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World Poker Tour sees bright future for Japan table games

Hundreds of eager players gathered in a luxurious Tokyo hotel this month to participate in a three-day tournament hosted by the World Poker Tour, signaling the potential for a bright future for table games within the Japanese market.

World Poker Tour heads to NagaWorld

The World Poker Tour today announced a collaboration with NagaWorld to host WPT Cambodia from November 16-25, 2019.  This monumental event is the first World...

Meg-Star opens VIP poker room at Macau Roosevelt

Meg-Star has launched its watch-themed Poker VIP Club at the Macau Roosevelt, named “Poker Time”. The VIP poker room is said to be the...

China places approvals ban on poker and mahjong games

Online poker and mahjong games will no longer be approved under new rules aimed at giving minimizing gaming addiction harm and give the government...

ASEAN Poker Freeroll set for March 20

RealTime Gaming, Alderney eGambling, Continent 8 have teamed up with All-In Translations to offer the official Invitational Poker Freeroll at the ASEAN Gaming Summit,...

IPI to host part of All Japan Poker Championship (AJPC) tournament

Saipan’s Imperial Pacific Resort Hotel has become part of the Asian Tour circuit of the All Japan Poker Championship (AJPC), with the poker event...

International Ent. completes Live Events Macau purchase

Hong Kong-listed Live Entertainment said it has completed its acquisition of Macau’s Real Live Events to help it operate land-based live events and poker rooms.

Indian poker biz secures $3 million in institutional funding

Sparskills Technologies Pvt Ltd., the parent company of online poker website 9stacks has become one of the few online gaming companies in India to...

Viaan launches online poker site in India

India-listed Viaan Industries has become the second listed gaming company to launch an online poker website. The company launched the first official poker league in...

PokerNation to cease ops from Sept 15

Essel Group’s online poker website PokerNation has decided to cease operations starting September 15 as part of a restructuring process. According to a report...
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.
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.