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188BET agrees on sponsorship deal with Formula 1

Asia sportsbook 188BET has been named as the Official Asian Sponsor of Formula 1, with a five-season agreement that will see the bookmaker featured...

KRA hopes to introduce online racing betting

The Korea Racing Authority has launched efforts to introduce online horse racing betting in the country, in the hopes of limiting illegal online betting. According...

Pachinko and racing industries banned from Japanese IRs

A paragraph on page 10 of the 46-page draft of the IR Basic Plan answers one of the pending questions that has lingered in...
Hong Kong racing

Betfair to start bets on HK racing in Sept.

Betfair Australia plans to start exchange betting on horse racing in Hong Kong from Sept. 1, according to media reports. 
Australian horse racing

NSW and Victoria stage turf war in Australian racing

Australian racing is in the midst of one of the biggest changes in its long history as the nation's two biggest states – New South Wales and Victoria – wage what the media have dubbed a "turf war" and behind which lies two different approaches to the business of betting.
Tabcorp

Tabcorp FY revenue up 8.7 percent on lottery/keno

Tabcorp posted an 8.7 percent increase in revenue in the first full year after combining with Tatts Group, with a strong contribution from its lottery and keno division.

Iwate Racing restarts after latest suspension

Despite the fact that the cause of the steroids scandal has yet to be explained, the Iwate Prefectural Horse Racing Association (Iwate Keiba) resumed races on Saturday after a suspension of more than two weeks.

HKJC tips hat at Royal Ascot to boost revenue

The Hong Kong Jockey Club is shaking up simulcast betting, with the planned introduction of a so-called "world pool" on the U.K.’s five-day Royal...

Macau Horse Racing Co. given three years to pay back taxes

The Macau Horse Racing Company has been given three years to pay its back taxes and if it fails its license will be revoked,...

TV ad ban to come into force end-March

From March 30th, most television channels in Australia will be banned from showing gambling ads during live sports events between 5 a.m. and 8.30...
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.