s integrated resort success stories, though credit ratings agency Moody’s is now sounding a note of caution about its expansion plans.

Moody’s says Nagacorp’s Angkor Wat plan “credit negative”

Credit ratings agency, Moody's says Nagacorp's planned development of a resort near the Angkor Wat temple complex is credit negative as it reduces the company's liquidity buffer. The plan pushes capital expenditure over the next five years to $4 billion.
Ho Iat Seng

Coronavirus live updates: No HK/Macau travel bubble until fourteen days of no new cases

The latest news and updates on the Covid-19 (coronavirus) - with regularly updated information relating to new cases, travel restrictions and other information to...
NagaCorp gains development land near Angkor Wat

NagaCorp gains development land near Angkor Wat

NagaCorp has announced that it has received a fifty-year lease, with an option to renew, on a prime piece of development land sited just about 500 meters south of the outer restricted zone of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Sihanoukville gets a face lift

Sihanoukville gets a face lift

While it’s too early to say Cambodia’s coastal gambling hub has risen phoenix-like from the ashes, there are encouraging signs that Sihanoukville is serious about transforming into a mass market tourism destination, with a significant improvement in urban infrastructure.

Asia casino stocks gain on vaccine hopes

Shares in casino operators across Asia rose on Tuesday following news that Pfizer has produced a vaccine that is 90 percent reliable, though analysts say that easing of travel restrictions are needed for a more sustainable rally.
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Adam Steinberg reflects on Cambodia, Online, Japan [video]

Adam Steinberg talks about the differences in culture and work ethic between the US and Cambodia, as well as the thinkings behind decisions made relating to online gaming and Japan.
Jinbei’s Gary Tham discusses the changing face of Sihanoukville

Jinbei’s Gary Tham discusses the changing face of Sihanoukville [podcast]

Gary Tham, Jinbei director of strategic & planning, speaks with Asia Gaming Brief Managing Editor Sharon Singleton about the company’s experience post-Covid and the Cambodian online ban. While the longer-term future looks bright, there’s no longer silly money to be made from igaming.

Getting through to the other side

We enter a week, and the final month of the year, with a global economy tipping wildly between extremes of optimism and pessimism.
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.

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 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...
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South Korea Casino Recovery

The fifth edition of the AGB Webinar Series will take you to South Korea, one of the first countries to reopen their gaming industry...
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.
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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.
asia gaming briefings Sep 20

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.