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Chinese kidnappings up 71% in 2019

The number of kidnappings on Chinese nationals has risen by 71 percent from 2018 to 2019, according to data from the Philippines National Police,...

Police raid five arcade-turned gambling dens

A total of 24 Chinese nationals have been arrested in Vietnam’s northern Bac Ninh province, after uncovering several arcades that have been transformed into...

Online gambling ring busted in HCMC

Authorities have busted a $130 million gambling ring in Ho Chi Minh City, arresting 11 individuals, local media reports. Nearly 100 police officers from the ...

Close to 200 illegal POGO firms shut down amid crackdown

The Philippines Gaming regulator says that nearly 200 “fly-by-night” Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) have been shut down in the last few months, local...

Authorities bust $43.1 mln VN-CM gambling ring

Nine people suspected to be involved in a Vietnamese-Cambodian gambling ring worth around VND1 trillion (US$43.1 million) have been apprehended by authorities, local media...

1,000 arrested for online gambling in Cambodia

Nearly 1,000 suspects have been arrested by Chinese and Cambodian authorities this year, relating to online gambling, telecommunication fraud, and gang crimes, according to...

277 Chinese workers arrested for “illegal online activities”

More than 277 illegal Chinese workers have been arrested in a raid of an office in Pasig City, under suspicion of being involved with...

Philippines and China to work together on illegal kidnapping

Police from the Philippines and China are planning to work together to tackle the illegal kidnapping of Chinese nationals, which has been on the...

Chinese nationals busted in Pattaya for illegal online gambling

Nineteen Chinese nationals have been arrested for running an online gambling operation from Pattaya, with THB 8 million ($263,000) in daily circulation, according to...

PNP sets up anti-kidnapping task force for casinos

The Philippine national police are set to deploy at least two of its Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG) strike teams near casinos with a high prevalence...
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.