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Malaysia allocates US$3.6 million for eSports development

Malaysia has allocated money to develop its eSports sector for the third year in a row in its annual budget, this time earmarking about $3.6 million. 

Macau gaming tax revenue at 45.6% of budget through August

The amount of revenue collected from Macau’s six gaming operators has fallen to just 45.6 percent of the government’s budget given the effects of the pandemic.

Macau 2020 GGR forecast halved

Macau has halved its forecast for 2020 gross gambling revenue due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and announced new measures to help local business. 
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Osaka passes IR assessment budget

The Osaka City Council on Wednesday approved a 9 million yen (about US$83,300) special budget to carry out the environmental impact assessment for the anticipated Yumeshima IR.

SkyCity tackles licensing hurdles

SkyCity Entertainment is grappling with capacity issues, as licensing regulations in New Zealand make expansion of its properties difficult. 

Macau gaming tax revenue gains 2.3 percent to July

Macau said it has collected MOP67.2 billion ($8.4 billion) in tax revenue from gaming operators in the seven months through July, more than two thirds of its forecast for the year.

Sega Sammy preparing budget and consortium for Japan IR bid

Sega Sammy Holdings President and COO Haruki Satomi revealed at a briefing on April 26 that his company was budgeting up to JPY3 billion...

Osaka city budgets for IR and Yumeshima development expenses

Osaka city has released its FY2019 budget proposal in which a total of JPY163 million (about $1.5 million) is earmarked for direct IR-related expenses....

Genting tax impact may not be as big as feared

The impact of tax and duty hikes on Genting Malaysia, that were announced in this year’s budget, may not be as bad as initially feared, local media reports, citing a report by UOB Kay Hian Research.

Tasmania pokie assault to cost jobs: GTA

The Tasmanian Labor Party’s threat to pull pokie machines from bars and clubs will result in a loss of jobs and a $31 million...
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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.