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Macau to beef up regulatory capacity

With just one year to go before the expiry of Macau’s casino concessions, the government has announced a major overhaul of its gaming regulator, more than doubling the number of inspection staff
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India online fantasy sports revenue to double by 2025: KPMG

Revenue generated from online fantasy sports in India is set to more than double from this year to 2025 as Covid drives growth in gaming, according to a report from KPMG.
Hong Kong

H.K. mulls cutting quarantine to 7 days for vaccinated travellers

Hong Kong will shorten hotel quarantine for fully vaccinated travelers, providing they pass an antibody test and are not coming in from countries deemed as high risk, Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the situation.

Shambala average check per game $116 in 2020

The Shambala Casino, the second to open in Russia's Primorye gaming zone, has provided an analysis of its guest profiles for its first 2.5 months of operation, saying the average check per game in 2020 had been RUB8,439 ($116).

LVS’ size and experience made it favorite for Macau license, court hears

Las Vegas Sands' experience in resort management and MICE activities in the U.S. meant that any party partnering with the operator had a higher chance than others in winning one of Macau's original licenses, a court heard. 

Thai PM concerned about upswing in gambling during Euro 2020

Thailand's Prime Minister has expressed concern about an expected rise in illegal gambling during the Euro 2020 soccer tournament and has told the police and Ministry of Digital Economy and Society to step up surveillance.

Uttar Pradesh bill toughens gambling laws, but skill-games exempt

Uttar Pradesh's State Law Commission has recommended a new gaming bill that will impose tough penalties for online gambling, but unlike some other states, will make an exemption for skill-based games.

LVS Macau court case begins, with $12 billion at stake

A long-delayed court case between a Taiwanese business man and Las Vegas Sands kicked off in Macau on Wednesday, with the plaintiff seeking as much as $12 billion in damages from the operator.
Uncertainty for Okada Manila is “significant,”

Universal liquidity and cash flow still a risk, despite note issue: Fitch

Universal Entertainment's proposal to tap $140 - $150 million from a note issue will not improve its credit rating due to ongoing uncertainty over its liquidity and cash flow generation, Fitch Ratings said.

HK police arrest 79 in raids on gambling den, illegal pub

Hong Kong police have arrested 79 people in raids on an illegal underground gambling den and an illegal pub. 
AGE at ICC Sydney, 2021

Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2021

The Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) is the place to see new products and services, network, attend thought-provoking seminars, seek business partners and generate sales....
life after pogos

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.

Regulating the Game 2021

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AGBriefings, June, 2021, Resorts World Las Vegas

Asia Gaming Briefings – June 2021 Edition

For this edition of our magazine, we focus on Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines. The country’s casino industry has been among the hardest hit in Asia, with the integrated resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City having remained mostly closed to the general public since the beginning of the crisis last year.
Asia Gaming Briefings, april 2021

Asia Gaming Briefings – April 2021 Edition

In this April edition of Asia Gaming Briefings we take the pulse of how the North Asia jurisdictions of Japan, Korea and the Russian Far East have fared.
Agbriefings February 21

Asia Gaming Briefings – Feb 2021 Edition

The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.