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Wakayama survey on rapid bus service for prospective IR

The Wakayama city government and Nankai Electric Railway Co. have agreed to launch a joint survey on a Bus Rapid Transit system that could carry large numbers of visitors between Wakayama Station and Marina City, the prospective site for an IR.

Tomakomai city ready to assume financial burden for IR infrastructure

Tomakomai city, which is still trying to gain Hokkaido Governor Naomichi Suzuki’s support to make an IR bid, has indicated that the city is willing in principle to bear the maintenance cost of roads, water, and sewage facilities.
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Sihanoukville strives for mass market transformation

While it’s too early to say Cambodia’s coastal gambling hub has risen phoenix-like from the ashes, there are encouraging signs that Sihanoukville is serious about transforming into a mass market tourism destination, with a significant improvement in urban infrastructure.
Rightsizing Cambodia’s casino industry post-Covid 19

Rightsizing Cambodia’s casino industry post-Covid 19

Through government action and a cultural norm of wearing face masks when ill, Cambodia has seen few get sick during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the World Health Organization, Cambodia has 275 COVID cases and zero COVID-related deaths as of the last week of September. 
The MICE industry: Will only the small survive?

The MICE industry: Will only the small survive?

Marina Bay Sands has introduced a state-of-the-art hybrid broadcast studio, complete with holograms and virtual reality, as it seeks to salvage its MICE business.
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Government means business with online ban

Cambodia’s online gaming ban, which came into effect as of Jan. 1st, has triggered mass layoffs and the shutdown of numerous casinos, and is not expected to be lifted due to pressure from the Chinese government.

Twenty years of Macau’s unplanned miracle

Six gaming companies have transformed a sleepy colonial outpost into one of the richest cities in the world. But despite the vast wealth, infrastructure and social policies are still lagging.

Service industry will still reign, despite automation: Tourism official

The Philippines Tourism Ministry said it is optimistic that the country’s unique brand of service will continue to play a strong role in its...

Philippines to fight off Asian competition

The Philippines has been one of the best-performing gaming jurisdictions over the past five years and is expected to continue to outperform, despite rising regional competition, as the country’s operators expand.

Of MICE and myths

Japan has made MICE business one of the key pillars of its integrated resort policy, though it’s unlikely to topple Singapore as the regional leader.
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.