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Melco offers 12-months pay as part of voluntary exit scheme

Macau casino operator Melco Resorts has launched a number of voluntary programs for their staff to take extended voluntary leave or to step down from the company to “pursue new objectives and priorities” 
Agb Podcast, Jeffrey Williams

Jeffrey Williams on Australia’s hospitality staff shortage [Podcast]

This week's AGB Podcast features Australian hospitality recruitment executive Jeffrey Williams, CEO of Barcats, who gives a deeper dive into Australia's hospitality staff shortage crisis. 
NagaCorp

NagaCorp to cut 15% of staff, union cries foul

Cambodia’s largest casino operator is set to cut more than 1,300 jobs at its Phnom Penh casino and pay a fraction of the severance pay that staff are entitled to, according to a worker union leader. 

Australia’s hospitality labor shortage at crisis levels

Australia’s hospitality and gaming industry is suffering from a labor shortage which has been described by those in the industry as having hit “crisis” levels. 
Macau, gross gambling revenue

Macau to reduce blue cards if unemployment continues rise

Macau Labor Affairs Bureau (DSAL) deputy director believes there will be fewer blue-card holders in Macau if the unemployment rate continues to rise. The last time unemployment was this high was around 2009-2011, shortly after the global financial crisis. Chan added that some industries will suffer more than others. 

Casino Rio accused of pressuring staff to resign

Casino Rio, a satellite casino under Galaxy Entertainment Group, has been accused of using pressure tactics to coerce a group of employees to resign in order to avoid severance pay. 

IPI employees receive six weeks of back pay

Employees of Imperial Pacific International in Saipan have received six weeks of back pay that they had been owed, partially alleviating the crisis and clearing the way for the company to resume the construction of its facility ordered to halt by the court.

All six Macau operators offering staff bonuses

In a series of announcements in recent days, all six Macau operators have now announced staff bonuses to most of their employees, generally equivalent to one month of extra pay.

Legislator accuses Macau regulators of colluding with operators on employment abuses

Macau legislator José Pereira Coutinho has called on the city’s Chief Executive to take action against what he described as “collusion” between casinos and those responsible for regulating the gambling sector, in order to stop employment abuses.

Macau Gaming Service Index improves in Q4, staff smile more

Macau's Gaming Service Index improved by 17 points to 130 in the fourth quarter of 2020, with the survey finding staff were smiling more, up 41 points. The survey is compiled by the Macau Gaming Research Association.
AGE at ICC Sydney

Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2021

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....
life after pogos

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.
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.
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.