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Politician proposes wider assessments for Jeju casino expansions

Kim Hwang-kok of the People Power Party, who is a member of the Jeju Special Self-Governing Council, says that the impact assessments for the new or expanded casinos on this island need to be revised to take into account more factors than simply their projected economic effects.

Caesars requires masks-on at all times at its properties

Caesars Entertainment Corp has implemented a universal mask policy across all of its properties starting Wednesday, June 24, 2020, according to a company announcement.  The...
Central Social Medical Insurance Council

Panel proposes gambling addiction to fall under public insurance

An advisory panel to the health minister of Japan has recommended that the treatment of gambling addiction be covered by the national health insurance...

SkyCity insurance policy covers fire at the convention center

SkyCity Entertainment has confirmed that its insurance policy covers damage from the fire which struck its convention center in Auckland. In a statement to the...

Malacañang supports end to visa-upon-arrival policy

President Duterte’s office has thrown its support behind Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.’s proposal to end visa-upon-arrival privileges for Chinese nationals, local media reports.

Goa government to discuss gaming cluster proposal

In a draft tourism policy prepared by the Goa government, existing offshore casinos would be moved into a newly created international gaming cluster, Glaws...

Osaka maps out unique IR policies

The prefecture and city governments of Osaka hosted their own IR Promotion Council on Monday, in which local government officials and experts discussed policies,...

No need to panic over Macau policy risks: Bernstein

While recent headlines are a reminder of Macau’s susceptibility to policy risks, the impact is minimal over the long term, said Bernstein in a...

No interest in foreigners-only IR: Bowers

MGM Resorts International’s Ed Bowers today stressed the importance of allowing entry for locals in a gaming market, adding that MGM would reconsider its...

Macau to lose over tightening liquidity: Bernstein

Reduced liquidity in mainland China in 2017 will create headwinds for high-end gaming in Macau, say Bernstein analysts.  In its report titled “China Liquidity: Who...
Solid Gaming

Knowledge trumps content in Asia’s complex i-gaming world

In Asia’s complex and diverse igaming landscape, having the right content means business success only if one more key ingredient is included - market knowledge. 

Instant and secure deposits

AstroPay is the pioneer payment solution for thousands of consumers in Latin America, Asia and Africa, who want to purchase online on international sites, that helps merchants access new markets through its main product, AstroPay Card.

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 – 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.
Winning The Future Chinese Tourist

Winning the Chinese Tourist & China Tourism Blacklist

The AGB Webinar hears from Professor Wolfgang Arlt of COTRI, Shirley Tam of Okada Manila and Desmond Lam of UMAC to discuss future expectations...
Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Malta

Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Manila

Regulating the Game 2021

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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.
asia gaming briefings Sep 20

Asia Gaming Briefings – Sep 2020 Edition

IN FOCUS: SPORTS BETTING Ball games bounce back. Major sporting events are slowly ramping up around the world and with them the drama and surprises, not all of them good for sports betting operators.