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Macau 2020 GGR forecast halved

Macau has halved its forecast for 2020 gross gambling revenue due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and announced new measures to help local business. 

Macau gaming receipts up 18.7 pct in 2017

Macau’s total receipts from ten enterprises engaged in gaming activities increased by 18.7 percent year-on-year to MOP 268.01 billion (US$33.2 billion) in 2017, according...

Macau non-gaming spend up 20 pct in 18Q2

Non-gaming visitor spend in Macau soared 20 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2018, according to data from the Statistics and Census Service...

Sports betting growth continues upward momentum

Australia saw total expenditure on gambling increase 3.9 percent in the 2015-16 period, with sports betting clocking the highest growth at 13 percent year-on-year, ...

Macau total expenditure to reach record high in 2018

The Macau government is expecting total expenditure in 2018 to be more than MOP109.6 billion (US$13.6 billion), a 14.5 percent increase from the budget...

Visitor spending increases 8.8 pct in 17Q3

Total visitor spending in Macau, excluding gaming, grew 8.8 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2017, according to data from the Statistics and...

Visitor spending in 17Q1 rises 16.6 percent

Total visitor spending in Macau amounted to MOP 13.5 billion (US$1.7 billion) in the first quarter of 2017, representing an increase of 16.6 percent...

NZ punters bet 5.6 percent more in 2016

Gamblers in New Zealand spent a total of NZ$2.2 billion (US$1.6 billion) in FY 2015/16, an increase of 5.6 percent, or NZ$118 million, according...

SkyCity announces capital raising plan

New Zealand-listed SkyCity Entertainment intends to raise NZ$263 million of new equity from its shareholders to “fund future growth projects”. In a filing to the...

Singapore tourist arrivals to exceed forecasts in 2016

Tourist arrivals in 2016 are likely to exceed forecasts from the Singapore Tourism Board, said Credit Suisse in a report from Bloomberg. According to the...
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. 

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...

ASEAN Gaming Summit postponed to 2021 Q2

Given the continued uncertainty and travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Asia Gaming Brief has decided to postpone this year’s ASEAN Gaming Summit...

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.
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...
Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Malta

Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Manila

Regulating the Game 2021

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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.
asia gaming briefings Sep 20

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.