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Intense opposition to reducing Goa casino licensing fees

The initiative by the state government of Goa to reduce the casino licensing fees for local casinos due to the long mandatory period of Covid-19 closures is facing intense local opposition, including from the rest of the business community which has not been provided such relief measures.

Opposition politicians join street rally against Yokohama IR

National politicians of various opposition political parties joined a street rally outside Yokohama Station in an effort to encourage the city government to abandon its IR development plans.

Galaxy denies favoring non-local workers in Cotai construction

Galaxy Entertainment has issued a statement denying allegations that it favored non-local construction workers as it transferred them from the Phase 3 site to...

Hundreds of IPI workers protest nonpayment of wages

Hundreds of Imperial Pacific International workers stopped work and engaged in protests on the streets of Saipan, decrying the non-payment of their wages and...

Hong Kong protests still a looming threat: Vickers

Hong Kong’s civil unrest is not yet over and threatens to flare up as the virus recedes, according to a report from Steve Vickers...

Striking NagaCorp workers back to work without pay hike

The group of NagaCorp workers that were on strike last week to dispute wages has all returned to work as of Sunday, 12th January,...

Chinese tourist growth slowed by HK protests

The explosive growth of Chinese outbound tourist travel saw a slow down in 19Q3, which analysts said have been the result of ongoing civil...

Monks march to demand casino demolition

A group of Cambodian monks and activists are marching to Sihanoukville to demand the demolition of a casino that was closed on environmental concerns. 

Protests, Xi Xinping visit not likely to impact GGR: Bernstein

Protests in Hong Kong and the upcoming December visit by  Chinese President Xi Xinping is not likely to have a significant impact on GGR...

Yokohama IR budget passed amidst protests

With hundreds of anti-casino protesters chanting outside the building, Yokohama’s revised budget for IR development was passed with the support of the conservative majority...
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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 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...
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South Korea Casino Recovery

The fifth edition of the AGB Webinar Series will take you to South Korea, one of the first countries to reopen their gaming industry...

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SBC Awards 2020

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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.
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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.
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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.