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Indian gaming company Nazara Technologies to go public

Billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjunwala-backed Nazara Technologies will go public, with its initial public offering (IPO) set for launch on Wednesday. Nazara’s core businesses include eSports, gamified learning, freemium gaming. and telco-based subscription.
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Covid creates opportunity to lobby for India regulation

States in India may be more receptive to legalizing casinos and potentially considering hybrid models following the Covid-19 pandemic, however centralized regulation is key to developing the gambling industry.
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Delta creates ripples with Goa IR plans

One gaming operator to watch in 2021 will be India’s Delta Corp., whose stock got a mid-month bump in December after it announced it had received approval in principle to build an integrated resort on shore in Goa.

Skill gaming industry requests standardized regulations in India

India’s online skill gaming industry has collectively recommended a policy think tank of the Indian national government, NITI Aayog, to establish a new institution to standardize regulations governing the industry.

Covid-19 triggers spike in regulation chatter

The spike in online gambling during the Covid-19 lockdowns has triggered greater chatter amongst politicians in India to regulate and tax online gambling, says igaming consultant Anutosh Chatterjee.
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TVBet teams with India’s Betskey

TVBet said it has teamed up with Indian sportsbook Betskey as part of a global expansion plan. 

Nepal sees recovery amidst improved regulation, rise in tourism

Nepal’s casino industry is recovering from a series of deadly earthquakes and a temporary border blockade with India last year, with international casino operators increasingly eyeing the market as a way to tap potential from neighboring India. Visitor numbers to the Himalayan nation by air jumped 12.77 percent in the first half of this year to 313,512, compared with about 277,992 visitors in the same period last year. In the first half of 2014, tourist arrivals had reached 412,461. 

Sands China to focus on MICE offerings

Sands China has been focusing on providing offerings for the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) industry, and sees potential for growth in the...

Grey market challenges, India opportunities aired at iGA

The challenges presented by Asia’s grey markets and consumer demands for quick-fix gambling solutions were among the key issues addressed at the iGaming Asia Congress in Macau last week. Experts provided views on topics ranging from the perennial lure of China, to the “sleeping giant” that is India, as well as outlining opportunities in fledgling markets such as Vietnam.  

Nepal casinos seen rebounding, eye India’s $4b potential

Nepal’s casino industry is forecast to bounce back in 2016 after a devastating earthquake last year and an unofficial border blockade imposed by India. According to Union Gaming Analytics, an industry consultant, the Indian market could have the potential for US$4 billion in gaming revenue and Nepal casino insiders say operators are perfectly positioned to attract those players.The industry in Nepal has faced a tumultuous few years, with the government shuttering all casinos in 2014 after failure to comply with new regulations and pay outstanding license fees. The casinos began reopening in 2015, with many under new management, only to be hit by an earthquake in April, followed up by an unofficial border blockade by India. 
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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....
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.