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Aristocrat annual profit down 46.7 percent in FY2020 

Aristocrat Leisure has announced its financial results for the year ended September 30, 2020, noting that its normalized profit after tax and before amortisation of acquired intangibles (NPATA) came in at A$476.6 million (US$348 million), representing a decrease of 46.7 percent.
Regions seen as outperformers

Regions seen as outperformers

Regional casinos in the Philippines are likely to resume their outperformance once the global pandemic eases as infrastructure improves and major projects come online.
New funding round values Dream Sports

New funding round values Dream Sports at US$2.5 billion

Dream Sports, the parent company of Dream11, has secured new funding worth $225 million, valuing the fantasy league company at $2.5 billion. 

Real money games in India “next big segment”

Real money games in India are the “next big segment” seeing compound average growth of 40 percent a year, according to a report from Bernstein Research.

Covid-19 creates “unsustainable” eSports bubble

The current surge in eSports viewership and betting is unlikely to be sustainable once sporting events return to normal post the Covid-19 pandemic, according to leading industry figures participating in Asia Gaming Brief’s recent webinar.

Poker eyes renaissance during sports lockdown

With Asia’s sportsbook operators scrambling for solutions as the global sports calendar remains in lockdown, one often forgotten vertical is back in the limelight.

Tabcorp lottery segment drives FY20H1 revenue

Australian wagering giant Tabcorp announced a 4.4 percent increase in group revenue for the first half of the 2020 financial year, driven by performance...

Gold Coast shines for Star Entertainment Group

Australia-listed Star Entertainment reported a 2.1 percent increase in normalized NPAT, reaching A$126.4 million, driven by growth in the Gold Coast.  Normalized revenue increased by...

MGTO expects tourism growth to decline in 2020

The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) on Wednesday said it expects visitor arrivals to Macau to drop by around 3 percent this year. MGTO director...

Macau GGR set for 8% growth in 2020, driven by VIP rebound

Macau gross gaming revenue could grow as much as 8 percent year-on-year in 2020, driven by VIP recovery in 20H2, and continued strength in...
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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. 

Instant and secure deposits

AstroPay is the pioneer payment solution for thousands of consumers in Latin America, Asia and Africa, who want to purchase online on international sites, that helps merchants access new markets through its main product, AstroPay Card.

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 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...
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South Korea Casino Recovery

The fifth edition of the AGB Webinar Series will take you to South Korea, one of the first countries to reopen their gaming industry...

Betting on Sports America

SBC Awards 2020

Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Malta

Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Manila

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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.