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Seven Macau hotels have suspended operations

A total of seven hotels in Macau are known to have suspended operations as a result of sharply lower visitation and countermeasures against the...

Macau hotels begin to suspend operations

With the mandated two-week closure of all casinos and a dramatic drop-off in visitors to the territory, a number of hotels in Macau are...

Japan government to help finance about fifty luxury hotels

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga revealed over the weekend that the government was planning to assist the private sector in the financing of about fifty luxury hotels throughout Japan due to demand created by the increase in tourism.
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International Entertainment appoints new CFO

International Entertainment said Li Shui Keung ceased to be chief financial officer with effect from Oct. 22.
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Paradise Q2 loss widens

Paradise Co., which operates foreigner-only casinos in South Korea, posted a wider Q2 loss although revenue gained.
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Macau solicits tourism tax opinion as visitation concerns mount

Macau’s tourism body is studying whether to impose a tourism tax amidst concern the territory may not be able to handle a sharp increase in visitors as connectivity with the mainland improves.

Myanmar regions seek casino permission

Five regional and state ministers in Myanmar have asked for permission to operate casinos in hotels in their territories during a meeting with the...

Sands China sees more MICE interest; bridge to help

Sands China President Wilfred Wong says he expects the opening of the bridge linking Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai to trigger a significant interest...

Chinese tourists down 30-40 percent over long weekend

Only 30 percent of Macau’s hotel rooms have been booked by tourists from Mainland China over the three day long weekend from April 30...

Gaming receipts at ten-year-low in 2014, but costs still rise

  Total receipts from Macau’s gaming sector dropped by 2.5 percent year-on-year to MOP354.06 billion ($44.35 billion) in 2014, marking the first decrease since 2004...
Life After Pogos

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.
asia gaming briefings Dec 20

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.
asia gaming briefings OCT 20

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.