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Star says Sydney closure extended, Queensland eases

Australia's Star Entertainment said its casino in Sydney will remain closed until August 28th due the government's lockdown restrictions for the city and surrounding area, but operating restrictions have eased in Queensland.

Macau seen coming back stronger from Covid: MS

Morgan Stanley has added its take to analysts predicting a rosy future for Macau, saying the gambling hub will come back stronger than before due to lower expenses and a better operating mix.
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POGO tax bill held up by lobbying from SEZs

A bill that would establish the taxation base for Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) is being held up in Congress due to lobbying from the country's Special Economic Zones, who are seeking to retain preferential tax treatment.
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SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace to open July 30 with 150 new tables

SJM Chairman Daisy Ho revealed on Wednesday that the Grand Lisboa Palace, the group’s flagship property on the Cotai Strip, is going to hold a partial opening on July 30th.
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AGTech sees loss narrowing by 55% in latest half to June

Chinese lottery services provider, AGTech Holdings, said it expects its loss to narrow by at least 55 percent in the half year to June 30th as businesses rebound from Covid.
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Aquis says June quarter revenue strong, restrictions eased

Australia's Aquis Entertainment said revenues in the three months to end June remained strong and the company was cash-flow positive in the quarter.
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Saipan online market seen as unviable

Saipan’s casino regulator says it wants to hear from potential online gaming investors as it seeks to recoup lost revenue from its failed casino venture, however, industry insiders say they don’t see the island as a viable market.
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Crown to pay Victoria tax penalties of $61m

Crown Resorts, whose business practices faced inquiries in three Australian states, said it paid tax penalties to the state of Victoria worth some $61 million.
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Melco’s Ho sees no major surprises in concession renewal

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho said he doesn't expect any surprises in Macau's concession renewal process, despite the regulatory crackdown in China that has rattled investor nerves and sent Chinese stocks crashing on Tuesday. 

Melco Q2 results jump on mass/premium sector

Melco Resorts & Entertainment posted a sharp improvement in Q2 results compared with the prior year, boosted by mass and premium mass gamers, but the figures missed analysts' expectations.
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Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2022

The Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) is the place to see new products and services, network, attend thought-provoking seminars, seek business partners and generate sales....
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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.

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Asia Gaming Briefings – June 2021 Edition

For this edition of our magazine, we focus on Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines. The country’s casino industry has been among the hardest hit in Asia, with the integrated resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City having remained mostly closed to the general public since the beginning of the crisis last year.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – April 2021 Edition

In this April edition of Asia Gaming Briefings we take the pulse of how the North Asia jurisdictions of Japan, Korea and the Russian Far East have fared.
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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.