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Singapore to begin re-opening borders in early September

According to statements from Singapore’s Finance Minister, the city-state will “begin reopening borders, especially for vaccinated persons to travel” by early-September.

Covid cases in Marina Bay Sands cluster rise to 34

The number of positive cases related to a Covid outbreak at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands has risen to 34.
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LVS stock drops as analysts downgrade forecasts

Shares in Las Vegas Sands fell more than three percent in trading on Thursday after analysts reduced their earnings forecasts for the year following weaker-than-consensus Q2 results.
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Marina Bay Sands casino closed until Aug 5

A new cluster of the rampant delta Covid-19 strain has been detected at the Marina Bay Sands casino, forcing it to temporarily close in order to break the chain of infection. 
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Singapore reintroduces lockdown on 861 active cases

Only weeks after announcing its intention to “live with the virus”, Singapore has reintroduced lockdown measures for a month after a significant rise in cases. 

Sportradar launches remote testing system for doping controls

Sportradar said it has launched a Remote Testing System, which will use digital technology to support Anti-Doping Organizations' (ADOs) efforts to collect doping control samples remotely.

Covid case confines 3,000 to cabins on Genting cruise ship

Nearly 3,000 passengers were confined to their cabins after a positive case of Covid was detected on a Genting cruise to nowhere, sailing out of Hong Kong.

Singapore may update laws to allow in-person social gambling

Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is proposing legal amendments that would explicitly allow social gambling in the city-state, at least when conducted face-to-face...

Singapore updates gambling laws to allow social gambling, ban skin betting

Singapore has launched a public consultation on tweaks to its gambling laws, which will allow for physical, social gambling amongst friends and family.

HK lawmakers urge to ditch travel bubble plans with Singapore

In the wake of reports that Singapore was moving to "live normally" with COVID, lawmakers in Hong Kong are urging the SAR government to abandon its plans for a possible travel bubble with the Merlion city.
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Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2022

The Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) is the place to see new products and services, network, attend thought-provoking seminars, seek business partners and generate sales....
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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.

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G2E Asia 2021

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Asia Gaming Briefings – June 2021 Edition

For this edition of our magazine, we focus on Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines. The country’s casino industry has been among the hardest hit in Asia, with the integrated resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City having remained mostly closed to the general public since the beginning of the crisis last year.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – April 2021 Edition

In this April edition of Asia Gaming Briefings we take the pulse of how the North Asia jurisdictions of Japan, Korea and the Russian Far East have fared.
Agbriefings February 21

Asia Gaming Briefings – Feb 2021 Edition

The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.