Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Malaysia

Resorts World Genting open, not affected by nearby restrictions

Resorts World Genting says it remains open and is not part of a nearby area that is subject to an Enhanced Movement Control Order.

Malaysians complain police not taking action on gambling, drugs

Malaysia's Department of Integrity and Compliance Standards (JIPS) of the Royal Malaysia Police says it continues to receive many complaints from the public alleging the police are failing in their responsibilities to enforce the law, especially against illegal gambling and drug trafficking. 
Dubai

Malaysia, Dubai eyed as potential igaming hosts

Malaysia and Dubai are both being viewed as potential bases for online gambling operations, as an alternative to the Philippines, where the cost of doing business has risen to a level considered as unacceptable by many operators.
Local VIPs support Resorts World Genting

Local VIPs support Resorts World Genting

Behind the sea of red in Genting Malaysia’s Q3 results, analysts found reason for cheer in the performance of its domestic operations, which generated a positive EBITDA of RM541 million ($133 million) in the quarter.
new lifestyle in 2020

Danny Too: New norms and little luxuries

The pandemic that brought the world to a standstill, making people evaluate their priorities in life. It is a time when wearing a mask is a "norm" and being able to fly without going through a quarantine is a "luxury".
Gary Bowerman talks about Asia’s tourism recovery prospects

Gary Bowerman talks about Asia’s tourism recovery prospects [Podcast]

Gary Bowerman, tourism industry analyst and director of Check-in Asia, speaks with Asia Gaming Brief managing editor Sharon Singleton about prospects for tourism recovery in 2021, how governments are seeking to boost domestic travel to plug the gaps and the challenges of getting regional airlines flying again.

Genting Malaysia stock hits nine-month high

Shares in Genting Malaysia rose nearly 5 percent on Monday, hitting their highest level in nine months, on expectations the government's easing of restrictions on interstate travel will benefit the casino operator.
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Malaysia, Dubai seen as potential online gambling bases

Malaysia and Dubai are both being viewed as potential bases for online gambling operations, as an alternative to the Philippines, where the cost of doing business has risen to a level considered as unacceptable by many operators. 

Easing of travel restrictions to boost Genting Malaysia

The Malaysian government's easing of travel restrictions to allow inter-state travel from Dec. 7th should provide a boost to visitation to Genting Malaysia, UOB Kay Hian Malaysia Research says.

RGB sees slow recovery, posts narrower Q3 loss

RGB International, a Malaysian gambling supplier, said it sees a slow recovery for gaming in Asia, but remains cautious for the rest of the year. The company posted a loss of MYR12.4 million in Q3, narrowing from MYR14.4 million the prior quarter.
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.