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Covid-19 closures not enough to break problem gambling habits

There has been no major change in those experiencing gambling problems since the Covid-19 pandemic, with a short-term improvement during the closures not persisting once venues reopened, according to a study by the University of Sydney.

Yokohama city to establish a panel on IR concerns

The Yokohama municipal government has indicated that it will establish a new panel tentatively named the "Concern Countermeasures Study Group” to look into issues such as gambling addiction and special security problems that might attend the opening of an IR in the city.

NZ launches gambling harm app

New Zealand has launched a mobile app aimed at curbing problem gambling in collaboration with the Deakin University in Australia. 
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Gambling levels have fallen in NSW, study finds

A recent survey from the NSW government has revealed that gambling levels have fallen compared to eight years ago.  According to a new study into...

Yokohama to hold citizen briefings on IR study results

The Yokohama municipal government, which says it has made no decisions about whether or not to pursue an IR bid, will be holding two...

Gambling addicts at risk of suicide

Problem gamblers are 15 times more likely to commit suicide, according to a study carried out by Lund University in Sweden. According to the U.K.’s...

Australia has “disproportionate” amount of slot machines: report

Australia’s population has access to more pub and club-based slot machines than any other country in the world, according to a report from The...

Esports industry total revenue reaches $1.5 billion in 2017

The eSports industry brought in a total of $1.5 billion in revenue in 2017, a number expected to grow 26 percent by 2020, according...

Offshore gamblers more likely to be problem gamblers: study

More than 25 percent of Australian online gamblers are users of illegal offshore gambling sites, and are more likely to be problem gamblers, according...

Study suggests link between trauma and addiction

Men who have endured physical abuse or violence at home as a child are more likely to become problem gamblers, according to a recent...

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.
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.
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.
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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.