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China anti-gambling drive to have long-term IR impact in Asia

China’s ongoing crackdown on casinos and junkets targeting its nationals may have long-term implications for the industry in Asia and force changes in the business models of many of the region’s integrated resorts.

China says 75,000 suspects arrested in 2020 gambling crackdown

The Chinese government earlier this month said it had cracked 3,500 cases of illegal cross-border gambling in 2020, arresting 75,000 suspects. It also shut down 1,960 illegal payment platforms.

Bangkok police arrest 94 in illegal gambling raid

Bangkok police arrested 94 people during a raid to stop illegal gambling in a casino that was operated by 27 people, 13 of whom were foreign nationals. Senior police face inquiry on allegations of negligence.

Thailand, Malaysia step up anti-online gambling efforts

Thailand’s anti-online gambling efforts continue to show results, while Malaysia’s crackdowns keep exposing crooked cops.
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China seizes more than $32b in cross-border gambling crackdown

China’s Ministry of Public Security says it has seized more than $32 billion in illicit funds and arrested more than 11,000 after launching a crackdown on cross border gambling operations four months ago. 

Laos eases lockdown, casinos remain closed until June 1

The government of Laos has lifted travel restrictions which will allow people to travel freely around the country, though entertainment venues including casinos will...

China to target gambling, fraud perpetrators amid COVID-19

The Chinese government is set to intensify its crackdown on illegal online gambling, as well as telecom and internet fraud, which has increased amid...
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Government means business with online ban

Cambodia’s online gaming ban, which came into effect as of Jan. 1st, has triggered mass layoffs and the shutdown of numerous casinos, and is not expected to be lifted due to pressure from the Chinese government.
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POGOs to resist political pressures

With the win from China-facing igaming operations forecast to hit $33 billion in 2019, the Philippines has little incentive to curb activities of POGOs.

Another POGO shut on tax violations

Altech Innovations Business Outsourcing, a Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator, has been closed down for failure to pay taxes.
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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.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Feb 2021 Edition

The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.
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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.