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Will changing Covid travel preferences leave IRs in the cold?

As the Covid crisis continues to rage across Asia, there appears to be little hope for a full return to international travel any time soon, however once that does become a possibility will the post-pandemic traveller still be seeking the same experiences as before?

Vietnam discovers “very dangerous” Covid variant

The government of Vietnam announced over the weekend that it has detected a new Covid variant spreading in the country which it says is "very dangerous."
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NagaCorp shareholders greenlight 2020 final dividend

Nagacorp shareholders have given the greenlight for a 2020 final dividend at the 2021 annual general meeting. The company succeeded in posting a net profit of $102.3 million in 2020 despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

Vietnam GDP growth to rebound to 8.5% in 2021 

Ratings agency Fitch Ratings says it expects Vietnam to see healthy economic growth in 2021, despite continued headwinds brought on by the covid-19 pandemic.
Sihanoukville Covid resurgence

Sihanoukville under curfew, alcohol ban until June 6

The local government in Preah Sihanouk has imposed an overnight curfew, banned alcohol and prohibited gatherings outside of family groups in Sihanoukville due to a rise in Covid cases.
Laos Triangle

Laos extends lockdown to June 4 as cases continue to rise

Laos’ Bokeo province, which is known for having casinos catering to Chinese tourists, appears to be the center of the country’s covid-19 outbreak.
Can domestic tourism fill the void?

Locals program unlikely to be expanded, despite Covid

Appeals from Vietnam’s casino owners to allow locals to gamble are likely to fall on deaf ears despite plummeting revenue due to the closure of international borders.
Covid resurgence threatens travel bubbles, sets back border openings

Covid resurgence threatens travel bubbles, sets back border openings

For anyone looking for a swift return to international travel in Asia, the news is far from encouraging.

NagaWorld duty-free shops first to reopen

Cambodia-based integrated resort operator NagaCorp says it has been informed by China Duty Free Group (CDFG) that it will be reopening its duty-free store located on NagaCity Walk starting on Thursday.
Crowne International Club, danang

Danang halts casinos and non-essential businesses

Danang health authorities have halted all activities gathering more than 30 people to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which is looking to make a comeback in the country. 
AGE at ICC Sydney, 2021

Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2021

The Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) is the place to see new products and services, network, attend thought-provoking seminars, seek business partners and generate sales....
life after pogos

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.

Regulating the Game 2021

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AGBriefings, June, 2021, Resorts World Las Vegas

Asia Gaming Briefings – June 2021 Edition

For this edition of our magazine, we focus on Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines. The country’s casino industry has been among the hardest hit in Asia, with the integrated resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City having remained mostly closed to the general public since the beginning of the crisis last year.
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.
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.