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Macau Oct. GGR falls 3.2 percent

Macau’s gross gambling revenue dropped 3.2 percent in October, slightly worse than the consensus forecasts from analysts.
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Beijing not likely to resort to additional stimulus: S&P

Beijing is unlikely to resort to significant stimulus measures to boost its slowing economy, despite a further escalation in the trade war with the U.S., S&P Global Ratings says.

Fitch sees Macau GGR growth of 13 percent for 2018

Fitch Ratings says it expects Macau’s gross gambling revenue to gain 13 percent in 2018, moderating from a 36 percent spike recorded in January. The...

February GGR growth expected to reach 16-19 percent: Bernstein

January GGR growth in Macau expected to reach 16 to 19 percent year-on-year, however, the pre-CNY slowdown may affect estimates, said Bernstein in a...

Macau GGR picked up last week, Grand Prix slowdown expected

Macau GGR was much stronger than expected in the second week of November, with month-to-date figures reaching MOP9.4 billion with an ADR of MOP...

Risk consultancy warns of anti-corruption revival

China appears to be ratcheting up its campaign against corruption once again ahead of the Chinese Communist Party Congress later this year, a leading...

March GGR growth seen moderating

Macau’s gross gaming revenue growth is expected to moderate in March after a near 18 percent jump in February that topped expectations, analysts say. Buckingham...

Crown’s homecoming

Crown has recently re-focused its efforts on expanding its Australian business in the wake of the Chinese VIP crackdown and the arrest of 18 of its employees on “gambling related” charges. Crown Resorts has bucked the trend of going global, selling down 155 million ordinary shares in its Melco Crown Entertainment (MCE) joint-venture back to the Macau-based gaming company to refocus on its Australian business. However, the move comes as the market at home stagnates and a crackdown on marketing to VIPs reverberates through the industry.

Success Universe posts 2015 loss, optimistic on future prospects

Macau casino investor Success Universe Group swung to a 2015 loss as shared profit from its flagship Ponte 16 project fell and its lottery...

Chinese lottery operator MelcoLot reports net loss of HK$35.9 million

Chinese lottery services provider MelcoLot Ltd reported a net loss of HK$35.9 million (US$4.5 million) for the year ended Dec. 31, 2015, representing a...
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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.
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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.
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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.