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Pandemic casino floor restrictions not as painful as expected

No doubt, limits on customer numbers and distancing has hurt casino gaming revenue over the past year, but gaming industry executive David Croft says the increased spacing hasn’t hurt yields as much as one would expect. 
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Sihanoukville under curfew, alcohol ban until June 6

The local government in Preah Sihanouk has imposed an overnight curfew, banned alcohol and prohibited gatherings outside of family groups in Sihanoukville due to a rise in Covid cases.
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MGM Resorts LV properties return to full gaming floor occupancy

U.S. based casino operator MGM Resorts has been given the go-ahead by the Nevada Gaming Control Board to return their gaming floors to full pre-pandemic occupancy with no social distancing. 

Crown Perth reopening from Saturday May 8

Crown Perth, which has had a choppy few weeks in terms of openings and forced Covid closures, said it's reopening from May 8th.

Crown Melbourne increases capacity limits

Crown Resorts said it has been allowed to ease social distancing requirements at its Crown Melbourne property to allow up to 75 percent of its permitted capacity.

SkyCity announces easing of Auckland restrictions

SkyCity Entertainment said its Auckland property will be able to operate without restrictions on mass gatherings from Tuesday, 23 February after the government moved the Covid-19 alert to level 1 from level 2.

PAGCOR allows poker clubs to increase capacity

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) said it will allow licensed poker clubs to widen or customise their tables to allow greater seating capacity, while maintaining social distancing rules.

Star says can host 10,000 casino guests as curbs eased

Australia's Star Entertainment said it will now be able to host up to 10,000 guests in its casino areas in Sydney following the easing of Covid-19 mandated restrictions.
Paradise Co. records deteriorating sales figures in November

Paradise January sales reverse improving trend, drop 36.2%

Paradise Co. reported its casino sales in January declined 36.2 percent from the prior month, after seeing strong improvement in December.

South Korea extends social distancing until January 3

South Korea said on Sunday it will extend social distancing measures introduced to try to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic for another six days, to Jan. 3 after reporting a further 970 cases on Saturday.
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Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2022

The Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) is the place to see new products and services, network, attend thought-provoking seminars, seek business partners and generate sales....
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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.

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G2E Asia 2021

AGBriefings, June, 2021, Resorts World Las Vegas

Asia Gaming Briefings – June 2021 Edition

For this edition of our magazine, we focus on Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines. The country’s casino industry has been among the hardest hit in Asia, with the integrated resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City having remained mostly closed to the general public since the beginning of the crisis last year.
Asia Gaming Briefings, april 2021

Asia Gaming Briefings – April 2021 Edition

In this April edition of Asia Gaming Briefings we take the pulse of how the North Asia jurisdictions of Japan, Korea and the Russian Far East have fared.
Agbriefings February 21

Asia Gaming Briefings – Feb 2021 Edition

The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.