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SkyCity anticipates Auckland reopening on August 31

SkyCity Entertainment Group issued a statement on Wednesday morning announcing that it anticipated being able to reopen its Auckland property to the public on...

Jeju casinos bracing for widespread layoffs

Concerns are growing on the self-governing island of Jeju that the ongoing Covid-19 crisis will soon lead to widespread layoffs in the casino sector. While...

Saipan Casino Commission promises good governance of gaming industry

Under fire for its perceived laxness in dealing with troubled operator Imperial Pacific International, the Commonwealth Casino Commission (CCC) of Saipan issued an extraordinary...

Senet appoints regulator Newson as head of gambling practice

Australian law firm, Senet, said it has appointed former regulator Paul Newson as head of its gambling practice. 

Visa applications from Guangdong began Tuesday

Guangdong province, the largest source market for Macau, started accepting applications for tourism visas to the Special Administrative Region on Tuesday. 

Vietnam casinos double revenue in three years

Vietnam’s eight operational casinos have doubled their revenue in the past three years, from VND1.19 trillion in 2017 to VND2.5 trillion in 2019, according to Ministry of Finance figures cited by local media. 

APT cancels Philippines tour due to Covid-19

The Asia Poker Tour said it has cancelled its upcoming leg in the Philippines due to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 crisis.
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.
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.