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China places approvals ban on poker and mahjong games

Online poker and mahjong games will no longer be approved under new rules aimed at giving minimizing gaming addiction harm and give the government...

Cabinet approves first round of regulatory details

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet on Tuesday approved the proposals for IR regulation that had been outlined by the Headquarters for Promoting Development of...

GPI-Angel merger gets green-light from shareholders

Stockholders of US-listed Gaming Partners International (GPI) have officially approved the company’s tie up with Japanese playing cards manufacturer Angel Holdings. The special meeting of...

Vingroup given green light for Phu Quoc casino

The Vietnamese government has approved the development of a locals-permitted casino on the nation’s largest island of Phu Quoc, VNExpress reports. The casino will form...

Half of Macau smoking rooms won’t be approved by 2019

Macau’s health authorities have so far approved 49 requests for new smoking lounges, but warn that at least half of the 404 applications will...

Aquis given one month to progress Canberra redevelopment

The company behind the A$330 million (US$256.4 million) expansion of Casino Canberra has been given one month to finalize its proposal, the Canberra Times...

No guarantee MGM Cotai will be open by CNY: Fernandes

The head of the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said there is no guarantee that MGM Cotai will open...

Len Ainsworth share sale to Novomatic set for Jan. 5

Ainsworth Game Technology has announced it has received the final gaming regulatory approvals for the sale of founder, Len Ainsworth’s shares to Novomatic AG. Mr...

Victoria Supreme Court approves Tabcorp Tatts merger

The Supreme Court of Victoria has approved the scheme of arrangement for the combination of Tabcorp and Tatts Group, with the two companies now...

MGM Cotai awaits license approval, addresses manpower shortage

Macau casino operator MGM China says it is currently waiting for approval from the government for its license for MGM Cotai, but expects to...
Life After Pogos

Life After POGOs – AGB Dossier

This Dossier results from the “Life After POGOs” editorial project by Asia Gaming Brief which culminated with a pop-up digital forum on 9th December to discuss potentials ramifications in the industry.

Australian market report: How to adapt to the new normal

Covid-19 forced the rapid and unexpected closure of venues across Australia, changing the operating environment with unprecedented speed and leaving managers scrambling to adapt...
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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.
AGB Webinar - Acquiring and Retaining iGaming Customers

Acquiring & Retaining iGaming Customers

In this AGB Webinar Series, we covered the newest strategies for iGaming player acquisition and retention.
AGB Webinar Attracting Players, Not Fraudsters

Attracting players, not fraudsters

With sports betting restarting we are now seeing traffic levels return to pre-COVID levels. The same is unfortunately true for fraudulent activities as operators tempt players, both new and existing, with lucrative bonuses and attractive game offerings.
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.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Nov 2020 Edition

While nowhere in the world has escaped the economic fallout from the Covid-19 crisis, Macau has been hit harder than most, with forecasts for gross domestic product to shrink more than 50 percent this year.
asia gaming briefings OCT 20

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.