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IPI execs face arrest after 71-count indictment

Two executives from Imperial Pacific International and one from its contractor MCC International face arrest if they return to U.S. soil after being indicted on 71 counts including, racketeering, international promotion of money laundering, harboring and employing illegal aliens.

Hostage incident at Goa casino

A group of about forty men reportedly entered a casino in Goa in the early morning hours and allegedly threatened the staff and guests,...
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How banned is Cambodia’s online industry?

Mey Vann, director general at Cambodia’s Ministry of Finance, pulls no punches when it comes to the nation’s online gambling ban. “It’s gone and it’s not coming back,” he says
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Online industry was “out of control,” Cambodia’s MoF says

Cambodia shut down its online industry as it was “out of control” and it now plans to focus on improving infrastructure in Sihanoukville to reinvigorate the town into an upscale tourism destination.

RWS dealer jailed over stolen chips

A Chinese dealer who stole $77,000 in casino chips from Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore has been jailed for nine months and six weeks, local media reports.

Philippines warns against casino loan sharks

Authorities in the Philippines have warned the public to be aware of loan sharks preying on people in casinos, the Philippine News Agency reports.

Gaming related crime up 14.1 percent in 19Q1

Macau’s police investigated a total of 438 gaming-related crimes during the first quarter of the year, up 14.1 percent from the prior year period,...

Two men shot at illegal internet casino in Osaka

A man entered an illegal internet casino in Osaka’s Minami district early Monday morning and immediately opened fire with a revolver, shooting an employee...

Loan sharking cases on the rise, but kidnappings down

The number of loan sharking crimes are on the rise, but illegal kidnappings associated with loan sharking debts have fallen, says the Judiciary Police,...

Minister pledges to crack down on rising crime in Sihanoukville

The increased crime rate in Sihanoukville following the influx of Chinese nationals has prompted the government to set up a task force aimed at...
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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.
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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.
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.