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The Star fined for breach of social-distancing rules

The Star casino in Sydney has been fined A$5,500 (US$3,831) for breaching public health orders after patrons were seen “standing and mingling between groups”...

SG cost cutting to save $100 million in Q2, more planned

Scientific Games’ cost-saving measures are expected to save around $100 million in the second quarter of the year, which it says will assure a...

Government still deciding on casino closure extension

The Macau government is still deliberating on whether to extend the casino closure set to end on February 19, 2020, though it has announced...

MGM supports frontline workers with epidemic prevention supplies

MGM has supplied its frontline staff of Macau Federation of Trade Unions of Macau (FOAM), General Union of Neighborhood Associations of Macau (UGAMM) and...

Abe Cabinet endorses voluntary measures to combat gambling addiction

As expected, the Abe Cabinet has endorsed the new measures to combat the gambling addiction in accordance with its responsibilities under the Basic Law...

DICJ to work with operators to strengthen security

The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau is set to hold meetings with local gaming operators to discuss measures to strengthen security following the devastating...

Differing views on ATM KYC measures

There has been conflicting views of whether the new verification requirements placed at ATMs for holders of Chinese-issued Unionpay cards will have an impact...

Operator revenue to help prevent gambling addiction

The Japanese government is considering collecting a portion of revenue from casino operators to finance preventative measures for gambling addiction, The Japan Times reports. The...

New currency declaration measures take effect Nov 1

A new currency declaration law from the Macau government will take effect on November 1, 2017, according to a government announcement. The new measures, which...

New ATM rules could affect spending: Leong

The introduction of new KYC measures in ATMs in Macau might have some effect on visitor behaviour, especially regarding spending in entertainment resorts, said...
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.
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.
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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.