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A race that no longer stops the nation

A race that no longer stops the nation? [Infographic]

Last week saw the end of the 2020 Melbourne Cup Carnival, held from 31 October to November 7. Known as "the race that stops the nation", the carnival is one of the biggest horse racing events in Australia and is well-known in the horse racing world. 
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China to ultimately legalize gambling, G2Ea panel hears

As China’s threats against gambling continue to reverberate throughout the industry in Asia, some executives are prepared to make a prediction that Beijing will ultimately give up its efforts to crackdown and instead regulate within its borders.

HKJC to play key role in China plan to promote horse racing

The Jockey Club’s HK$3.7 million facility in Conghua – and its expertise in betting – could become key planks in China’s bold new plan to establish a standardised national horse racing industry.

China racing gets government backing

Racing in China has received government backing following the unveiling of a five-year blueprint for the country’s equine sector in which the promotion of the sport and a related lottery form a key part of the strategy.
Condensed timetables boost sports betting at TAB NZ

Condensed timetables boost sports betting at TAB NZ

TAB NZ said sports betting turnover in August jumped 36 percent, helped by a condensed sporting calendar, with seasons overlapping when normally they would not.
Singapore police arrest 43 in illegal wagering bust

Singapore police arrest 43 in illegal wagering bust

Singapore police have arrested 43 men for their involvement in illegal horse betting activities, local media reports.

HKJC closes all Off-Course Betting until further notice

The Hong Kong Jockey Club says it’s closing all of its Off-Course Betting branches from July 19th until further notice due to the latest outbreak of Covid-19 in the territory.
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ARF adds top crime fighters to anti illegal betting taskforce

The Asian Racing Federation has added two top law enforcement officials to its Anti-illegal Betting Taskforce to strengthen its efforts to protect global racing integrity.

Bangalore Turf Club gains approval for online betting

The Karnataka state government has approved in principle the Bangalore Turf Club’s (BTC) proposal to conduct online betting. Under the initiative the BTC will develop...

Tote Superpools see 60% jump in three days of Royal Ascot

Tote Superpools saw significant growth in the first three days of the Royal Ascot races in the U.K., taking in bets worth GBP80 million ($99 million), up 60 percent on the prior year. 
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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...

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SBC Awards 2020

Sigma Malta Show

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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.