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Covid roundup: restrictions tighten across Asia

Numerous nations in Asia on Wednesday reported record rises in new Covid-19 cases, as the Delta variant continues to affect the region.
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Thriving CS:GO virtual economy powers esports betting

In June, two virtual skins in the popular esports title Counterstrike: Global Offensive (CSGO) were sold for a record-breaking total of $780,000, the largest single transaction to date in CSGO history. 

Asian nations continue to struggle with Covid

Asian nations are still struggling to fight the pandemic, as new data emerges of infection rates and record numbers of cases.
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Jeju teams with forensic service to stop casino machine forgeries

Jeju island has teamed with South Korea's National Forensic Research Institute to develop a testing system to detect forged gaming machines and casino equipment. 

Jeju outbreak puts travel bubble talk at risk

The outbreak of covid-19 on Jeju island in South Korea has caused mass cancellation of holiday reservations and has put a dampener on talks for a travel bubble with neighbouring countries. 
Navigating Korea’s online maze

Delta variant brings continued woes to Asian gaming jurisdictions

Gaming jurisdictions in Asia are continuing to see setbacks amongst new outbreaks and lockdown measures being imposed by governments.
Navigating Korea’s online maze

Seoul eyes highest level of lockdown

After reporting the country’s second-highest number of new daily Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, the South Korean government is now considering raising its Covid-19 restrictions in it's capital Seoul.
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GKL posts 45.6% month-on-month casino sales rise in June 

South Korean casino operator Grand Korea Leisure posted a 45.6 percent month-on-month increase in casino net sales in June, reaching KRW14.8 billion (US$13.1 million). 
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Jeju Dream Tower expanding casino staff

Lotte Tour Development, operator of the new Jeju Dream Tower casino, has announced that it will be expanding its casino staff by about two hundred additional employees for the purpose of ensuring smooth casino management.
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South Korea, Phuket slowly opening borders

Since Thursday, fully vaccinated visitors have been able to skip mandatory quarantine in South Korea, as long as they don’t travel from any Covid-19 hot zones.
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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

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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.