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Federal Taxation Service (FTS)

The Federal Taxation Service (FTS) is a federal executive body responsible for overseeing compliance with the Russian Federation's legislation on taxes and dues; the...
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Russia tightens grip on online gambling

The Russian authorities are continuing their campaign to tighten their grip on online gambling, including a new law which will facilitate a crackdown on payment services.
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Shambala average check per game $116 in 2020

The Shambala Casino, the second to open in Russia's Primorye gaming zone, has provided an analysis of its guest profiles for its first 2.5 months of operation, saying the average check per game in 2020 had been RUB8,439 ($116).

Summit Ascent says Tigre de Cristal Phase II delayed to 2023

Summit Ascent said the opening of the second phase of its Tigre de Cristal Resort in Russia's Primorye gambling zone has been pushed back by a year to 2023 due to delays caused by Covid.

Summit Ascent appoints Genting’s David Chua as new CEO

Summit Ascent has appointed former Genting Hong Kong President David Chua as its new Chief Executive Officer for a three-year term, effective from May 1.

Bookmaker Bet365 sets up shop in Russia

Bookmaker Bet365 has started operations in Russia, with its office managed by Golden Bet LLC. The company is part of the self-regulatory organization the "Association of Bookmakers."

Strong local demand lifts Summit Ascent H2

Summit Ascent Holdings, operator of Tigre De Cristal in Vladivostok said it swung the second half of 2020 to a positive adjusted EBITDA and net profit, thanks mainly to strong local demand. 

Russian parliament aims for bigger state cut from lottery profits

The lower house of the Russian parliament is mulling legal revisions which would require lottery operators to provide a much larger cut of the profits to the state tax authorities.
Primorye, gambling zone, russia

Primorye projects saw “major 2020 progress,” officials say

Officials in the Primorye gambling zone have been on a public relations blitz in recent months, highlighting how projects are now pushing ahead and stressing there is no change in the long-term plans for 12 casino complexes.

Russian bookmaker ready to accept bets from foreign punters

Russia-based League of Stakes, a bookmaker, has announced that it is ready to accept sports bets from foreigners.
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Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2022

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....
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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.

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G2E Asia 2021

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.