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JP Morgan warns on Macau stocks until VIPs return

Gambling on pent-up demand and hopes that the big rollers would return, analysts at J.P. Morgan made a bet on the gambling capital of the world. They are now cutting their losses.

Research on COVID-19 impact on gaming to launch

Responsible gaming researcher Sally Gainsbury is preparing to launch a research study on the impact of COVID-19 on gambling in Australia. The research aims to...

Casino employees no higher risk than general public: Research

Increased exposure to gambling products can in some cases lower the chances of gambling addiction, according to researchers in the field of responsible gambling.  The...

NSW launches funding scheme for responsible gambling research

The NSW Office of Responsible Gambling has launched a new funding scheme to increase the capability and capacity of gambling research in the country.  Funded...

Macau Oct. GGR hit by junket hold: Nomura

Macau’s lower-than-expected gross gambling revenue in October may have been due to low VIP hold at one of the territory’s largest junkets, according to...
Bangkok, Thailand

Majority of Thais gamble, report finds

A new survey has found that 30.42 million Thais, or 57 percent of the population, have participated in gambling this year, despite a government ban.

Chamber of Commerce asks Mie Governor to consider IR bid

The Mie Prefectural Chamber of Commerce and Industry formally requested Mie Governor Eikei Suzuki on Monday to conduct research with an eye toward making...

Gambling research in focus at IAGR2019

Research into gambling behavior will feature as part of the keynote sessions at the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR)’s annual conference held in...

Japan tourism minister visits Cotai Strip

As part of his Golden Week travels abroad Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Keiichi Ishii visited two IRs in Macau for research purposes on May 3. Specifically, he was given tours of Melco’s City of Dreams and Wynn Palace in the Cotai Strip.

Gambling addicts at risk of suicide

Problem gamblers are 15 times more likely to commit suicide, according to a study carried out by Lund University in Sweden. According to the U.K.’s...
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.