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Senet appoints regulator Newson as head of gambling practice

Australian law firm, Senet, said it has appointed former regulator Paul Newson as head of its gambling practice. 

Russia to raise punishment for illegal gambling organization

The Russian parliament is currently considering a bill toughening punishments for the organization of illegal gambling activities.  The draft document has already passed three readings...

Casino Commission applies for law enforcement authority

Commonwealth Casino Commission chairman Juan M. Sablan and executive director Edward C. Deleon have asked lawmakers to grant law enforcement powers to the commission,...

Experts reiterate the need for speedy gaming law approval

The Cambodian government needs to hasten the passage of the draft gambling law in order to keep investment flowing into the country, according to...

NSW regulators updates rules on gaming machines, casinos

The NSW gaming regulator has announced an update on a number of rules affecting gaming machines and casinos operating within the state. “As part of...

Malaysia to draft laws to better police online gambling

The Malaysian government is looking to amend the country’s laws on gambling to include online gambling, local media reports.  Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said that...

Jury is still out whether Beijing’s clampdown on forex will affect Macau

It is currently unclear whether Beijing’s latest efforts to criminalize illegal forex trading activities will have any effect on gaming in Macau, but analysts...

Online gambling now illegal across the U.S.

The U.S. Justice Department has issued a new legal opinion that could further restrict all forms of online gambling, local media reports. On Monday,...

Nepal to seize personal assets of tax defaulting operators

The Nepalese government has proposed new legislation that would give it the power to confiscate the personal property of casino operators who fail to...

Online rummy now a “dangerous activity” in Telangana law

India president Ram Nath Kovind has given his approval of a new law in Telangana which places wagering and betting under the ambit of...
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...
life after pogos

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.