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Macau still undecided on extending gaming extensions

Macau Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng said Sunday that the Covid-19 pandemic has further delayed legislative works for revising the local gaming law and extending the current gaming concessions was just one of many options being considered.

Macau Jockey Club loses US$188 million in 2019

The Macau Horse Racing Company, operator of the Macau Jockey Club, has reported MOP1.5 billion (US$188 million) in losses for the year 2019. The enterprise...

U.S.-China tensions a heightening threat to foreign firms in Macau

The steep deterioration in US-China tensions, coupled with the coronavirus outbreak poses serious threats to foreign firms involved in the Macau gaming industry, according...

Lowering gaming taxes could save jobs: Madureira

Gaming law expert Óscar Alberto Madureira on Wednesday said that the lowering of gaming taxes on casinos could save wages and jobs in the...

Govt to ignore gaming equipment reversion clause

The Macau government is set to ignore a clause in the concession contract of SJM and MGM, which requires the companies to hand over...

Macau to safeguard tourism, gaming industry: Ho Iat Seng

Macau chief executive-elect, Ho Iat Seng promised to safeguard Macau’s gaming and tourism industries, during a press briefing in Beijing.  Ho was speaking at a...
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U.S. operator’s concessions should be safe from trade war: Bernstein

Heightening tension from the U.S.-China trade war has renewed concerns of U.S. casino operators in Macau losing their licenses.  However, according to Bernstein analysts, while...
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Stability the watchword for Macau re-tendering process

As Macau moves toward its 2022 re-tendering process for its six IR concessionaires, "stability" will likely the watchword for the government policy, according to...

Public tender process likely in 2021: Professor

Macau gaming law professor Jorge Godhino says the public tender for gaming concessions will likely be held in 2021, Macau News Agency reports. On...

Macau Legend positioning for gaming concessionaire: reports

Macau Legend Development Ltd. said it will try “its best” to apply for a gaming concessionaire license come renewal period, Macau Business reports. Macau...
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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.