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Sri Lanka tightens bans on sports betting and match fixing

In unanimously passing the bill Prevention of Offences Related to Sports on Monday, the government of Sri Lanka has not only confirmed its ban on sports betting within the country, but also prohibited its citizens from engaging in sports betting overseas as well.

Sri Lanka to double casino fees

Sri Lanka will raise an annual licence fee for casinos from 200 million to 400 million rupees, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera was cited as...

BetConstruct creates live casino solution for Bally’s, Sri Lanka

BetConstruct said it has developed a tailored live casino solution for Bally’s casino in Sri Lanka, as part of a project to help land-based casinos target the online gaming sector.

One dead, five police injured, in Sri Lanka gambling raid

One person died and five police officers were injured after a raid on a gambling den erupted into a fight, local media reports. The officers...

John Keells Holdings

John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH) is Sri Lanka’s largest listed company in the Colombo Stock Exchange. From managing the largest number of hotel rooms...

Sri Lankan lottery protest ends

Lottery ticket sales in Sri Lanka had a shaky start to the new year, after protests from lottery agents and salesmen opposing the increase...

Sri Lanka rules out casinos

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has ruled out allowing casinos in the country, citing that such investors will have no place in the...

SAFF Suzuki Cup announces Sportradar as integrity partner

The 2015 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Suzuki Cup will kick off on the 23rd December in India under the watchful eye of Sportradar’s...

Sri Lanka budget plan is bad news for casinos

Finance minister Ravi Karunanayake has proposed a 25 percent tax surcharge on profits of casinos and gaming companies, and doubled the annual levy to...

Sri Lanka removes casino entrance fee, increases taxes

Sri Lanka plans to increase taxes imposed on gaming businesses, with the exception of rujino, to Rs.400 million (US$6 million), whilst removing the casino entrance...
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.
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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.