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Thirty people arrested for illegal gambling in Osaka

Local police swept up thirty employees and customers in a raid on an illegal baccarat room in Osaka, Japan.

Sichuan police bust Cambodia-based online gambling operation

Police in southwest China's Sichuan Province have busted a cross-border online gambling ring involving RMB1 billion (US$152 million), which featured a Cambodia-based operation recruiting gamblers in mainland China.

China signals online gambling crackdown via digital currency policies

The Chinese government is signaling its intention to use its digital currency policies as a tool to crack down on illegal online gambling. China Drafts...

Hyderabad police accuse Chinese online gambling firms of hardball tactics

The Hyderabad police report that Chinese companies engaged in illegal online betting have been diverting money to app-based financing firms which aggressively pursue defaulters.

PAGCOR warns public against Facebook-promoted illegal gambling

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has warned the public against illegal Bingo and online gambling organizations using Facebook to promote their services.  In...

China to target gambling, fraud perpetrators amid COVID-19

The Chinese government is set to intensify its crackdown on illegal online gambling, as well as telecom and internet fraud, which has increased amid...

Australian bookies receive record fine for illegal advertising

Australian bookmakers Ladbrokes and Neds have been fined a total of $207,500 for offering illegal gambling inducements to NSW residents, the largest ever fine...

Malaysian police bust small casino in KL

Malaysian police have busted a “mini-casino” hidden inside an entertainment outlet in southern Kuala Lumpur, arresting 58 people, local media reports.  The police raid took...

China social media platforms heed gambling crackdown call

Chinese social media giants are set to crack down harder on illegal online gambling in 2020 following a directive from their government earlier in...

Striking NagaCorp workers back to work without pay hike

The group of NagaCorp workers that were on strike last week to dispute wages has all returned to work as of Sunday, 12th January,...
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.
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.
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.