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Rich Goldman begins VIP operations in Solaire

Rich Goldman said its joint venture company in the Philippines began introducing customers to a VIP room in Solaire Resort & Casino in Manila from Jan. 1st after completing a profit sharing accord. 

Manila to remain under general community quarantine until end January

The general community quarantine status of Metro Manila will be extended until January 31, President Rodrigo Duterte has announced.

Philippines extends travel ban to 19 countries

The Philippines has barred entry to 19 countries, including Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore, to help prevent the introduction of a new strain of the Covid-19 virus, recently discovered in the U.K.

Philippines extends U.K. flight ban, no plans for others yet

The Philippines has extended a ban on flights from the U.K. following the discovery of a new strain of Covid-19, but said it won't ban other nations unless there is evidence of community transmission in that country.
Mel Racela

Mel Racela

Attorney Mel Racela, is the executive director of the Philippines Anti-Money Laundering Council.
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.

Bloomberry secures US$1.5 billion in additional funding

Bloomberry Resorts said its Bloomberry Resorts and Hotels unit signed, with a syndicate of banks, an amendment to the P73.5 billion ($1.5 billion) Omnibus Loan and Security Agreement for an additional facility in the principal amount of P20 billion. The facility was oversubscribed.
Isle of Man

POGOS continue Manila exit

Exodus is a strong word. The Greek term conjures up mental images of mass migration on a biblical scale and therefore shouldn’t be used lightly, yet it is hard to find a better way to describe what is happening in the Philippines right now.

Life After Pogos – PDF

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Solaire Resort & Casino

Picking apart PIGOs – cost vs benefit

The Philippines’ decision to allow online gambling within its borders is a major step forward for igaming in Asia, but restrictions on operations mean it’s unlikely to be a game changer, at least initially.
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.