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Malaysian government ups special lottery draws to 22

The Malaysian government has reinstated the number of special lottery draws that can be carried out each year to 22, up from eight last year, to raise extra revenue following the pandemic.
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India’s Supreme Court upholds GST on lotteries

India’s Supreme Court has dealt a blow to the country’s lottery business, upholding the constitutional validity of imposing a General Services Tax (GST) on sales and winnings of lottery tickets.

Digital growth allows Lotto NZ to beat profit projections

The New Zealand Lottery Commission (Lotto NZ) was able to surpass expectations and post a profit during its 2019-20 fiscal year, with a strong digital performance offsetting the impact of Covid-19 on retail sales.

AGTech announces end to two virtual sports lottery games

AGTech Holdings has announced that two of its virtual sports lottery games have been terminated, a football-themed virtual sports lottery game e-Ball Lottery in Jiangsu Province and a motor racing-themed virtual sports lottery game “Lucky Racing” in Hunan Province
500.com says no breach of foreign corrupt practices act

500.com says no breach of foreign corrupt practices act

Online lottery company 500.com said a special investigative committee (SIC) established to probe its role into an alleged bribery scandal in Japan found that there had been no violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. 
Sports drives first 2020 gain in China lottery

Sports drives first 2020 gain in China lottery 

China’s two lotteries put in an impressive performance in July, marking their first month of year-on-year growth of 2020.

Belle declares that it “achieved its aim” in 2019

Belle Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Manuel Gana declared at the company’s first-ever virtual Annual Stockholders’ Meeting that the firm had “achieved its...

AGTech wins lottery terminal procurement bid in several provinces

AGTech Holdings Limited has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Beijing AGTech GOT Technology Co., Ltd has won the sports lottery terminal procurement bidding projects...

500 Dot Com reports losses as its major problems remain unsolved

500 Dot Com reported substantial operating losses and at the same time made clear its statements that none of the major challenges it is...

Lottery sales plummet in Jan, could be zero in Feb

China lottery sales plummeted 43.3 percent year-on-year in January, due mainly to a shutdown of most lottery operations on January 22 to observe annual...
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.