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House of Dancing Water reopening stalled after losing critical performers

Melco Resorts & Entertainment has indicated that its popular House of Dancing Water attraction will remain closed for the next several months and will not resume operations in January as planned. The problem relates to the departure of critical staff and performers who are foreign nationals.

Non-gaming facilities under development next to Primorye gaming zone

Primorsky Krai Development Corporation JSC has highlighted its plans for a 360 hectare set of non-gaming facilities to accompany the developing gaming zone in Muravyinaya Bay. They also said that a South Korean group is planning a US$300 million golfing club.
Re-imagining Macau for a diversified future

Re-imagining Macau for a diversified future

This pandemic has changed the lives of many Macanese and millions of others globally. In this part of the world, we have moved from controlling its proliferation to managing a potential deep economic fallout as a result of it. 

Macau’s CSR drive – with one eye on Beijing?

Macau’s operators have stepped up their corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts in recent years, in particular when it comes to China cultural cooperation, which may help their case when it comes to concession renewal.

Impressive achievements, but still room for improvement

At the time of its handover to China in 1999, Macau’s transition from a colonial outpost to a semi-autonomous global gaming powerhouse was far from assured.

Macau 2020 and beyond

The 1999 handover and casino liberalization policy put in place a new phase of development for Macau. All six casino licenses are soon set to expire and once the retendering process has been enacted, Macau will enter a crucial next phase. 

Sands to open “body immersive” museum

Sands China is adding to its non-gaming attractions with a digital-only museum that it describes as a “body immersive” experience.

Gaming industry maintained healthy development, says mid-term review

The Macau government says it hopes to improve the quality of modern gaming tourism building clusters and facilitate the development of non-gaming elements over...

Landing swings to H1 loss on drop in gaming business

Landing International Development swung to a loss in the first half due to an 80 percent drop in gaming revenue.

Wynn Crystal Pavilion construction due 2021

Wynn Macau says the construction of the Crystal Pavilion at its Wynn Palace on Cotai is expected to begin in late 2021. 
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.