Asia Gaming Briefings – Sep 2020 Edition

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Alidad Tash

No changes for Macau

The much-anticipated revealing of new Macau concessionaires will not bring a change in operators, argues gaming analyst Alidad Tash.
recovery outlook, gaming industry

Recovery patchy, but better for most

It’s been an uneven recovery in the gaming world. Asia remains mostly closed for all but essential travel, while Europe and North America are back in full swing.
Sharon Singleton

Time for legal clarity

It’s been a bombshell end of year for Macau and not in a good way. The arrest of Suncity CEO Alvin Chau at the end of November saw the city’s VIP and junket industry unravel at breakneck speed.
future, gaming industry

Focusing on the future, learning lessons from the past

In the following pages you will find those predictions from a selection of leading figures in Asia’s gaming industry.
Macau, 2021, changes

The year the game changed

Macau’s gaming industry is now heading towards “healthy and sustainable” development, the government said after a tumultuous few months that have led to the virtual collapse of the junket agents and the VIP business they were instrumental in building.
recovery, focus

Hopeful for recovery, but caution abounds

Looking back at last year’s predictions, few were super bullish about a quick snap back in Asia, although no one anticipated the devastating impacts of the new variants either.
Asia, operators

Can Asia’s operators fill the China tourism hole?

China’s outbound tourism market is unlikely to return to pre-pandemic levels until at least 2024, the Economist Intelligence Unit predicts, leaving a giant hole for Asia’s gambling jurisdictions and a headache for executives as to how to fill it.
KYC

SE Asia needs to step up AML actions, focus on junkets

Jurisdictions in South East Asia need to become more proactive in their anti-money laundering efforts to avoid reputational damage from being placed on “grey” or “black” lists.
Macau, setting sun

The setting Sun

Macau’s arrest and detention of Alvin Chau, head of the Suncity Group, is expected to accelerate the demise of the junket industry that helped to create the world’s largest gambling hub.

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Alidad Tash

No changes for Macau

The much-anticipated revealing of new Macau concessionaires will not bring a change in operators, argues gaming analyst Alidad Tash.
recovery outlook, gaming industry

Recovery patchy, but better for most

It’s been an uneven recovery in the gaming world. Asia remains mostly closed for all but essential travel, while Europe and North America are back in full swing.
Sharon Singleton

Time for legal clarity

It’s been a bombshell end of year for Macau and not in a good way. The arrest of Suncity CEO Alvin Chau at the end of November saw the city’s VIP and junket industry unravel at breakneck speed.
Macau, 2021, changes

The year the game changed

Macau’s gaming industry is now heading towards “healthy and sustainable” development, the government said after a tumultuous few months that have led to the virtual collapse of the junket agents and the VIP business they were instrumental in building.
future, gaming industry

Focusing on the future, learning lessons from the past

In the following pages you will find those predictions from a selection of leading figures in Asia’s gaming industry.
recovery, focus

Hopeful for recovery, but caution abounds

Looking back at last year’s predictions, few were super bullish about a quick snap back in Asia, although no one anticipated the devastating impacts of the new variants either.
Asia, operators

Can Asia’s operators fill the China tourism hole?

China’s outbound tourism market is unlikely to return to pre-pandemic levels until at least 2024, the Economist Intelligence Unit predicts, leaving a giant hole for Asia’s gambling jurisdictions and a headache for executives as to how to fill it.
Macau, setting sun

The setting Sun

Macau’s arrest and detention of Alvin Chau, head of the Suncity Group, is expected to accelerate the demise of the junket industry that helped to create the world’s largest gambling hub.
KYC

SE Asia needs to step up AML actions, focus on junkets

Jurisdictions in South East Asia need to become more proactive in their anti-money laundering efforts to avoid reputational damage from being placed on “grey” or “black” lists.

LAST WORD


Alidad Tash

No changes for Macau

The much-anticipated revealing of new Macau concessionaires will not bring a change in operators, argues gaming analyst Alidad Tash.

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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.



 

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