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Thai police raid eight illegal online casinos, make arrests

Thai police have shut down a network of online casinos in raids that took place across seven provinces, with nineteen suspects arrested and cash and other goods seized. In total, eight online casino networks have been shut down.

IPI won’t contest CNMI casino license suspension

Imperial Pacific International does not oppose having the Commonwealth Casino Commission suspend its casino gaming license, admitting its failure to pay the US$40 million Community Benefit Fund contribution in 2018 and 2019, and failing to pay the US$15.5 million annual casino license fee, as required by the Casino License Agreement. Meanwhile, it has been acknowledged that Ray N. Yumul is not yet legally recognized as IPI CEO in Saipan.
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Macau, Cambodia to lead gaming recovery: Colliers

Macau GGR recovery will be driven by premium mass, whilst Cambodia’s gaming recovery will be driven by the VIP segment, according to analysts at Colliers International. 

Local group urges denial of Jeju Dream Tower casino license

A local group is urging the Jeju authorities to deny Lotte Tour Development a casino license for the Jeju Dream Tower casino.

Bill seeks to allow second casino on Saipan as confidence in IPI wanes

CNMI senators Paul A. Manglona and Edith E. DeLeon Guerrero have introduced a bill that would authorize the Commonwealth Casino Commission to issue a second casino license in Saipan.

Crown Perth casino to remain closed until February 14

Crown Resorts has announced that the Crown Perth casino will remain closed until February 14 and other restrictions on the facility will remain in place in accordance with guidance from the Western Australia state government.

Lotte submits application to relocate casino to Jeju Dream Tower

The local government has confirmed receipt on January 29 of Lotte Tour Development’s application to move its LT Casino to an expanded location within the new Jeju Dream Tower. The firm hopes that the foreigner-only casino can open in March.

Goa minister calls for casino business offices to be moved

In order to resolve Panaji’s traffic congestion, Goa Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho has declared that the offices of the casino operators need to be moved away from the city center and closer to a multi-level parking facility.

Thirty people arrested for illegal gambling in Osaka

Local police swept up thirty employees and customers in a raid on an illegal baccarat room in Osaka, Japan.

Dream Tower Casino may have initial VIP focus

Lotte Tour Development is moving forward with plans to relocate its casino to the Jeju Dream Tower, aiming to begin operations by the end of March. Initially, there will be a focus on local VIPs for the foreigner-only casino.
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.
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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.
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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.