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Will Beijing’s sabre-rattling affect Chinese travel decisions?

China’s threat to draw up a blacklist of countries targeting gambling is most likely directed at the online industry, though may be enough to deter some travellers even if the government doesn’t follow through with its action.
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China to account for 20% of global tourism market by 2030

China is likely to account for 20 percent of the global tourism market by 2030, with the market splitting into three distinct segments, the China Outbound Tourism Institute (Cotri) estimates.

Tourism Malaysia and Tencent to create digital ecosystem

Tourism Malaysia has teamed with China's Tencent Holdings to create a digital tourism ecosystem aimed at helping the Southeast Asian nation gain a greater...

Gaining critical mass

Asia’s gambling industry is heading into 2018 on a firmer footing than it has for several years, with most major markets having chalked up strong growth in 2017, though China and its policies will continue to be the main driver when it comes to performance. Although economies around the region are growing, creating bigger middle classes with greater spending power, China and its huge outbound tourism sector will continue to dominate the region's casino sector and the preferences of its swelling mass market will be key.  
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Cambodian doors to close as Vietnam opens to locals?

Cambodia’s gambling industry is eyeing moves to open up the market in neighbouring Vietnam with trepidation, though views are mixed on the potential impact. Casinos lining Cambodia’s border with Vietnam have long benefited from traffic from Vietnamese who have been banned from gambling at home. Vietnamese are estimated to spend about $800 million annually gambling overseas, with a large chunk of that funnelled into its neighbor’s casinos. 

China’s citizens spent 53 percent more on travel and tourism in 2015; WTTC

Chinese tourists spent 53 percent more on travel and tourism, from $140 billion in 2014 to $215 billion in 2015, says the World Travel...
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China outbound tourism to double by 2020; CLSA

Outbound mainland tourist numbers will reach 200 million, double the numbers in 2013, and tourist spend will triple by 2020, according to a survey...
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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.
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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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.
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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.