Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Home Covid-19

Covid-19

Darang Candra says 2020 a double-edged-sword for esports

Darang Candra says 2020 a double-edged-sword for esports [Podcast]

Darang Candra, director of Southeast Asia for Niko Partners speaks with Asia Gaming Brief asia editor Felix Ng about interesting trends seen across esports,...
Macau Grand Lisboa

Macau prospects bright, but visa issuance continues to drag

The indicators are lining up and pointing to a positive future for Macau, however, without the improvement of visa processing in China, the recovery is likely to continue at its current steady pace.

NZ Gaming Association says reporting of gambling figures misleading

The Gaming Association of New Zealand's independent Chair, Peter Dengate Thrush, has expressed disappointment over misleading reporting of the country's post-lockdown profit figures for pokie machines, which saw a 116 percent jump in the most recent quarter. 
covid-19 vaccine

Covid-19 vaccines: What it really means [Infographic]

This week's "By The Numb3rs" by Asia Gaming Brief comes just after the announcement of Pfizer and Moderna's covid-19 vaccine, which is now nearing the end of its stage 3 clinical trials - complete with promising results.
Jeju Dream Tower

One step backward, one step forward for South Korean gaming

It’s one step backward and one step forward for South Korea’s gaming industry this week or, in another framing, bad news in the north and good news in the south.
Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Operator stocks fall as Covid clusters reemerge

After the vaccine-induced stock euphoria earlier this month, Covid-19 has returned to dampen investor enthusiasm.

Nevada to cut casino capacity to 25% from Tuesday

Nevada is cutting capacity at casinos down to 25 percent from 50 percent to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The measures will take effect as of Tuesday.

Bernstein revises down Macau November GGR forecast

Bernstein Research has revised down its forecast for Macau's gross gambling revenue in November, given the figures in the month to date remain soft.

Hong Kong outbreak dents stocks, but won’t have major Macau impact

The pushback in timing for the Hong Kong/Singapore travel bubble dented market sentiment, pushing stocks in Macau gaming companies down by 3.2-6.5 percent, but is unlikely to have a significant impact on Macau's prospects, Morningstar research wrote in a note.

Crown Melbourne to reopen November 25, including smoking ban

Crown Resorts said its Crown Melbourne property will reopen from Wednesday Nov. 25th with a maximum capacity of 1,000 and every second gaming machine turned off.
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. 

Instant and secure deposits

AstroPay is the pioneer payment solution for thousands of consumers in Latin America, Asia and Africa, who want to purchase online on international sites, that helps merchants access new markets through its main product, AstroPay Card.

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 – 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 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...
gaming webinar south korea

South Korea Casino Recovery

The fifth edition of the AGB Webinar Series will take you to South Korea, one of the first countries to reopen their gaming industry...

Betting on Sports America

SBC Awards 2020

Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Malta

Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Manila

news, macau, gambling

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.