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Okada Manila warns against fake room/scent sales

Okada Manila is warning against fake sales of its hotel rooms and signature scents. In two notices on its website, it says the scents are counterfeit and the rooms are being sold through unauthorized agents. 

Reef Casino Trust sees rise in H2 distributable profit to $8.5m

Australia's Reef Casino Trust said it expects distributable profit for the second half to be about $8.5 million, up from $5.2 million in the second half of last year, explaining it has had a solid second half with good rental income from the Reef Casino Hotel.
Aristocrat

Aristocrat Nov. slot installations higher in Queensland/NSW

Slot installations for Aristocrat Entertainment were up 2.5 percent in Queensland and 0.7 percent in New South Wales, according to data from J.P. Morgan.
Sands Parisian

Can staycations save Christmas?

As we near the end of a tourism-free year, the industry is gearing up for one last push to salvage annual revenue with a round of campaigns to capitalize on the upcoming holiday season. Reliance on locals and “staycation” marketing have been a theme of the year, with varying degrees of success around the region.

BBIN becomes official igaming partner of Atletico Madrid in Asia

BBIN said it has become the Official iGaming Supplier Partner of Atlético de Madrid in Asia.
India lottery

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.

India’s Supreme Court upholds GST on lottery sales

India's Supreme Court has rejected a petition by Skill Lotto Solutions against the government's decision to impose a general sales tax of 12 percent on lottery tickets. That tax rises to 28 percent if the tickets are sold to someone in another state.

Macau sees more tourists over holidays, seeks to boost stay

Macau's Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong said he expects more Mainland visitors during the Christmas and Chinese New Year holiday periods and said the government has a promotion scheme involving free hotel stays to encourage Chinese to stay longer and spend more.

Wynn CEO sees “Roaring 20s”-style come back

Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox has said the casino industry in Las Vegas could come back like in the Roaring 20's as people seek to have fun after surviving the pandemic, but warns that may take two years to happen.

Star says easing of Sydney Covid rules allow major capacity increase

The Star Entertainment Group says the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in Sydney will remove the 300 person cap per area and allow it to increase the total number of permitted patrons from 1,800 to 10,000. Rules have also been relaxed in Queensland.
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. 

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...

ASEAN Gaming Summit postponed to 2021 Q2

Given the continued uncertainty and travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Asia Gaming Brief has decided to postpone this year’s ASEAN Gaming Summit...

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.
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...
Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Malta

Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Manila

Regulating the Game 2021

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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.
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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.
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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.