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New airport to improve access to Dara Sakor megaproject

The Dara Sakor International Airport, capable of handling long-haul aircraft such as Boeing 777s, will open in 2021 improving international access to the mammoth Dara Sakor Resort project in Cambodia's Koh Kong province. The resort includes residential apartments, hotels and casinos. 

Two former 500. com advisers found guilty

Two former advisers to a Chinese gambling operator seeking to enter Japan’s nascent casino market were found guilty Monday of bribing a Japanese lawmaker.

MGM Resorts upsizes notes offering to US$750 million

MGM Resorts said it has upsized a public note offering from $500 million to $750 million and will use the proceeds to refinance existing debt and for general corporate purposes.
Regions seen as outperformers

Regions seen as outperformers

Regional casinos in the Philippines are likely to resume their outperformance once the global pandemic eases as infrastructure improves and major projects come online.
Paradise Co. Aug. sales flat month-on-month

Paradise September sales improve

Paradise Co., which operates foreigner-only casinos in South Korea, saw an improvement in sales in September from the prior month, even though they were down 71 percent from the prior year.
Crown ceasing junket ops pending review

Trip.com says Macau-related travel searches have soared

China’s largest online travel group, Trip.com, has noted a 500 percent gain in searches for tourism products in Macau since China resumed issuing individual travel visas on Sept. 23rd, Macau Business reports. 

Will Beijing’s sabre-rattling affect Chinese travel decisions?

China’s threat to draw up a blacklist of countries targeting gambling is most likely directed at the online industry, though may be enough to deter some travellers even if the government doesn’t follow through with its action.
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. 

Genting Malaysia seeks to boost domestic demand

Genting Malaysia said it’s seeking to boost domestic demand and visitation at its flagship property in the country, but the overall outlook for the group remains “uncertain.”
Uncertainty for Okada Manila is “significant,”

Uncertainty for Okada Manila is “significant,” says Fitch

There is significant uncertainty about the recovery and expansion prospects of Okada Manila given the severity of the Covid-19 outbreak in the Philippines, Fitch Ratings said.

Getting through to the other side

We enter a week, and the final month of the year, with a global economy tipping wildly between extremes of optimism and pessimism.
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.

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.