Thursday, March 4, 2021

India

Delta Corp to build US$21 million casino ship for Goa

Delta Corp has revealed plans to build a replacement casino ship valued at about INR1.5 billion (US$21 million) as a replacement for an older ship on the Mandovi River in Goa. The new ship is expected to come into operation in mid-2022.
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Kerala bans online rummy

The Indian state government of Kerala has joined Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu in specifically banning online rummy or other games played for stakes.

Goa gaming zone may be upon land seized from local farmers

Farmers in Goa are protesting against losing their lands in connection with the planned International airport at Mopa. Some of the land that has been seized from them may be converted into a gaming zone.

Delta IR may be part of plan to limit Goa offshore gambling

Delta Corp’s plan to build an IR in the village of Mopa may fit in with designs by the local state government in Goa to rein in or even eliminate the offshore casinos on the River Mandovi.
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Dream11 valuation to double to US$4 billion

Dream Sports, owner of online fantasy sports brand Dream 11 is in talk with investors for a fresh round of funding that will bring the valuation of the company to around $4 billion.

Delhi police report 6,291 gambling-related arrests in 2020

The Delhi Police arrested 6,291 people in over 2,400 cases of gambling in 2020, officials said on Sunday.

Delta says December Goa footfall back to 80% of prior levels

Delta Corp Chairman Jaydev Mody says footfall at the company's Goa casinos were back to 60 percent of pre-Covid levels in November and 80 percent in December.

Kerala High Court demands clarity on state gaming law

The Kerala High Court has directed the state government to make a decision on whether online gambling and betting needs to be included in the state’s gaming statute, the Kerala Gaming Act, 1960.

Karnataka state government plans online gambling regulation

The government of the Indian state of Karnataka has told the High Court that it proposes to draw up regulation to cover online gambling rather than to ban the practice.

Delta Corp ekes out profit in Q4

India’s Delta Corp. eked out a small profit in the fourth quarter of 2020 after gaining permission to restart operations at its Goa casinos in November.

All set for the FBM slots expansion campaign in Asia

FBM has been developing its slots offer over the last three years, with operations established in Europe and North America. The company is now accelerating its slots expansion campaign in Asia
Life After Pogos

Life After POGOs – AGB Dossier

This Dossier results from the “Life After POGOs” editorial project by Asia Gaming Brief which culminated with a pop-up digital forum on 9th December to discuss potentials ramifications in the industry.
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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.
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.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Dec 2020 Edition

Over the years, many of the answers have been remarkably prescient in their forecasts for the near-term direction of Asia’s gaming industry. However, we can safely say that no one came anywhere close to guessing what 2020 may have had in store.
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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.