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Cambodia’s online operators find new home in Myanmar

Cambodia’s online operators find new home in Myanmar

It’s been billed as a $15 billion smart city, powered by the latest in blockchain technology, but in reality it has emerged as a major online gambling hub and the new home to many of the operations that fled Cambodia after a ban on the practice last year.

Phu Quoc island kicks off tourism promotion campaign

The island of Phu Quoc is hosting a series of events aimed at boosting tourism. Called the Mega Series, the events include a poker championship. The island is home to the Corona Resort & Casino, the only one in Vietnam that allows locals to gamble.
Monitoring the Mekong

Monitoring the Mekong

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.
Van Don eyes tourism/entertainment hub

Van Don eyes tourism/entertainment hub

Vietnam is seen as one of the most promising emerging markets in Asia and recent changes in regulation will unlock plans for an ambitious project to create a Macau-style entertainment hub.
Rightsizing Cambodia’s casino industry post-Covid 19

Rightsizing Cambodia’s casino industry post-Covid 19

According to the World Health Organization, Cambodia has 275 COVID cases and zero COVID-related deaths as of the last week of September.

Cambodia tourism arrivals down 72% this year

Cambodia has attracted 1.22 million foreign visitors during the first eight months of 2020, down 72 percent from 4.36 million over the same period last year.

New airport to improve access to Dara Sakor megaproject

The Dara Sakor International Airport, capable of handling long-haul aircraft such as Boeing 777s, will open in 2021 improving international access to the mammoth Dara Sakor Resort project in Cambodia's Koh Kong province. The resort includes residential apartments, hotels and casinos. 

Fincy explains Yatai withdrawal, says not involved in gambling

Fincy explained its rationale for withdrawing from a project in Myanmar, saying it has zero tolerance for any form of illegal activity and has at no point had any involvement in developing online gambling applications. The company, which offers a blockchain-based payment app, wrote the rebuttal on its website in response to what it said were factual inaccuracies about its involvement in the Yatai City development.

Fincy

Blockchain-based payment app, owned by BCB Blockchain. Based in Singapore, the company in October pulled out of the Yatai-City smart project in Myanmar.

Thailand, Malaysia step up anti-online gambling efforts

Thailand’s anti-online gambling efforts continue to show results, while Malaysia’s crackdowns keep exposing crooked cops.

Coronavirus live updates: Star says easing of Sydney Covid rules allow major capacity increase

The latest news and updates on the Covid-19 (coronavirus) - with regularly updated information relating to new cases, travel restrictions and other information to...
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. 

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.
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.