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Interview with Fred Gushin: Regulatory tweaks needed to ensure Japan ROI [video]

Fredric Gushin, managing director of Spectrum Gaming Group, talks with Asia Gaming Brief managing editor Sharon Singleton about the snail's pace of the regulatory process in Japan. He says the framework that has been put in place isn't ideal and some changes are needed to ensure an adequate return on the multi-billion dollar investments that are planned. 
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Digital yuan may create “sky’s the limit” casino market

As speculation about the introduction of the digital yuan in Macau increases, the focus is beginning to switch away from the negative impact on the junket industry and VIPs to the immense potential an e-currency may offer for the mass market. 
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Interview with Ben Lee: Digital yuan to drive growth explosion in Macau

Ben Lee, managing partner of iGamiX Management & Consulting speaks with Asia Gaming Brief Managing Editor Sharon Singleton about how China’s new criminal law may affect Macau and its junkets. He also talks about the increasing chatter about the introduction of a digital yuan in Macau, which could trigger explosive growth in casino revenue.

Star/Crown to cease junket ops. and go cashless

Australian operators, Star Entertainment and Crown Resorts have both agreed with regulators in New South Wales to cease all international junket operations and to go cashless in their casinos.
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Interview with Steve Vickers: China’s clampdown and the future for junkets [Video]

Steve Vickers, the CEO and founder of political and corporate risk consultancy Steve Vickers & Associates, talks to Asia Gaming Brief about the impact of China’s crackdown on cross border capital flows on the junket industry. He says the sector is unlikely to die out altogether and there will inevitably be some links to organized crime. 
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Digital yuan has far-reaching implications for Macau gaming

Macau’s government finally confirmed on Tuesday that the adoption of a digital yuan is on the table in what’s likely to be a gamechanger for the industry and its junket operators.

Macau moves towards digital currency, threatening junkets

Macau's Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has said the government will work closely with China's China's central bank on a feasibility study on adopting a digital yuan, which will help it to combat money laundering and tax evasion. 

SkyCity out of the junket game

New Zealand's SkyCity Entertainment said it will cease all activities with junkets following a strategic review of its business and will instead deal with international customers directly.

U.S. tells Macau govt. to keep working on AML procedures

The Macau government needs to continue to strengthen interagency coordination to stop money laundering and in particular needs to encourage junket operators to improve their controls, the U.S. Department of State says.

Digital yuan to change the game in Macau, curb junket use

The acceleration of the use of the digital yuan as a valid currency in Mainland China could be a potential “game-changer” for Macau by overhauling entire payment systems, significantly reducing the need for junkets, according to the Macau Gaming Research Association.
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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.

Regulating the Game 2021

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Asia Gaming Briefings – June 2021 Edition

For this edition of our magazine, we focus on Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines. The country’s casino industry has been among the hardest hit in Asia, with the integrated resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City having remained mostly closed to the general public since the beginning of the crisis last year.
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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.