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Manila property sector expects continuing POGO exodus

Manila’s property sector is bracing for the continuing exodus of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) and their service providers as almost 300,000 square meters, or 17 percent, of total office space will be vacant by year-end.

Online operators pulling out of Andhra Pradesh after local ban

Indian online poker operators PokerStars.IN, Adda52, Spartan Poker, and PokerBaazi have all withdrawn their services from Andhra Pradesh state in the wake of the local ban on online gambling.

More POGOs set to leave the Philippines: Domingo

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has warned that more gaming firms could close down as a result of stringent tax rules and...

Mass exodus of Chinese nationals from Sihanoukville

Sources in Sihanoukville estimate around 10,000 Chinese citizens have left the city in the past few days, according to a report from the South...

Opinion: Parent company instability undermines Caesars Japan

Caesars Entertainment built up one of the strongest ground games among the international operators campaigning for an IR license, but instability at the parent...

Sun Bets closes shop and Tabcorp exits

Australian wagering giant Tabcorp on Thursday confirmed its exit from Sun Bets, its flagging UK online wagering business that it has been operating in...

Tabcorp in talks to exit Sun Bets

Australian wagering giant Tabcorp is in discussion with News UK to exit its struggling Sun Bets venture, which has reportedly cost the group more...

Australian woes hurt William Hill bottom line

UK bookmaker William Hill recorded a pre-tax loss in 2017 after slashing the value of its Australian business, local media reports. On Friday, the company...

William Hill considers exiting Australian market

British bookmaker William Hill is considering the sale of its Australia business, citing rising costs and mounting regulatory pressures, local media reports. The bookmaker said...

LeoVegas to exit Australian market this month

Online casino operator LeoVegas is officially exiting the Australian market, following the introduction of the country’s new online gambling amendment bill. According to Casino Guardian,...
Life After Pogos

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.
Agbriefings February 21

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.
asia gaming briefings Dec 20

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.