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Macau gaming taxes down 74% in 2020

The Macau government has collected a total of MOP24.3 billion (US$3 billion) in gaming taxes between January and October, a sharp fall of 74 percent compared to the same period last year, according to data from the Financial Services Bureau (DSF)
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Poor regulation undermines CNMI gaming industry

“As soon as we catch up on our cash flow, we will also catch up on payroll,” a spokesperson for the casino resort in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands told reporters.

Lowering gaming taxes could save jobs: Madureira

Gaming law expert Óscar Alberto Madureira on Wednesday said that the lowering of gaming taxes on casinos could save wages and jobs in the...

Macau expects MOP 91 billion in gaming taxes in 2020

The Macau government expects to receive MOP91 billion (US$11.3 million) in Special Gaming Taxes, making up for around 74.5 percent of total tax revenue...

Lawmaker questions Saipan’s lack of gaming tax

A lawmaker in Saipan is questioning why no gaming revenue tax is being collected from the operations of Imperial Pacific International on Saipan, local...

Macau makes $907.3 million in gaming taxes in Jan

The Macau government raked in MOP 7.3 billion (US$907.3 million) in gaming taxes in January, according to data from the Financial Services Bureau (DSF). The...

Macau gaming tax revenue down 20.9 percent in Jan/Feb.

The Macau government collected 20.9 percent less tax from gaming in the first two months of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015,...

Tinian Dynasty Hotel and Casino reopens its doors

According to the Tinian Casino Gaming Control Commission executive director Lucy Blanco-Maratita, Tinian Dynasty will reopen next week. “Yes, Dynasty requested to reopen on Dec....
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.