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NagaCorp cleared to resume mass market business

NagaCorp announced on Sunday that it has been permitted to reopen for full business, effective immediately, including mass market services. The company had applied to...
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Chinese will travel, but Covid-19 raises questions on spending power

Mainland Chinese may still have a thirst for travel post the Covid-19 pandemic, but views are divided as to how much disposable income they may have to spend, especially in the region’s casinos.

Melco swings to Q1 loss, remains committed to development plans

Melco Resorts & Entertainment swung to a loss in Q1 due to the impact of the coronavirus, but said it remains committed to its development plans, including a bid for a license in Japan.

Bloomberry Q1 net drops 38%, sees slow recovery

Bloomberry Resorts said its Q1 net income fell 38 percent due to the impact of the coronavirus and it expects a slow recovery.
Macau 2020 GGR

Bernstein sees Macau 2020 GGR down 37%, favours Galaxy

Macau’s gross gambling revenue is likely to fall 37 percent in 2020, before rebounding strongly next year, and Galaxy Entertainment stands out as the “least risky” gaming company, Bernstein Research said in a note.

IPI 2019 revenue drops as VIP roll collapses

Imperial Pacific International reported a more than 77 percent drop in 2019 revenue and a wider loss as its VIP business dried up.

Macau GGR seen up 55% in 2021, Galaxy a long-term positive: Bernstein

Macau gross gambling revenue is likely to bounce back with an increase of 55 percent next year and Galaxy Entertainment is one of the best-placed stocks in the longer-term growth story, Bernsten Research wrote in a note.

SJM reports 12.5% profit gain for 2019

SJM Holdings posted a 12.5 percent gain for 2019 and said it was in a solid position to weather the challenges posed by the Covid-19 outbreak.

Bonusing and loyalty strategy key to mass-market retention

With Macau continuing to haemorrhage VIP gamblers, there has never been a greater onus on operators in the special administrative region to latch on to the relative predictability afforded by the premium and mass markets.

Melco 19Q4 results boosted by mass

Melco Resorts and Entertainment reported its 2019 fourth-quarter results on Thursday, which was driven mainly by strong performance in its mass-market segment.  Total operating revenues...
Solid Gaming

Knowledge trumps content in Asia’s complex i-gaming world

In Asia’s complex and diverse igaming landscape, having the right content means business success only if one more key ingredient is included - market knowledge. 

Instant and secure deposits

AstroPay is the pioneer payment solution for thousands of consumers in Latin America, Asia and Africa, who want to purchase online on international sites, that helps merchants access new markets through its main product, AstroPay Card.

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 – 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 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.
Winning The Future Chinese Tourist

Winning the Chinese Tourist & China Tourism Blacklist

The AGB Webinar hears from Professor Wolfgang Arlt of COTRI, Shirley Tam of Okada Manila and Desmond Lam of UMAC to discuss future expectations...
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South Korea Casino Recovery

The fifth edition of the AGB Webinar Series will take you to South Korea, one of the first countries to reopen their gaming industry...

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SBC Awards 2020

Sigma Malta Show

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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.
asia gaming briefings Sep 20

Asia Gaming Briefings – Sep 2020 Edition

IN FOCUS: SPORTS BETTING Ball games bounce back. Major sporting events are slowly ramping up around the world and with them the drama and surprises, not all of them good for sports betting operators.