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Gambling on locals

Vietnam is taking a step towards lifting a ban on locals gambling, but the experiment is limited to two casinos, leading to question marks over whether it will be the game changer that many foreign investors had hoped. The narrow scope of the experiment and remote location of the proposed resorts may hamper the revenue potential.  

Belle Corp joins consortium to build new airport

Philippine casino investor Belle Corp has joined a consortium developing a new international airport and seaport at Sangley Point, Cavite, local media reports. The investor...

Sports betting could fund athletes: AIGF

The recently formed All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has appealed to the Prime Minister to legalize sports betting in the country, local media reports. In...

Okada wants to participate in infrastructure projects

Japanese casino mogul Kazuo Okada has reportedly made a courtesy call to President Duterte, expressing his desire to participate in infrastructure projects. “Mr. Okada specifically...

Could Sihanoukville be Asia’s next gambling hub?

Malaysia-based SV International revealed plans to transform the sleepy coastal town of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, into the “Macau of Southeast Asia.” It plans to “bulk acquire every potential development lot” in the town’s port area, and is “purchasing existing hotels for renovation and equipping them with gaming licenses.” However, unless legislation is improved,  infrastructure upgraded infrastructure and transport links are improved existing operators are sceptical about the plan's chances for success. 

Solaire unfazed by China VIP decline

Filipino billionaire Enrique K. Razon Jr, Chairman and CEO of Bloomberry Resorts Corporation is not as fazed by the corruption crackdown that has left...

Macau’s mass market will drive continuing growth starting from 2016; Bernstein

Catalysts are beginning to emerge in Macau that will fuel mass market growth in 2016 and will be the driver of rejuvenated growth in...

Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge to miss completion date

The Hong Kong government has confirmed the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge will miss its 2016 deadline by a year, local media reported. The Hong Kong boundary...

MGS confirms explosive new zone for this year’s show

The Macao Gaming Show has been expanding its horizons in search of more and varied initiatives to capture the imagination of the forward thinking...

Macau to be less hindered as infrastructure improves

Macau's infrastructure is hindering the city’s ambitious transition from a major gambling hub to a world tourism center, but the situation is expected to...
Solid Gaming

Knowledge trumps content in Asia’s complex i-gaming world

In Asia’s complex and diverse igaming landscape, having the right content means business success only if one more key ingredient is included - market knowledge. 

Instant and secure deposits

AstroPay is the pioneer payment solution for thousands of consumers in Latin America, Asia and Africa, who want to purchase online on international sites, that helps merchants access new markets through its main product, AstroPay Card.

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...

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.
Winning The Future Chinese Tourist

Winning the Chinese Tourist & China Tourism Blacklist

The AGB Webinar hears from Professor Wolfgang Arlt of COTRI, Shirley Tam of Okada Manila and Desmond Lam of UMAC to discuss future expectations...
Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Malta

Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Manila

Regulating the Game 2021

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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.
asia gaming briefings Sep 20

Asia Gaming Briefings – Sep 2020 Edition

IN FOCUS: SPORTS BETTING Ball games bounce back. Major sporting events are slowly ramping up around the world and with them the drama and surprises, not all of them good for sports betting operators.