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PH Resorts' Emerald Bay moves ahead

Angel Sueiro: Longer-term focus comes to fore

This is the year that forced us to embrace uncertainty and a different understanding about how time perception has an influence on our behavior.
Andrea Domingo, Pagcor

Will Live Shots be a game changer?

As we close our final magazine of the year, I’d rather not focus on the doom and gloom wrought by Covid-19 and will instead look at how the pandemic has been a key catalyst for change in the gaming industry.
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David Lawrence: Philippines positivity points to a brighter future

When we look back at 2020, regardless of business or geographical location, this has been a year of unprecedented disruption, whether personal or work related, to everyone’s way of life.
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Michael Maerz: “Emergency” content still in demand

It has been a really unique and indeed surprising year to say the least. When live sport ground to a halt earlier in the year, we lost 95 percent of our live sport feeds in a matter of days. That would have signaled logically some tough and challenging times for all in the sector.
Fighting cock

Philippines turns to cockfighting to raise revenue

The Philippines continues to focus on the gambling industry to raise revenue to fund the government’s coronavirus response, this time passing a law to tax the country’s popular online cockfighting industry.

Philippines eyes US$26 million from online cockfighting tax

The Philippines government has passed a bill that will permit online bets on cockfights and expects to raise at least P1.25 billion ($26 million) in revenue from taxation. 

Udenna ups stake in PH Resorts to 86.59%

Udenna Corp. now holds 86.59 percent of PH Resorts following the issue of new shares. Prior to the transaction, the company owned 82.28 percent. The funds will be used to help finance the development of PH Resort's flagship project, the Emerald Bay Resort. 
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.
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Manila exodus is real

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.
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A watershed year for online gambling in Asia

At the conclusion of every year there are important industry events that need to be recapped, but there can be little doubt that even ten years, twenty years hence, 2020 will mark a dividing point in history between the pre-Covid and post-Covid eras. 
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.
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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.