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North Korea denies illegal embassy casino in Moscow

North Korean officials have denied claims of an illegal casino in its embassy in Moscow, calling the reports “complete nonsense”. Earlier this week, local...

Korea casino stocks rally on North optimism

Shares in South Korea’s casino operators rallied on Tuesday ahead of a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un on hopes for greater cross border cooperation, Yonhap reports.
Horse-racing

North Korea allows horse race betting

The North Korean government has lifted its ban on horse race betting, with experts pinning the latest move as the country’s way to make...

Navigating rough seas

North Korea is seeking foreign investment to fund a $20 million casino cruise ship aimed at boosting tourism in the region. But international sanctions and cultural differences mean the initiative may never set sail. When considering vacation options, most holidaymakers don’t place North Korea high on their list of choices. Strict visa requirements, a lack of luxury accommodations and a trigger-happy dictatorial leader are enough to deter even the most intrepid explorers.

North Korea seeks investors for casino cruise ship

North Korea is seeking foreign investors for a cruise ship program, which it says will be permitted to operate a casino, the Yonhap news...

Paddy Power drops support for basketball star Rodman’s N. Korea trip

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has pulled its sponsorship of U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman’s visits to North Korea following criticism from human rights groups....

Chinese gamblers boost fortunes of North Korea’s Emperor Casino

The number of Yanbian license plates in the carpark of the Emperor Resort & Casino in North Korea’s remote Rason district leave little doubt as to the hotel’s main clientele.

Paddy Power joins in N. Korean basketball diplomacy

As sponsor of superstar basketball player Dennis Rodman, who has made two visits to North Korea thanks to its leader's love for the game,...

Royale Star seeing little action in North Korea

  The Royale Star, a casino cruise ship, has made only three trips on its new route between the port of Rajin, near North Korea's...
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...

ASEAN Gaming Summit postponed to 2021 Q2

Given the continued uncertainty and travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Asia Gaming Brief has decided to postpone this year’s ASEAN Gaming Summit...

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.