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Sihanoukville’s Jin Bei closed after Covid case

All three segments of the Jin Bei Hotel as well as the Horng Gon Chea Yi Hotel in Sihanoukville have been closed down after two Chinese women were diagnosed with Covid-19.

Cambodia, Macau seen as leading casino recovery: Colliers

Cambodia and Macau are expected to lead the recovery in Asia-Pacific gaming this year, trailed by Singapore and the Philippines, according to a report from Colliers International. Cambodia's gross gambling revenue may hit 60 percent of its pre-Covid base.

APAC tourism to pick up in H2, but will remain low: Fitch

Fitch Ratings predicts a slow return in international tourism flows across the Asia Pacific to begin in 2H21, but arrivals will remain well below pre-pandemic levels and projections will depend on virus containment and effective vaccine distribution.

Sihanoukville gets new five-star hotel

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has opened its first hotel in Cambodia, the Howard Johnson Plaza by Wyndham Blue Bay Sihanoukville, claiming to be the town's first international five star property.
NagaCorp gains development land near Angkor Wat

UNESCO concerned about NagaCorp’s Angkor Wat plans

NagaCorp’s US$350 million Angkor Lake of Wonder project has drawn eyes narrowed in suspicion from the United Nations’ cultural agency UNESCO.
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China anti-gambling drive to have long-term IR impact in Asia

China’s ongoing crackdown on casinos and junkets targeting its nationals may have long-term implications for the industry in Asia and force changes in the business models of many of the region’s integrated resorts.

Century says start of Cambodia business delayed to March

Century Entertainment said the expected start of table games operations at a new casino in Dara Sakor, Cambodia, has been delayed until March, in part due to Covid-19-related delays to the delivery of essential equipment, such as surveillance cameras.

Nagacorp to award 55 million shares under employee incentive scheme

NagaCorp said it's adopting a share award scheme of as many as 55 million shares to attract and incentivize key employees.

Donaco EBITDA positive, helped by Star Vegas

Donaco International said it turned EBITDA positive in the December quarter, helped in particular by its Star Vegas property, which is focusing on attracting clients from the local region. Revenue was A$6 million, down from $16.8 million the prior year.

Chinese in Cambodia warned against gambling

China’s embassy in Cambodia has issued a warning to China passport holders not to take part in gambling activities in the country after multiple cases of violence aimed at Chinese.
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.
Agbriefings February 21

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.
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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.