Asia Gaming Briefings – Oct 2020 Edition


IN FOCUS: GREATER MEKONG


Monitoring the Mekong

Monitoring the Mekong

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.
Van Don eyes tourism/entertainment hub

Van Don eyes tourism/entertainment hub

Vietnam is seen as one of the most promising emerging markets in Asia and recent changes in regulation will unlock plans for an ambitious project to create a Macau-style entertainment hub.
Rightsizing Cambodia’s casino industry post-Covid 19

Rightsizing Cambodia’s casino industry post-Covid 19

According to the World Health Organization, Cambodia has 275 COVID cases and zero COVID-related deaths as of the last week of September.
Filling international visitor gaps

Filling international visitor gaps

Jurisdictions around Asia are noting a strong surge in domestic tourism as a result of the pandemic, but border reopenings remain some way off and local traffic is unlikely to do enough to offset lost revenue in the IR industry.

JURISDICTIONS UPDATES


Anti-corruption drives, capital flow focus, add to Macau woes

Anti-corruption drives, capital flow focus, add to Macau woes

A sign Beijing is once again ramping up its anti-corruption rhetoric, combined with an increased focus on capital outflows, are likely to be further factors hindering recovery in Macau.
Regions seen as outperformers

Regions seen as outperformers

Regional casinos in the Philippines are likely to resume their outperformance once the global pandemic eases as infrastructure improves and major projects come online.
Reading Japan’s political runes

Reading Japan’s political runes

The appointment of Yoshihide Suga as prime minister of Japan may have subtly shifted the sands when it comes to the two top contenders to host an integrated resort in their cities.
Navigating nasty surprises

Navigating nasty surprises

When anyone mentions online gaming in Asia, one country used to come to mind as the primary target – China. 
Russia growth prospects fail to excite

Russia growth prospects fail to excite

Summit Ascent Holdings says it remains “cautiously optimistic” about the long-term future of Russia’s Far Eastern gaming zone, but has begun looking for faster growth opportunities.
Probe reveals governance “debacle”

Probe reveals governance “debacle”

Crown Resorts is expected to keep its coveted Sydney license, but a suitability probe has unveiled a pattern of compliance breaches and lax corporate...

LAST WORD


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Weaning away from China

There’s no getting away from it. China is and is always likely to be the dominant force in tourism trends in Asia, just through sheer strength in numbers.

SUPPLIER SPECIAL REPORT


Endorphina

Endorphina introduces futuristic slot

Endorphina is a popular slot game provider known for its creative twists and trendy games and its releases feature an incredible range of slots, each with characteristics that will appeal to every type of player, leaving no one behind. 
Betconstruct

East & West virtual expo reconnects the industry

With free passes for visitors and flexible stands for exhibitors, BetConstruct’s East & West virtual expo reconnected the industry and created the largest virtual gathering accessible to everyone involved in gaming and sports betting.
Novomatic

Novomatic’s Asian progressives add colour

With a gaming show calendar full of postponed and cancelled events, there was little opportunity to present the growing range of NOVOMATIC Progressives to a broader audience, face-to-face – but, nonetheless, there’s plenty to see.
Interblock

Interblock elevates excitement with Golden Ball

Interblock’s latest innovation on the classic Roulette game, combining both mechanical challenges and software ingenuity, is the Golden Ball. 
Digitain

Digitain: Making tax less tedious

Digitain has launched its new Tax Engine - an automated tool developed to allow operators to deal with complex betting tax requirements.
playngo

Play’n Go: Keeping its promises

As we move towards the end of the year, we are also moving closer to Play’n GO fulfilling its promise of 52 top-quality games in 2020.
SA-Gaming-APP

SA Gaming – Screen rotation now supported in SA APP

Mobile gaming is a huge market where technologies are ever-changing. To stand out from such competition, suppliers have to combine technology, innovation and design into products and features that can win the favour of the market.
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Zitro says long-term vision intact

Zitro continues its plans for expansion in the Asian region. While the world has been hit by the most severe crisis in recent history, the company has not stopped working on new products, planning the next steps to bring Asia its incredible video slot games.
Habanero Happy Ape

Habanero introduces Happy Ape

A lot has changed in 2020. It’s safe to say that global markets have been rocked by a dramatic series of unforeseen events, and our industry has certainly seen its share of alterations.
TVBET partner network continues to grow

TVBET partner network grows 

TVBET has continued to grow its partnership network, inking new deals with sportsbook platform provider BtoBet and online casino software developer SoftGamings.
Immediate, easy and safe

Astropay: Immediate, easy and safe

Recently, AstroPay launched One Touch, the digital wallet that allows a frictionless journey for users who want to purchase online on international sites. 
Synergy 3

Synectics’ Enhanced cybersecurity

Synectics recently launched a range of new security features in its advanced Synergy software to deliver unparalleled protection for customers. 
Blue Technology

Blue Technology: Streamlining conversion

Blue Technology remains committed to understanding local requirements and working with our partners to develop...
Ultraplay takes the risk to innovate

Ultraplay takes the risk to innovate

“Innovation is something you create before the need for it is born. That’s why it’s so risky in the beginning,” said Lyubomira Petrova, CMO at UltraPlay during the European Gaming Congress, which was held online in October. 
Jade introduces immersive arcade experience

Jade introduces immersive arcade experience

Inspired by Atari, but built with today’s players in mind, Synergy Blue’s new 2600 cabinet series combines the immersive experience of an arcade with the excitement of wagering to create the perfect blend of ‘fun you can bet on!’
BBIN’s charity arm focuses on health and hygiene in India

BBIN’s charity arm focuses on health and hygiene in India

BBIN’s charity arm, TGB Charity, has donated $60,000 to a project to promote understanding of health and sanitary knowledge in India.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

 

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Ho Iat Seng

Coronavirus live updates: No HK/Macau travel bubble until fourteen days of no new cases

The latest news and updates on the Covid-19 (coronavirus) - with regularly updated information relating to new cases, travel restrictions and other information to...
Ho Iat Seng

Macau gaming law revision not likely until late 2021

Consolidation of the bases and advancement in adversity was the thrust of Macau Chief Executive’s policy address for 2021, though it gave little away when it came to the current pillar of the economy - the gaming industry. 
Suppliers get igaming boost

Suppliers get igaming boost

Gaming suppliers, like all areas of the industry, have felt the pinch from the Covid-19 crisis, though their growing digital businesses have proved a bright spot and helped offset the impact of the crisis.

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.
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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.
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IN FOCUS: SPORTS BETTING Ball games bounce back. Major sporting events are slowly ramping up around the world and with them the drama and surprises, not all of them good for sports betting operators.

 

 

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