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Sri Lanka nixes casino licenses

Sri Lanka has approved three proposed luxury developments worth $1.3 billion, but ruled out allowing casinos to operate at the resorts. The decision follows...

Sri Lanka opposition protests casino bill

Members of Sri Lanka’s opposition party took to the streets of Colombo Thursday to push the government to stop James Packer’s Crown Resorts and...

Genting reignites plans for Sri Lanka

Malaysian gambling giant, Genting Group, has said that it might partner with a local company to make use of its existing casino license, since...

Genting eyes Sri Lanka casino venture

Genting may be close to securing an accord on a casino venture in Sri Lanka, The Star reported citing unnamed sources. The Malaysian group...

Sri Lanka approves IRs, appears to limit tax concessions

Sri Lanka's cabinet of ministers has approved investment concessions for three integrated resort projects which appear to limit income tax cuts to gaming, according...

Crown gets Sri Lanka resort nod — but without casino permission

The Sri Lankan government has approved Crown Resorts Ltd’s plans for a $400 million casino complex and two other similar projects, but hasn’t given...

Sri Lanka signs deal for third casino resort in Colombo

Sri Lanka has reached an accord with local casino operator Dhammika Perera for a $350 mln integrated resort on 2.5 acres of land in...

Crown’s $400 mln luxury resort unlikely to get approval this year

Crown Resorts’ plans for a $400 million luxury integrated resort in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo now look unlikely to gain approval this year,...

India’s Delta will drop Sri Lanka plans if legislation is unclear

India’s Delta Corp, which last week announced that it has bought land for a proposed casino in Sri Lanka, will drop its plans if...

Government ally to rally support against foreign casino plans

An ally of Sri Lanka’s ruling party, the Jathika Hela Urumaya, said it will organize a series of island-wide rallies against proposals to allow...
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...
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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.
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.