IN FOCUS: SPORTS BETTING
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a huge toll on casino revenues in Macau with U.S. operators such as Wynn Resorts and Las Vegas Sands bleeding more than $2 million a day in the 2020 second quarter.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has pretty much decimated brick and mortar casino and betting shops worldwide, is there light at the end of the very long tunnel?
While sports betting remains illegal in India, betting on online fantasy sports (OFS) has been the biggest growth area of the country’s online skill-based gaming industry.
Kung Volleyball, ping pong and Tajikistan football leagues are just some of the exotic sports that saw wagering action during the pandemic shutdowns, though now regular events are opening up, operators are noting a big swing back to old favourites.
Travel restrictions are gradually being lifted between Macau and China, although analysts are not expecting a v-shaped recovery and warn it may be some time before visitation can get back to normal levels.
The Covid-19 pandemic may be a trigger for South Korea to rethink its foreigner-only casino policy, as the country’s casinos struggle with a lack of tourism revenue.
The man who will replace Shinzo Abe as prime minister of Japan has promised he will push ahead with the development of IRs in the country, saying they are indispensable for the country’s tourism development.
Australia’s gaming venues may have to wait as long as two years for gaming revenue, demand, and turnover to return to...
Operators in the Philippines say they are moving ahead with their capital expansion projects, expressing optimism in the future of the market.
Covid-19 is testing the mettle of global casino managers like no other crisis, requiring quick thinking and flexibility. But if there’s one...
This year, Asia Gaming Brief was selected to be the Premier Media Partner – Asia for SBC Barcelona Digital Summit, held from 8-11 September 2020.
A landmark event for the sports betting industry, more than 10,000 delegates from around the world tuned in over the four-day digital conference and exhibition, in what would have been a mammoth task for the organizers.