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Australia VIP sector facing multiple headwinds

Outside of the global pandemic, the trade war between Australia and China is casting another dark shadow over Australia’s already-strained VIP gaming industry, prompting operators to start looking elsewhere for recovery. 
Crown Resorts

David Green: The year that tarnished Crown Resorts

Crown has enjoyed a monopoly in both Victoria and Western Australia, which owes more to politics and history than it does to competence and good practice governance.
Unexpected shakeup at SkyCity

Matt Ballesty: Looking for travel bubbles

New Zealand and Australia continue to outperform the world with management of the pandemic, and while it’s likely a travel bubble between the two countries will be the first major change in border restrictions, we expect it will come with a number of restrictions.
The Crown has slipped but will it fall

The Crown has slipped, but will it fall?

There has rarely been a less edifying spectacle in 21st century corporate Australian history than the serial evisceration of the directors of Crown Resorts before the Bergin Inquiry into, among other things, the suitability of its subsidiary licensee of the Barangaroo casino.
Probe reveals governance “debacle”

Probe reveals governance “debacle”

Crown Resorts is expected to keep its coveted Sydney license, but a suitability probe has unveiled a pattern of compliance breaches and lax corporate...

Chow Tai Fook to tap VIP network for Brisbane facility

Chow Tai Fook Enterprises, which was part of a winning consortium for a $3 billion-casino resort in central Brisbane, Australia, says it will tap...

Australia to review laws to protect against offshore gambling services

Australia’s Federal Minister for Social Services, Scott Morrison, announced that the government will conduct a review of its laws to protect gamblers from illegal...

Bet365 (Australia) to adopt controversial ‘click to call’ service

Bet365 (Australia) is the latest online bookmaker to adopt the controversial ‘click to call’ wagering service, which is currently being investigated by Australia’s Federal...

Reef Casino Trust estimates profit of $6.4 million for six months

The Reef Casino Trust, which owns and leases the Reef Hotel Casino in Cairns, Australia, estimates distributable profit for the six months from 1...

Australian criminals to be banned from working at bookies

Convicted criminals in Australia will be banned from working for bookmakers after the state government closed a loophole that allowed them to bypass tough...
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.
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.
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.