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PAGCOR authorizes partial resumption of POGO ops

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has given the green light to POGO operators to partially resume operations in the country, with the...

Casinos face challenge in avoiding reopening headaches

The Covid-19-mandated lockdown of global casinos is one of the biggest crises the industry has had to face and getting the reopening right once the pandemic subsides is also going to present a major challenge.

NZ lockdown to slightly ease starting Monday

New Zealand’s strict lockdown has been extended but will end at midnight next Monday, the government announced on Monday. It was originally due to expire...

Wynn’s Maddox suggests conditional reopening in May

Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox has urged Nevada’s governor to begin incrementally reopening the Las Vegas Strip from mid-to-late May, with strict safety measures...

Two casinos remain closed in Macau as grace period ends

At the end of the 30-day grace period for Macau’s casinos to reopen, the government has announced that two properties will remain closed and that about 80 percent of the table capacity is now operational. 

Casino Filipino Tagaytay to reopen on Monday

After months of closure, Casino Filipino Tagaytay is set to reopen on Monday, March 16 at noon, according to an announcement from the Philippine...

IPI resumes casino operations after two day closure

Imperial Pacific International has resumed the operation of its Saipan casino on Sunday, 18 November after a two-day closure, according to a company announcement....

SJM’s Jai Alai to feature 30-40 mass gaming tables

Macau’s Jai Alai complex will have “about 30 to 40” mass gaming tables when it reopens, SJM Holdings executive director, Angela Leong On Kei...

Nepali casinos begin reopening

Casinos in Nepal are planning to reopen almost a year after they closed after failing to meet regulations laid out by the government in...

Nepal’s Casino industry seeks a fresh start in 2015

In Nepal, the casino industry hopes for a fresh start after 2014 when all gaming houses were closed after operators’ failure to comply with...
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.