Friday, April 16, 2021

INTELLIGENCE

Macau, tourism, stimulus package

Gaming focus, China policies constrain Macau credit rating

Macau's narrow economic base and its high concentration of tourists from China restrain the city's credit rating and have contributed to historically high levels of gross domestic product volatility, Fitch Ratings says.
Macau, VIP, GGR

Macau VIP constrained by supply issues in 21Q1

VIP GGR in Macau during the first quarter held at around 20 percent of pre-covid-19 levels according to a note from JP Morgan on Wednesday. 
RMB

Digital yuan has far-reaching implications for Macau gaming

Macau’s government finally confirmed on Tuesday that the adoption of a digital yuan is on the table in what’s likely to be a gamechanger for the industry and its junket operators.

Nagasaki IR bid gets top-level political patronage

Nagasaki’s IR licensing bid has now gained something that it never had before—a political patron at the very top of Japan’s government.

Second anti-casino candidate enters Yokohama mayoral race

A second candidate with an anti-casino policy platform has entered the Yokohama mayoral race, recently announced to be scheduled for August 22.
online gambling, KYC, sign up

Battling sign-up abandonment

Online gambling operators on average lose around 30 percent of their potential customers during the initial sign-up process as a result of inefficient KYC processes, according to customer journey experts. 

MOST READ

Asia Gaming Briefings, april 2021

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.
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.