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Be what you want to be – Macau 2021 and beyond

Before delving into the much-discussed path of Macau’s diversification efforts and challenges in the past 20 years, and future outlook, let me take a step back. During Covid-19 there are 3 lines of concurrent thought for a ‘strategic’ tourism recovery, that is, one that better positions the city for greater sustainable development in the medium to longer term – one aim being a diversified tourism portfolio. 

Australia aims to reopen the economy by July

The Australian government has announced a three-phase plan to fully reopen its economy by July.  According to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the first step would...

Fitch projects 24 percent contraction of Macau economy in 2020

Fitch Ratings issued a report on Monday projecting a 24 percent contraction in Macau’s economy over the course of 2020. “Macao's concentration on gaming tourism...

Finance secretary optimistic for Macau’s future

Macau’s new Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lei Wai Nong, on Friday said the government was cautiously optimistic about Macau’s economic prospects, noting a...

Gaming to continue to drive Macau’s wealth

Twenty-nine years ago I visited Macau for the first time. It was a consolation day trip from Hong Kong for not being able to apply and obtain a visa to enter China in less than a week when I had only four days to spend.

Lawrence Ho expects 2019 to be a ‘down year’

Melco Resorts & Entertainment chief executive Lawrence Ho said he expects the US-China trade war and renminbi devaluation to cause a ‘down year’ for...

Naga more shielded from China macro woes: CIMB

NagaCorp’s “defensive” approach to its gaming operations has helped insulate the company from macro issues in China, which in turn, will help it outperform...

PH AML body to study economic impact of online gambling

The Philippines’ anti-money laundering body is studying the possible impact on the economy should the online gambling industry shut down overnight, its chairman said...
Vietnam Ha Long Bay

Indochina opportunities clouded by political, economic risks

Despite regulatory uncertainty and a relatively high risk profile, land-based operators will be closely watching developments across the Indochina region over the coming months. Cambodia,...

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...
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...
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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...

SBC Awards 2020

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Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Malta

Sigma Malta Show

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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.
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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.