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Picking apart PIGOs – cost vs benefit

The Philippines’ decision to allow online gambling within its borders is a major step forward for igaming in Asia, but restrictions on operations mean it’s unlikely to be a game changer, at least initially.
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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.
POGO shrinkage accelerates

POGO shrinkage accelerates

While government officials have complained about the use of the word “exodus” by local media to describe departing Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs), it’s clear that the sector has shrunk significantly and is still shrinking.
Regions seen as outperformers

Regions seen as outperformers

Regional casinos in the Philippines are likely to resume their outperformance once the global pandemic eases as infrastructure improves and major projects come online.

Suncity to enter Philippines integrated resort market

Hong Kong-listed Suncity Group Holdings has acquired a controlling stake in a Philippines company involved in developing and managing an upcoming five-star hotel and...

FCG to reopen hotel and casino on Sunday

ASX-listed Frontier Capital Group has announced it will recommence operation of its Stotsenberg Hotel and FortuneGate Casino on Sunday.  The company conducted a soft launch...

Sands China staff build hygiene kits for Philippines

Sands China has joined the group’s volunteer effort to build 100,000 hygiene kids for Clean the World to help improve the health and wellbeing...

HKJC seeks regional task force to tackle out of control illegal gambling

Horse racing administrators have long talked tough about outlaw betting operators, but it appears key members of the Asian Racing Federation are ready to put words into action with the formation of a regional taskforce to combat illegal gambling. Respected Jockey Club CEO Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges has called for a unified approach from key stakeholders to tackle the issue of illegal betting – a world he suggested is becoming dangerously out of control as the internet renders borders “irrelevant.”

Illegal betting on HK races hits $12.8b in 2015

The estimated amount of illegal betting on Hong Kong horse racing hit about $12.8 billion last year, about matching the $13.8 billion bet legally,...

Morgan Stanley revises down GGR estimates for Philippines

Morgan Stanley analysts have reduced their 2016 gross gaming revenue assumptions for the Philippines casino market to $1.6 billion, representing growth of 8 percent...
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...
life after pogos

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.
asia gaming briefings Dec 20

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.
asia gaming briefings OCT 20

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.