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Golden Week visitation to rise, but will spending follow?

A leading Macau official is predicting daily visitation over the five-day Golden Week holiday will be 20 percent above the highest rates seen since the beginning of the pandemic.
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Melco sees mass business at 2019 levels by Q4

Melco Resorts & Entertainment executives say they remain upbeat about the recovery in Macau and say the mass business is likely to hit 2019 level by the end of the year.
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Higher visitation gives little lift to Macau GGR: Bernstein

Macau is seeing more visitors, but they are still not spending as much in the city's casinos with gross gambling revenue largely flat in the latest week of April, Bernstein Research notes.

Macau GGR continues to improve, visitation at 15-month high

Macau's gross gambling revenue continued to show a small sequential improvement in the third week of April, with visitation hitting a 15-month high, according to Bernstein Research.
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Mass market dominance grows in Macau Q1

Macau’s Q1 gross gambling revenue breakdown clearly shows the mass market pulling ahead of the VIP sector, which is struggling to recover from the double-whammy of Covid and policy pressures in China.

Macau’s mass market baccarat half of GGR in Q1

Mass market baccarat accounted for 51 percent of Macau's gross gambling revenue in the first quarter of this year, according to figures released by the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau.
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Macau Q1 consensus estimates likely too high: MS

Consensus estimates for Q1 earnings at Macau’s six operators may be too high, with corporate EBITDA likely to be lower than the prior quarter due to an uneven recovery and higher expenses, Morgan Stanley says.

Nagacorp says Q1 mass business continues to improve

Nagacorp said its mass market business continued to improve in Q1, gaining sequentially from the second half of last year and returning to about 99 percent of its Q1, 2020 levels before the pandemic took hold.

Galaxy seen as gaining mass market share: Bernstein

Galaxy Entertainment has become an investor favourite and is likely to boost its mass and premium mass market share as the Macau market recovers, Bernstein Research wrote in a note upping its target share price on the company.
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Sands CEO says infrastructure development to benefit Macau

Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Rob Goldstein said the company "firmly believes" the Macau market will recover and will benefit in the future from infrastructure developments throughout the Greater Bay Area.
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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.
Agbriefings February 21

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.