Good Morning. Last week, Asia Pioneer Entertainment announced the creation of a new unit to focus on opportunities in the metaverse to diversify its revenues. Though the press release didn’t tell us too much about their plans, Tony Chan, executive director of APE gave AGB one of the first glances into their prototype metaverse project, which they call “Mini-Macau.” 

What you need to know

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An inside look into APE’s metaverse project 

Last week, Macau-based EGE distributor Asia Pioneer Entertainment Holdings officially announced its diversification into the metaverse. Today, Tony Chan, CFO executive director of Asia Pioneer Entertainment Holdings gives AGB never-before-seen insight into their metaverse plans, including “Mini-Macau”, which he expects to change the game in integrated resort marketing.

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