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Macau operators likely to keep licenses, but at higher cost

Macau operators likely to keep licenses, but at higher cost: Bernstein

Macau’s existing six casino operators are likely to retain their licenses, but the government is likely to impose extra economic conditions in return, according to a lengthy analysis of potential outcomes of the concession renewal process by Bernstein Research.

Gaming association calls for Macau license extension

The General Association of Administrators and Promoters for the Macau Gaming Industry has called on the government to extend the current gaming concessions in Macau due to the impact of Covid-19.

Clouds darken for U.S. operators in Macau

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a huge toll on casino revenues in Macau with U.S. operators such as Wynn Resorts and Las Vegas Sands bleeding more than $2 million a day in the 2020 second quarter.
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Wynn warns of U.S./China tensions

Wynn Resorts has warned that the rising tensions between the U.S. and China could negatively impact its business prospects, including its ability to communicate with customers.

Imperial Pacific faces $375,000 fine for late fee payment

Imperial Pacific International (IPI) may be facing a fine of $375,000 for late payment of its casino license renewal fee, according to local media reports. 

Cambodia formally closes door on online gaming

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has officially closed the door on online gambling in a parliamentary hearing on Friday.  The Kingdom won’t issue any further...
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Malacañang backs BIR’s POGO targeting

The Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is asking for PAGCOR’s assistance in assuring Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) register with the tax department before their licenses can be renewed.

Japan sees regular license renewal system for casinos

Japan’s government plans to strictly screen casino operators through licensing and those who win a permit will be required to renew them periodically, the...
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...
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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.
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.