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South Korea economy returns to growth in Q3

South Korea's economy returned to growth in the third quarter, expanding by 1.9 percent, in the fastest expansion since the first quarter of 2010, according to figures released by the Bank of Korea.
Rightsizing Cambodia’s casino industry post-Covid 19

Rightsizing Cambodia’s casino industry post-Covid 19

Through government action and a cultural norm of wearing face masks when ill, Cambodia has seen few get sick during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the World Health Organization, Cambodia has 275 COVID cases and zero COVID-related deaths as of the last week of September. 
Mainland China ADB says Asia’s economy to shrink for first time since 60s

ADB says Asia’s economy to shrink for first time since 60s

The Asian Development Bank expects the economies of the Asia region to shrink this year for the first time since the 1960s.
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S&P cuts China growth forecasts, sees Asia 2020 as disappointing

S&P Global Ratings has cut its forecast for China’s economic growth next year and said overall expansion in Asia Pacific will be disappointing at about 4.7 percent.
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Westside City to open in 2021, boost gaming share to 20 percent: Tan

Alliance Global CEO Kevin Tan said the group’s Westside City IR will open in 2021 and will boost the company’s revenue share from gaming by almost half to 20 percent.

Gaming sector to contribute only marginally to growth

The gaming sector is expected to only contribute marginally to Macau’s economic growth over the next two years, said a report from the Economic...

Fitch cuts growth outlook for Asia

The prospects for economic growth in Asia have dimmed in recent months, says ratings agency Fitch, which has cut its forecasts for almost every country in the region.

Foreign investors return as Nepal’s economy rebounds

Nepal’s economy is forecast to grow at the fastest pace in 20 years in 2017, with tourism arrivals also recovering, helping to attract foreign investment into its casino sector. Foreign investors are now moving back into the country and the casino sector. During the Nepal Investment Summit  in March a total of $13.7 billion was pledged in foreign direct investment, with the bulk from China. About $10 million was earmarked for tourism and casinos are reopening. 
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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.