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Rules on contacts between Japan officials and operators seen as ambiguous

In the wake of the 500 com bribery case, the Suga government has been proposing new rules for contacts between Japanese government officials and IR operators. However, these regulations are being criticized for being ambiguous in certain key areas.

Macau appeals court grants retrial of Dore junket case

Macau’s Court of Second Instance has overturned an earlier ruling in favor of junket operator Dore Entertainment and casino operator Wynn Macau, local media...
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Crown misconduct whistleblower had claims dismissed by VCGLR: Wilkie

The whistleblower who alleged serious misconduct at Crown Casino has had their allegations dismissed by Victoria’s gambling regulator because they wanted to remain anonymous,...

Baazov walks away from insider trading charges

Former Amaya CEO David Baazov has had all insider trading charges against him dismissed, local media reports. Baazov, and two other men and three...

Case against Dolphin Treasure slot and Aristocrat gets dismissed

The court case against Australian-listed Crown Resorts and slot machine supplier Aristocrat over claims they had given gamblers misleading information about the chances of...

Aristocrat defends Dolphin Treasure slot in Federal Court

Aristocrat Leisure has denied in federal court that its machines are deceptive and designed to feed addiction, arguing that anyone unclear about how slot...

Universal Entertainment denied appeal on Reuters case

The Japanese Supreme Court has denied an appeal filed by Universal Entertainment Corp. in relation to its defamation case against news outlet Reuters. The Supreme...

SC ends legal battle between DFNN and PSCO

The Supreme Court has dropped all civil cases linked to the dispute between DFNN Inc and the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) over the...

Gaming-related crimes up 19.2 percent in 2016

Gaming related crimes in Macau grew 19.2 percent for the full year 2016, says Judiciary Police (PJ) chief Chau Wai Kuong. 1,851 gaming-related cases were...

Dore scandal’s Chao ordered to repay MOP 100 million

Macau’s Court of First Instance has ordered local resident Chao Ioc Mei to repay junket operator Dore Entertainment a total of MOP 103 million...
Life After Pogos

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.
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.
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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.