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Cruise stock rally pauses as sailings delayed

Major cruise lines have been pushing back their planned dates to resume sailing as the Covid-19 pandemic drags, helping to dampen a fourth-quarter rally in stocks.
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Macau operators to benefit from cost cuts, business mix in Q4

Lower operating costs and a better business mix are likely to have helped the bottom line of Macau’s operators in the fourth quarter, despite continued low revenues, Morgan Stanley says.
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Macau gaming stocks to outperform from H2: MS

Capacity expansion, Chinese exploration and concession extension are likely to lead to outperformance of Macau’s gaming stocks in the second half of this year after a sluggish start, according to analysis from Morgan Stanley. 

Analysts upbeat on Malaysian gaming sector

Analysts have turned more upbeat about the prospects for Malaysia’s gambling operators, despite a recent upswing in new Covid-19 cases, saying the sector is good value as stocks are still down between 15 to 26 percent on the prior year. 

Casinos tipped for bumper year in 2021

Casino stocks are rallying in anticipation of a strong year in 2021, as Covid-19 comes under control and people resume visiting, CNBC stock picker Jim Cramer says.
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Operator stocks fall as Covid clusters reemerge

After the vaccine-induced stock euphoria earlier this month, Covid-19 has returned to dampen investor enthusiasm.

Hong Kong outbreak dents stocks, but won’t have major Macau impact

The pushback in timing for the Hong Kong/Singapore travel bubble dented market sentiment, pushing stocks in Macau gaming companies down by 3.2-6.5 percent, but is unlikely to have a significant impact on Macau's prospects, Morningstar research wrote in a note.

Macau casino stocks hit by fears of China legal revisions

Macau-related casino stocks took a hit on the news that China's legislature was reviewing an amendment to the country's criminal law that could establish a new criminal definition for overseas gambling operations aimed at luring Chinese citizens.
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Nerves of steel and a long-term view needed for stock investors

Asia’s gaming stocks have been pummelled by the outbreak of the coronavirus, but with signs China may be bringing the disease under control, is it nearing the time to re-enter the market?

Korean gaming stocks hammered by Covid-19

South Korea’s gaming companies have all seen their stock prices hammered by the Covid-19 crisis, though with varying intensity. Paradise Co. was one of Monday’s...
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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.