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SJM doesn’t expect revenue recovery in 2020

SJM Holdings said it doesn’t expect its revenues to return to their pre-crisis levels this year and at present it’s not possible to predict how long the Covid-19 pandemic will continue to affect its business.

IAGR concerned about growing convergence between gaming and gambling

The International Association of Gaming Regulators’ (IAGR) has issued a report flagging its concerns that the growing convergence between gaming and gambling is creating...
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Gaming taxes down 56.5% in Jan-May period

Gaming taxes collected by the Macau government between January and May fell 56.5 percent year-on-year to MOP21 million (US$2.6 million), according to data from...

PAGCOR boosts government cash remittances to P17b

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) said it had increased its cash dividend donations to the National Treasury by P5 billion bringing the total to P17 billion ($340.9 million) for 2019. 

Skycity domestic gaming recovery encouraging

SkyCity Entertainment is describing trading activity in its New Zealand business since reopening on 14 May as “encouraging”. “Domestic customers have returned to the SkyCity...

Research on COVID-19 impact on gaming to launch

Responsible gaming researcher Sally Gainsbury is preparing to launch a research study on the impact of COVID-19 on gambling in Australia. The research aims to...

Macau to focus on recovery, no tax breaks for operators

Macau chief executive Ho Ian Seng says the government is planning to ask Beijing to resume the issuance of travel permits from mainland China...

Gaming taxes down 37.6% in 20Q1

The Macau government has collected approximately MOP18.4 billion (US$2.3 million) from the city’s gaming industry in the first quarter of 2020, falling from its...

Creating opportunities from crisis

The future may seem bleak for the land-based casino sector at present, though traits fundamental to human beings will ensure that once normality is restored visitors will return to the gaming floors.

Macau Q1 suspicious transactions fall

Macau saw a drop in the number of suspicious transactions reported in the first quarter, mainly due to a decline from the gaming sector.
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...

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.
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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.