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Crown execs fail to shine in probe

Crown execs fail to shine in probe

Senior executives from Crown Resorts, including CEO Ken Barton, answered questions this week at an inquiry into whether the company is suitable to hold a license in Sydney, revealing a “troubling” lack of awareness of company operations.

PokerStars reportedly pulling out of China, Macau, and Taiwan

Online poker giant PokerStars exiting China, Macau, and Taiwan, according to information first reported by CalvinAyre. According to the report, Stars Support informed one of...

AML moving in the right direction in Asia, but gaps wide

Asia’s gaming jurisdictions are moving forward in improving their regulations on money laundering (AML) and financial crime, though wide disparities remain and operators in...

POGO employing 8,000 shutdown for tax

A Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO), said to be the second-largest in the country, has been shut down for failing to pay the correct taxes.

Konami promotes Lori Olk to VP of Regulatory Compliance

Konami Gaming has announced the promotion of Lori Olk to the position of vice-president of regulatory compliance, where she will be responsible for maintaining...

PAGCOR warns POGOs to stay in line

The Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corporation has warned its POGO operators to comply with government regulations and pay proper taxes in the wake of...

Caesars banks on integrity

In a crowded field of international IR operators hoping to obtain one of the three licenses available in Japan, Caesars Entertainment hopes that one of its key competitive advantages is its commitment to “the highest levels of integrity.”

AML laws seen lacking teeth

Casino operators in the Philippines have been attending workshops on how to comply with the country’s new anti-money laundering regulations, though some industry experts say the rules are still are not strong enough. The reporting thresholds are similar to Macau, and some say that's too high for the market. 

Tabcorp confirms dividend target after AUSTRAC accord

Tabcorp said it is maintaining its dividend targets this year after a Federal Court approved a A$45 million ($35 million) penalty to settle a...

Crown needs more supervision: VIC Auditor-General

Victoria’s gaming regulator has been slammed by the state’s auditor general for failing to keep close enough supervision of the Crown Casino in Melbourne,...
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...
life after pogos

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.