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Pandemic reducing number of non-resident workers in Macau

The number of non-residents workers employed by Macau’s hotel, F&B, gaming, and entertainment sectors dropped by 13.5 percent between January and October of this year to about 61,000, according to data published by the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL).

Gaming workers association vents concerns with govt

A gaming workers association has met with the Secretary of Economy and Finance discussing concerns relating to future job prospects and availability, which has...
Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lei Wai Nong

Macau operators not conducting mass layoffs, casinos to remain open

Macau’s Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lei Wai Nong, has said so far gaming operators are not laying off staff and the government hoped to ask for the lifting of the individual visit scheme once the Covid-19 situation stabilizes.

Macau gaming sector employment falls by 2,200 in 19Q3

The number of employees in the Gaming and Junket sector in Macau fell by 2,200 in the July to September quarter, down to 84,900,...

First recruitment agency for IR industry created

The company which runs the Japan Casino Academy and Tokyo-based human resources firm Altima have formed a joint venture to create Japan’s first recruitment agency for the anticipated domestic IR industry.

Hokkaido IR showcase brings together operators, local community

The inaugural Hokkaido IR Showcase came to a close last Thursday, with seven IR operators and numerous other Japanese companies and associations exhibiting at the first public IR event to be held in the prefecture.

Melco opens Cyprus satellite casino

Melco Resorts & Entertainment has launched the first of four planned satellite casinos on the island of Cyprus, local media reports.

Landing delays Jeju Shinhwa opening after protests

Landing International has been forced to delay the transfer of its casino on Jeju island to its new IR complex after protests from local...

Gaming employment increases 0.4 pct

Macau saw its unemployment rate for the period between August to October 2017 at 1.9 percent, a decline of 0.1 percentage points from the...

Hotel and casinos still seen attracting Macau graduates

Macau’s casino and hotels are still the main sectors attracting young Macau residents in the labor market, says Lao Cho Chon, deputy executive-director of...
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...

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SBC Awards 2020

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.
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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.