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Vietnam police bust Chinese gambling ring

Vietnam police have taken down a massive Chinese-run gambling ring, arresting more than 380 Chinese nationals, according to state media.  Around 500 police officers in...

Quezon police fear resurgence of ‘jueteng’

Quezon provincial police are bracing for the resurgence of illegal gambling after the shut down of PCSO outlets by order of the Philippines president...

More illegal internet casino busts in Tokyo and Osaka

Police continue to take down illegal internet casinos across the nation, with the latest round including the bust of one casino in the Ueno...

Illegal casino in Tokyo Ikebukuro gathered Chinese gamblers

Tokyo cops busted an illegal casino in the Ikebukuro district of Tokyo that gathered a significant proportion of its patrons visiting from mainland China,...

Cops barred from gambling and entertainment outlets

Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador has barred policemen from entering any entertainment and gaming outlets, in efforts to prevent police corruption, local media...

Phnom Penh municipal hall to target unlicensed gambling operators

Phnom Penh’s local government has announced an urgent plan consisting of measures to fight unauthorized gambling in the city’s capital. According to The Post,...

Gaming related crime up 14.1 percent in 19Q1

Macau’s police investigated a total of 438 gaming-related crimes during the first quarter of the year, up 14.1 percent from the prior year period,...

Vietnam police bust $1 billion gambling ring

Vietnam police have taken down what is believed to be the largest-ever internet betting operation in the country, worth US$1 billion, local media reports. Last...

Osaka pachinko operators to give respite to the cops

The operators of the approximately 800 pachinko parlors in Osaka and Ehime prefectures have agreed to refrain from making any changes in the lineup...

Japan over the last week: Prefecture IR developments, corporate efforts

Miyagi Prefecture reopens the possibility of IR bid Earlier this week, Miyagi Governor Yoshihiro Murai has reversed his stance in an IR in Miyagi, and...
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.