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US spend on Australian racing to hit US$6.6 billion by 2025: JP Morgan

American spend on Australian racing could hit $6.6 billion a year by 2025, with Australian race-wagering per viewer of A$672, which is two times higher than on the NFL, J.P. Morgan said in an analysis of the the value of media rights.

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.

All set for the FBM slots expansion campaign in Asia

FBM has been developing its slots offer over the last three years, with operations established in Europe and North America. The company is now accelerating its slots expansion campaign in Asia
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.
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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.
Agbriefings February 21

Asia Gaming Briefings – Feb 2021 Edition

The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.
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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.