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Sri Lanka’s John Keells to move ahead with resort despite casino ban

John Keells Holdings plans to move ahead with an $850 million resort project in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo despite a ban on casinos...

Sri Lankan businessman Perera closes casino

Businessman Dhammika Perera has closed down his MGM Grand casino in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, according to local media reports. The property was closed...

Change of guard in Sri Lanka, setback for Crown Resorts Casino bid

The Sri Lankan Government has dismissed casino bids, including by Australian gaming mogul James Packer, to open one of three casinos in Sri Lanka...

Sri Lanka to consider if planned casino investments meet values

Sri Lanka’s new government will review planned casino projects and won’t allow them if they are found to be against the island’s cultural and...

Sri Lanka proposes $100 casino entrance fee

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is expected to soon seek a third six-year term, has said the government plans to impose a $100...

Packer’s Sri Lanka project faces major delays

Crown Resort’s plan for a $400 million integrated resort in Sri Lanka is facing months of new delays because of unspecified legal issues, Reuters...

Crown’s Sri Lanka project remains in limbo

Crown Resort’s plans to build a $400 million integrated resort in Sri Lanka remain uncertain, with a government minister telling local journalists that it’s...

Sri Lanka parliament rejects anti gambling amendment

The Sri Lankan government has rejected efforts by a prominent lawmaker to include a clause in the Strategic Development Projects Act that specifically prohibits...

Sri Lanka official says investors can work with existing license holders

A senior government official said investors planning to spend more than $1.3 billion in luxury resorts on the island may be able to proceed...

Sri Lanka arrests six for school bus gambling

Sri Lankan police have arrested six people for organising an illegal gambling ring on a school bus in Chillaw, local media said. The accused...
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.

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

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.
asia gaming briefings Dec 20

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.
asia gaming briefings OCT 20

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.