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Mohegan reaches online gambling deal in Connecticut

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and the Mohegan Tribe have agreed to establish online gambling and sports betting in the US state that for the first time allows nontribal gambling operators to compete for bettors, but the deal will face legal challenges.
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Converged experiences: U.S. operators blend land-based with digital

In a report last year, ratings agency Moody’s predicted a surge in merger and acquisitions between online and land-based gambling operators as the latter seek to cement new revenue streams after the chaos wreaked by Covid-19.
MGM-Resorts stock rises

MGM stock rises as investors reward online deal

Shares in MGM Resorts rose almost 4 percent on Friday after investors applauded the casino operator’s latest foray into the online sphere.

BetMGM teams with Topgolf Entertainment

BetMGM and Topgolf Entertainment Group announced today a new partnership centered around an integrated sports betting and entertainment experience. The two companies will collaborate on marketing and promotional offers through the BetMGM platform at select Topgolf venues and within WGT by Topgolf.
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India’s state of gambling [Infographic]

The difficulty in locking down what is allowed or prohibited in India is largely centered around each state government's definition of what is gambling and what is a game of skill. Poker is one such game constantly finding itself on either side of the fence, depending on the jurisdiction.

Australia’s PointsBet goes live in Michigan

Australia's PointsBet is expanding further in the U.S., with its mobile app and digital sports betting product to go live in Michigan Friday, January 22. Michigan will mark the sixth operational state for PointsBet's  sports betting product.

Australia’s PlayUp gets New Jersey sports betting license

PlayUp, an Australian company that provides online Sports Betting, Horse Racing and Daily Fantasy Sports in Australia, New Zealand and India, has expanded its footprint across the US by acquiring a betting license in New Jersey. This is the second market access agreement that PlayUp has announced after the recent acquisition of their Colorado license.

Las Vegas Sands in talks to begin sports betting

Las Vegas Sands is in talks with potential partners to enter sports betting in what would be a major shift in strategy for the company, which has previously rejected online gambling.

Sportradar appoints Jeffery Yabuki as board chairman

Sportradar said it has appointed Jeffery Yabuki as chairman of the board of directors, effective immediately. 
Russia Sports

Russia’s sports betting overhaul pushes up costs for industry

Russia’s parliament has passed a new bill redistributing control over the online betting market, creating a unified gambling regulator to track bets and allocations to sporting leagues and significantly increasing costs to the industry. 

All set for the FBM slots expansion campaign in Asia

FBM has been developing its slots offer over the last three years, with operations established in Europe and North America. The company is now accelerating its slots expansion campaign in Asia
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.
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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.
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.
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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.