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Manila IRs get some Covid relief with staycation permission

The Philippines' Department of Tourism has given permission for 13 hotels in the national capital region to accept guests for staycations, including those within Entertainment City's integrated resorts.

APAC to get 820 more hotels in 2021, more in pipeline

Despite Covid-mandated travel restrictions, the number of new hotels will continue to expand in 2021 with 820 hotel projects and 190,332 rooms due to go live in the Asia Pacific region.

Galaxy signs accord to bring Raffles brand to Macau

Galaxy Entertainment Group has signed an accord with Accor to bring storied hotel brand, Raffles, to Macau with the opening of an exclusive all-suite tower, Raffles at Galaxy Macau in the second half of 2021.

Dusit Thani expands to Singapore, counts on staycations

Thai hotel chain, Dusit Thani, has opened its first hotel in Singapore and said that there is strong local demand for "staycations" to support the property while borders are closed.

Hyatt hotel planned for Resorts World NYC

Hyatt Hotels and Genting Americas are planning a new 400-room, four-star hotel to be located at Resorts World New York City. The hotel is scheduled to open in 2021.
Okada Manila

Okada Manila to reopen at 30 percent capacity

Universal Entertainment has confirmed its Okada Manila property will reopen at 30 percent of its capacity of table and machine games.

Centara Hotels expands in Myanmar, eyes Mandalay casino

Centara Hotels & Resorts says it has signed three hotel management agreements for Myanmar, one of which will include a casino.

Genting Singapore seeks cost cuts, pessimistic on outlook

Genting Singapore is seeking to cut costs by about 20 percent to 30 percent after suffering its worst quarterly loss since it opened Resorts World Sentosa.
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Genting Malaysia seeing reasonable growth: report

Genting Malaysia has seen reasonable growth in visitation since it began reopening on June 15 and Resorts World Genting has doubled its number of available rooms, according a research report from CGS-CIMB.

Macau hotels had average occupancy rate of 12.9 percent in April

The Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) has confirmed the dire state of the hotel industry in Macau, noting that the Covid-19 impacts reduced the...
AGE at ICC Sydney, 2021

Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2021

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....
life after pogos

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.

Regulating the Game 2021

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AGBriefings, June, 2021, Resorts World Las Vegas

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.
Asia Gaming Briefings, april 2021

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.
Agbriefings February 21

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.