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CNMI casino commission concerned about impact of China blacklist

Commonwealth Casino Commission Chairman Edward C. Deleon Guerrero raised concern to Imperial Pacific International CEO Donald Browne about the possible impact of Chinese government’s potential blacklisting of cross-border or overseas gambling destinations.
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US blacklists Chinese developer of Dara Sakor project in Cambodia

The US government has blacklisted the Union Development Group, a Chinese enterprise which is building the US$3.8 billion Dara Sakor project, including a casino...

Beijing’s weaponization of outbound tourism and Japanese IRs

This week the Chinese government delivered a clear warning that it intended to weaponize the nation’s outbound tourism as it relates to the Asian...

Only 3 banks blocking foreign online transactions

Three major Russian banks - Sberbank, VTB and Tinkoff bank - have confirmed that they are observing new legislation prohibiting banks from processing transactions for foreign bookmakers, casinos and totes.

Yantarnaya casino opens doors to the public

Sobranie - the newest casino in the Yantarnaya gambling zone, held its grand opening over the weekend, Russian local media reports. Touted as “the biggest...

Russian watchdog extends gambling clampdown to social networks

Over 200 online groups on Russia’s major social network VKontakte has been blacklisted by the Russian media and communications watchdog for posting links to...

Russian media watchdog blacklists payment providers

Online payment providers QIWI and Skrill are the latest firms to be blacklisted by Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor. Last Thursday, the media regulator served notices...

Government mulls bad-debt-player blacklist

A shared blacklist of players proposed by Macau junket sector is still being considered, said Fong Man Chong, Co-ordinator of the Personal Data Protection...
Solid Gaming

Knowledge trumps content in Asia’s complex i-gaming world

In Asia’s complex and diverse igaming landscape, having the right content means business success only if one more key ingredient is included - market knowledge. 

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...

ASEAN Gaming Summit postponed to 2021 Q2

Given the continued uncertainty and travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Asia Gaming Brief has decided to postpone this year’s ASEAN Gaming Summit...

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.
Winning The Future Chinese Tourist

Winning the Chinese Tourist & China Tourism Blacklist

The AGB Webinar hears from Professor Wolfgang Arlt of COTRI, Shirley Tam of Okada Manila and Desmond Lam of UMAC to discuss future expectations...
Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Malta

Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Manila

Regulating the Game 2021

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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.
asia gaming briefings Sep 20

Asia Gaming Briefings – Sep 2020 Edition

IN FOCUS: SPORTS BETTING Ball games bounce back. Major sporting events are slowly ramping up around the world and with them the drama and surprises, not all of them good for sports betting operators.