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Karnataka state government plans online gambling regulation

The government of the Indian state of Karnataka has told the High Court that it proposes to draw up regulation to cover online gambling rather than to ban the practice.
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Japan’s quiet explosion of online gambling

Largely ignored by the media and the policymakers, Japan has clearly entered an era of explosive growth for online and mobile gambling.

Thai police arrest 34 in online gambling bust in cargo container

Thai police have arrested 34 in a bust on an online gambling operation being carried out from inside a cargo container near the Cambodian border, where wagers exceeded THB1 billion ($33.2 million).
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Interview with Joe Pisano: India online and PIGO expansion [video]

Joe Pisano, CEO of Jade Entertainment, talks with Asia Gaming Brief Managing Editor Sharon Singleton about the company’s new India-facing online operation and his plans to roll out online products in the Philippines under PAGCOR's new PIGO licenses.

Wynn expands digital offering to services in Michigan

Wynn Resorts said it will begin offering online gambling through its WynnBet venture in Michigan later this month. The service is already available in Colorado and New Jersey and has secured access in Indiana, Iowa, Nevada, and Massachusetts

China says 75,000 suspects arrested in 2020 gambling crackdown

The Chinese government earlier this month said it had cracked 3,500 cases of illegal cross-border gambling in 2020, arresting 75,000 suspects. It also shut down 1,960 illegal payment platforms.
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What does the bitcoin rally mean for gaming?

Bitcoin’s meteoric rise in the last three months has recaptured the news headlines and the imagination of speculators the world over, especially as it continues to set new highs almost daily.

MGM Resorts drops Entain takeover plans

MGM Resorts said it doesn't intend to put forward a revised offer for the U.K.'s Entain, which has rejected an $11 billion bid, but remains committed to pursuing a omni-channel gaming strategy.

Las Vegas Sands in talks to begin sports betting

Las Vegas Sands is in talks with potential partners to enter sports betting in what would be a major shift in strategy for the company, which has previously rejected online gambling.
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MGM’s Entain bid may create “butterfly effect” in Asia

It’s been anything but a slow start to the New Year. While only in its embryonic stages, MGM Resorts International’s bid for the U.K.’s Entain has the potential to trigger a chain of events that could have wide reaching implications for gaming in Asia.
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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.
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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.