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House of Dancing Water reopening stalled after losing critical performers

Melco Resorts & Entertainment has indicated that its popular House of Dancing Water attraction will remain closed for the next several months and will not resume operations in January as planned. The problem relates to the departure of critical staff and performers who are foreign nationals.

New Zealand declares state of emergency, police enforcing compliance

In New Zealand the government has declared a state of national emergency which with their other legislative powers effectively enables them to run a...

Racing industry changes still met with opposition

Opposition to the New Zealand government’s radical changes to the racing industry has resurfaced after many months of behind the scenes discussions and negotiations. The...

Goa casinos to shut on Oct 2 for Gandhi Jayanti

The Goa state government has ordered that all gaming operations at casinos will be closed on Gandhi Jayanti, on October 2, as a mark...

Sihanoukville casino closed for pollution, operating without license

A Chinese-owned casino in Sihanoukville has been forced to close for pollution, the promotion of illegal online betting games, and other disturbance complaints. The Jin...

Pagcor requested to shut down all casinos on Boracay

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. has been asked to cancel any and all gaming franchises, and provisional licenses in Boracay island, according to...

PokerNation to cease ops from Sept 15

Essel Group’s online poker website PokerNation has decided to cease operations starting September 15 as part of a restructuring process. According to a report...

Dafabet shutters UK casino operations

Online gambling operator Dafabet has announced it will be closing its UK facing online casino amid a raft of regulatory pressure in the industry,...

Lucky Dragon to hit the auction block next month

After closing its casino and restaurants this month, the Lucky Dragon hotel and casino now faces foreclosure, local media reports. The Chinese-themed hotel in Las...

Seven jackpot clubs are getting the boot

Seven clubs operating jackpot machines in Singapore have been given notice to wind down their operations by April next year, Channel News Asia reports. The...
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.