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Navigating Indochina’s investment risk

Indochina’s casino markets continue to present robust growth, providing significant investment opportunities for operators with a strong appetite for risk, but they are also likely to need deep pockets as established capital markets are wary of these grey jurisdictions.

Duterte declares PCSO and lotto activities illegal

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a halt on all gaming activities of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), including lottery amid claims of “massive...

Xi Jinping visit could impact gaming sector

The upcoming visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Macau could have a negative impact on the gaming sector, says equity research analyst Angela...

Robust rules lacking in live casino boom

Cambodia is Indochina’s undisputed king of live dealer gaming, with land-based casinos rushing to install dedicated set-ups to stream action from gaming floors to online players.

Police accused of going on “lavish” trip, sponsored by gaming firm

A Malaysian police delegation has come under fire for accepting a “lavish overseas trip” to Turkey, which was allegedly paid for by a private...

China downplays reports $20b missing in lottery

Chinese authorities are downplaying reports circulating on social media that RMB136 billion ($19.5 billion) has been embezzled from the state lotteries by corrupt officials.

Parañaque officials accused of fast-tracking gaming permits

Three Parañaque officials have been accused of allegedly expediting the approval of business permits for several gaming and entertainment firms in exchange for “grease...

Another Kangwon former CEO accused of corruption

Former head of Kangwon Land, Ham Seung-hee, has been accused of corruption, after unionized employees of the casino reported him for using millions of...

Former ministry official tangled in Kangwon scandal

South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism office was raided on Saturday after allegations emerged that a former tourism ministry official had used...

Arrest warrant issued to former Kangwon Land CEO

The former CEO of Kangwon Land has been arrested on charges of unlawfully hiring staff at the request of politicians and local “bigwigs”, The...
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.