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Goa seeks to move casino offices to river jetty

Goa's Ports Minister Michael Lobo said all six of the state's offshore casino operators will be required to shift their office buildings to a river cruise jetty at their own cost, due to congestion in the city centre.
PUBG tops India's esports ladder

India’s esports industry races ahead

India’s online gaming revenue is expected to jump by 45 percent this year as players turned to their mobiles during Covid-19 mandated lockdowns, with the esports one of the fast growing stars of the segment.

Political party calls for Goa casinos to be shuttered over Covid cluster

Amid reports of more than a dozen persons testing positive for Covid-19 in Goa's offshore casinos, the Aam Aadmi Party has demanded their closure, fearing a resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic in the state.
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Indian states lining up to ban online gambling

Amidst a series of contradictory signals, it now appears that the governments of many Indian states are lining up to ban online gambling, now that the practice has gained greater public attention during the period of the Covid-19 lockdowns.

Industry group calls for diversification of Goa’s tourism strategies

The Confederation of Indian Industry's Goa chapter has released a white paper calling for the state to reconsider its focus as a destination for "tropical beaches, alcohol, parties, and casinos," and instead diversify its tourism portfolio.

Widespread violations of Covid protections reported at Goa casinos

Panjim Mayor Uday Madkaikar has indicated that the newly reopened offshore casinos in Goa have been widely violating Covid-19 protection regulations by not enforcing the wearing of masks, social distancing, and other requirements.

India Finance Minister supports legalizing sports betting

India's Finance Minister Anurag Thakur said the country should legalize sports betting to weed out corrupt practices such as match fixing. Speaking at and ICICI Securities event. “My suggestion will be to legalise betting and gambling activities, which are underground. They continue to exist in our society,” he said.

India drawing up advertising standards for online gambling

The Advertising Standards Council of India is working on guidelines for real-money online gambling companies following a surge in betting. The regulator is working with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the All India Gaming Federation and civil society members.

Fantasy sports company PlayerzPot raises US$3 million in Series A funding

PlayerzPot, an Indian online fantasy gaming platform, say it has raised $3 million in investment through a Series A funding round. The company says it has shifted its vision from being a core fantasy gaming company to becoming the destination platform for complete real-money gaming and other casual online gaming enthusiasts. 

India police arrest more than 100 for Diwali gambling

Indian police have arrested more than 100 people involved in illegal gambling activities during the Diwali weekend. Gambling is a popular past time during the festivities.
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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. 

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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 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.
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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...
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South Korea Casino Recovery

The fifth edition of the AGB Webinar Series will take you to South Korea, one of the first countries to reopen their gaming industry...

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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.
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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.
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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.