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AGA says 989 US casinos closed due to pandemic

The American Gaming Association says some 989 casino properties closed their doors in 2020, while 650,000 staff were idled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Macau gaming sector sheds 381 full-time jobs in H1

Macau's gaming sector shed 381 full-time jobs in the first half of the year, with the number of dealers declining by 131. The average earnings of dealers was down 7.6 percent, according to figures from the Statistics and Census Office. 
Kazakhstan scores own goal with sports betting changes

Kazakhstan scores own goal with sports betting changes

Recent changes to Kazakhstan’s sports betting law are likely to fuel black market gambling and slash tax revenue for the government, experts say.

SkyCity concerned about potential closures and job losses

Chief Executive Graeme Stephens told a New Zealand media outlet that in the event the government declared a total lockdown resulting in casino closures,...
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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.

Caesars tells staff merger likely to mean job losses

Caesars Entertainment has told staff that its $17.3 billion merger with Eldorado Resorts will likely result in a reduction in headcount, though it’s too early in the process to give details.

Tasmania pokie assault to cost jobs: GTA

The Tasmanian Labor Party’s threat to pull pokie machines from bars and clubs will result in a loss of jobs and a $31 million...

Sega Sammy to cut hundreds of jobs

Sega Sammy Holdings announced a corporate restructuring that will lead to the loss of 300 jobs in Japan. “With the number of regular employees planned...
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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.
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.