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DICJ deputy director steps down, resumes advisory role

The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) says its deputy director Leong Man Ion will step down from Jan. 7th at his own request. He will return to his prior position as a DICJ senior technical advisor.

Success Dragon executive director resigns

Success Dragon International Holdings, a Macau-centric firm that helps manage gaming machines, has announced that Nai Yuet Cheung has resigned as an executive director, effective October 15.

Investor group calls for departure of Crown board members

The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors, a powerful advisory group representing Australia’s industry superannuation fund giants on governance, is calling on Crown Resorts directors to consider resigning following damaging revelations about their independence and oversight of the casino giant.

South Shore deputy chairman resigns after shareholder request

Hong Kong-listed South Shore Holdings Limited has announced the resignation of Mr. Lau Tom Ko Yuen as deputy chairman and executive director of the...
Hiromu Kurakawa, courtesy Kyodo

Tokyo prosecutor quits in mahjong scandal

Hiromu Kurokawa, the head of the Tokyo High Public Prosecutors Office has resigned after admitting he had ignored social distancing rules to play mahjong for cash with reporters, Kyodo News reports.

IPI going lean to survive COVID-19 downturn

Imperial Pacific International has cited the need for a more efficient and effective organization in order to endure the economic hardship caused by the...

MGM’s Murren to be replaced by Bill Hornbuckle, Paul Salem

MGM Resorts International has announced the appointment Bill Hornbuckle, previously COO and president, as acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President, replacing outgoing Chairman...

James Murren likely to remain involved MGM Japan

MGM Resorts chairman and CEO James Murren said he is “absolutely sure” he will be involved in MGM Resorts’ Japan project - with an...

Jim Murren to step down as chairman, CEO of MGM Resorts

MGM Resorts chairman and chief executive officer Jim Murren on Wednesday announced he will be stepping down from his position prior to the expiration...

Anti-gambling senator and Greens leader resigns

Australian senator Richard Di Natale, a notable anti-gambling politician, has resigned as leader of the Greens Party, the third-largest political party in Australia.  Natale has...
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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.