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Hurdles ahead for China horse racing

If China ever does allow legalized betting on horse racing, the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) is likely to play a vital role. First, however, it will need to help the industry navigate major hurdles.
A race that no longer stops the nation

A race that no longer stops the nation? [Infographic]

Last week saw the end of the 2020 Melbourne Cup Carnival, held from 31 October to November 7. Known as "the race that stops the nation", the carnival is one of the biggest horse racing events in Australia and is well-known in the horse racing world. 

Tabcorp reports 21Q1 group revenues down 5.7%

Tabcorp Holdings, the Australian racing and wagering firm, has reported 21Q1 group revenues down 5.7 percent as part of its report to its Annual...

Study aims to quantify value of integrity units

Led by the horse racing industry, other sports bodies globally have been establishing integrity units. As the role and prominence of integrity units in sport increases they become more expensive to maintain and the question thus arises: are they worth it?

Tote Superpools see 60% jump in three days of Royal Ascot

Tote Superpools saw significant growth in the first three days of the Royal Ascot races in the U.K., taking in bets worth GBP80 million ($99 million), up 60 percent on the prior year. 

Tourism, racing businesses announce job cuts

Major hotel chain Millennium and Copthorne Hotels is shedding 70 percent of its 1,300 staff as it expects two years before tourist numbers recover...

At least 200 to lose racing jobs as country eases restrictions

At least two hundred staff in New Zealand’s off-track betting agency the TAB will lose their jobs due to a sharp downturn in racing...

Singapore converts parts of Kranji racecourse to recovery facilities

The Singapore Turf Club said it’s temporarily converting selected areas of the Singapore Racecourse at Kranji into facilities for recovering foreign workers.

NZ TAB requests government bailout

New Zealand’s Totalisator Agency Board, which has a monopoly on off track betting on horses and dogs is in deep financial trouble and is on the verge of collapse – and covid 19 is mostly to blame.

Racing industry changes still met with opposition

Opposition to the New Zealand government’s radical changes to the racing industry has resurfaced after many months of behind the scenes discussions and negotiations. The...

Getting through to the other side

We enter a week, and the final month of the year, with a global economy tipping wildly between extremes of optimism and pessimism.
Offshore casinos allowed to remain on River Mandovi

Coronavirus live updates: Goa offshore casino staff test Covid-19 positive

The latest news and updates on the Covid-19 (coronavirus) - with regularly updated information relating to new cases, travel restrictions and other information to...
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. 

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.
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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.