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John Keells eyes gaming deal

  John Keells Holdings PLC, Sri Lanka's largest hotel operator and largest listed company by market capitalization, is in talks to buy part of one...

Capital casinos to be corralled into new zone

  The government plans to require all eight casinos in Colombo to be located in a new gambling and entertainment district taking shape along DR...

Crown venture nears approval

  Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, investment promotion minister, said that the government is finalizing its investment approval for Crown Ltd.'s planned Colombo joint venture and will...

Partner confirms Crown venture

  Ravi Wijeratne, chairman of Rank Entertainment Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd., confirmed that he will be developing a 430-room casino hotel on a Colombo site owned...

Minister confirms Crown application

  Crown Ltd. has submitted an investment application to the government, according to Lakshman Abeywardena, investment promotion minister. The Australian casino operator is reportedly considering...

Updated: Crown looking at “numerous overseas opportunities”

  Local media reported that Crown Ltd. had acquired a site in Colombo to build a 36-story Crown Colombo hotel casino. The $350 million project...

Sri Lanka adopts casino incentives

  Parliament passed a package of tax incentive for casino investment after overcoming opposition that reached the governing coalition and a legal challenge.  Patali Champika...

Packer revisits Sri Lanka, meets ministers

  James Packer, chairman of Crown Ltd, met with Sri Lankan cabinet ministers to discuss possible investments in the country in his second visit in...

Packer eyes Sri Lanka

James Packer met with Sri Lankan officials to discuss investment options in the hotel and entertainment industries. Packer owns half of Australian gaming operator...

Gaming tax doubles in Sri Lanka

The Inland Revenue Department has revised the Betting and Gaming Levies for 2013. The gaming tax has doubled to USD $1.8 m. per year....
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.