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Macau regulator term extended for two years

Adriano Ho's tenure as head of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), Macau's casino regulator, has been extended for another two years.

Macau February GGR down from prior month

Macau's gross gambling revenue was down 39.2 percent in February from the prior year period at MOP7.31 billion ($914 million) and was also lower than the MOP8.02 billion recorded in January.

Macau swears in Lio Chi Chong as DICJ deputy

Long-time Macau civil servant, Lio Chi Chong, has been sworn in as deputy director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau. His prior positions included a stint in the judiciary police. 

Macau January GGR drops 63.7 percent

Macau's gross gambling revenue dropped 63.7 percent in January from the prior year to MOP8.02 billion, according to figures from the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau.

Macau junket sector continues to shrink to 85 entities

Macau's Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) has published an updated list of licensed junket operators, showing a reduction in 10 from January to 85. The list includes companies and single agents.

DICJ deputy director steps down, resumes advisory role

The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) says its deputy director Leong Man Ion will step down from Jan. 7th at his own request. He will return to his prior position as a DICJ senior technical advisor.
Covid-19 precautions in Macau casinos

December best month since pandemic for Macau, but outlook uncertain

Macau ended its annus horribilis on a slightly brighter note, with December gross gambling figures showing the best performance since January.

Macau regulator denies talks with casino operators on digital yuan

The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) has denied that it has been holding talking with Macau's operators on the possibility of introducing a digital yuan. The news was first reported by Bloomberg.

Macau October GGR falls 72.5%

Macau's October gross gambling revenue fell 72.5 percent to MOP7.2 billion ($899 million), according to figures from the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ). The latest figures bring the year to date decline to 84 percent.

DICJ head conducts Covid-19 countermeasures inspections

Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) head Adriano Marques Ho has recently made personal inspections of local casinos to inspect their compliance with Covid-19...
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Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2021

The Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) is the place to see new products and services, network, attend thought-provoking seminars, seek business partners and generate sales....
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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.

Regulating the Game 2021

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Asia Gaming Briefings – June 2021 Edition

For this edition of our magazine, we focus on Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines. The country’s casino industry has been among the hardest hit in Asia, with the integrated resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City having remained mostly closed to the general public since the beginning of the crisis last year.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – April 2021 Edition

In this April edition of Asia Gaming Briefings we take the pulse of how the North Asia jurisdictions of Japan, Korea and the Russian Far East have fared.
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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.