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New Delhi High Court receives plea aiming for online gambling ban

A plea has been entered in the Delhi High Court seeking a direction to call on the central government to ban online gambling. The petition says that despite there being laws prohibiting online gambling in several states, there is still a large amount of betting activity across India. 

Cambodia arrests 10 foreigners in online gambling bust

Cambodian police has arrested 10 foreign nationals in an online gambling bust, seizing passports, keys, computers, cars and other related items, the Phnom Penh Post reports. It didn't give the nationality of those detained.
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Indian states lining up to ban online gambling

Amidst a series of contradictory signals, it now appears that the governments of many Indian states are lining up to ban online gambling, now that the practice has gained greater public attention during the period of the Covid-19 lockdowns.

Sichuan police bust Cambodia-based online gambling operation

Police in southwest China's Sichuan Province have busted a cross-border online gambling ring involving RMB1 billion (US$152 million), which featured a Cambodia-based operation recruiting gamblers in mainland China.

Sarawak police claim success in busting online gambling

The Sarawak Police Contingent has been declared by their colleagues as being particularly proficient in investigating and busting illegal online gambling rings.
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Regulator says Macau still studying online gambling

Macau’s gambling regulator has acknowledged that authorities are studying the possibility of allowing online betting to help offset the dramatic loss of revenue due to the Covid-19 crisis, raising an exciting, if remote sounding possibility.

Macau evaluating online gambling, DICJ head says

Macau authorities are studying whether to allow online gambling to help recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, Gaming Inspection and Co-ordination Bureau (DICJ) Director, Adriano Ho, said in a written response to a question from a legislator. 

Busy times and more to come

It’s been a busy period for our industry, and Habanero is proud to have worked at the cutting-edge of these exciting changes.
No going big in Japan without going local

No going big in Japan without going local

Japan is an unusual market in Asia, as while online gambling is illegal, the government appears willing to turn a blind eye and as a result business is booming.

PAGCOR clarifies that so far only Solaire has online gaming approval

THE Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has clarified that so far only Solaire Resort & Casino's application to accept bets online has been approved, while the requests by Okada Manila and City of Dreams are still under study.
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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. 

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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.
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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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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.