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Resorts World Genting seen closed for three months, theme park in Dec.

Genting Malaysia's Resorts World Genting is likely to be closed for three months due to the latest Covid outbreaks, with the opening of its highly anticipated outdoor theme park pushed back until December, according to Maybank Research.
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SJM turns out the lights in support of World Environment Day

SJM Holdings participated in the “2021 World Environment Day” in support of the Macao Environmental Protection Bureau to boost environmental awareness and to encourage employee engagement.

Nagacorp sees strong demand for $200m note issue

Nagacorp said it has raised $200 million through an additional note issue, which received strong support from investors.

Macau plans mass Covid testing as virus spreads in Guangdong

Macau is considering mass nucleic acid testing (NAT) of its 682,500 people to counter the threat of Covid being imported from neighbouring Guangdong province.
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SkyCity non-exec. director candidates get regulatory nod

New Zealand's SkyCity Entertainment said three non-executive director candidates have received regulatory approval and joined the board from June 8th.
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Melco announces Macau’s first residency shows

Melco Resorts & Entertainment said it's launching Asia’s first series of residency shows featuring a line up of superstar artists including, Aaron Kwok, Joey Yung and Leon Lai.

Nagacorp seeks to slash monthly run-rate costs by $2m

Nagacorp, the operator of the only casino in the Cambodian capital, said it's seeking to cut its monthly run-rate costs by about $2 million through job cuts and other programs as it seeks to mitigate the impact of the pandemic.
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Papua New Guinea’s $43m casino plan draws fire

Plans to build a $43 million casino in Papua New Guinea capital, Port Moresby have come under fire from social activists who claim the country doesn't have adequate infrastructure to properly regulate the industry.

Macau orders returnees from parts of Guangdong to undergo Covid test

Macau health authorities have ordered all travellers to Guangzhou or Foshan in Mainland China in the last 14 days to get a nucleic acid test for Covid as soon as possible. 

Blockchain seen improving gambling compliance

The use of blockchain technology in online gambling has the potential to help operators comply with regulatory requirements at a time when national regulators are stepping up their monitoring of the industry, igaming professional Nick Hill says.
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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....
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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.

Regulating the Game 2021

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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.