Gaming suppliers, like all areas of the industry, have felt the pinch from the Covid-19 crisis, though their growing digital businesses have proved a bright spot and helped offset the impact of the crisis.
THE Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has clarified that so far only Solaire Resort & Casino's application to accept bets online has been approved, while the requests by Okada Manila and City of Dreams are still under study.
The Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) is studying a proposal to allow land-based casinos accept bets online as operators and the government seek ways to mitigate losses due to Covid-19.
French casino group Barriere has become the latest bricks and mortar casino to tap into online gaming, entering into a partnership with Betconstruct to launch BarriereBet.
FashionTV Gaming Group, an offshoot of the global fashion media giant, is planning a major push into Asia in 2020, seeking to introduce its B2B franchise model and bespoke gaming lounges.
Technology is advancing at a breakneck pace, opening a world of opportunities, though when it comes to game design and convergence between the land-based and online sectors, customer preferences in Asia are slow to change. This was a key takeaway from panels at the ASEAN Gaming Summit held in Manila last week, which this year focused on disruptive technologies, innovation and the convergence between the online and offline sector. Although much is made of the need to the attract the millennial audience, whose adoption of new technologies and social gaming is fast and well documented, they are still a long way from being a driving force in the industry.