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SkyCity to suspend Auckland casino over Covid

SkyCity Entertainment has advised that from midnight this evening, it will be closing its Auckland casino and entertainment facilities and implementing physical distancing and hygiene requirements at its Hamilton and Queenstown properties in response to the policies of the New Zealand government.

IPI won’t contest CNMI casino license suspension

Imperial Pacific International does not oppose having the Commonwealth Casino Commission suspend its casino gaming license, admitting its failure to pay the US$40 million Community Benefit Fund contribution in 2018 and 2019, and failing to pay the US$15.5 million annual casino license fee, as required by the Casino License Agreement. Meanwhile, it has been acknowledged that Ray N. Yumul is not yet legally recognized as IPI CEO in Saipan.

GKL shuts Busan casino

Grand Korea Leisure has confirmed in a filing that its Busan Lotte casino has also suspended business in connection with the spread of Covid-19...

Singapore resumes online betting and wagering

Singapore Pools will resume online sports betting from Monday and online horse wagering from Wednesday, according to an announcement over the weekend.  However, its physical...

Donaco describes impact of coronavirus on business

Australia-listed Donaco International on Tuesday released a statement describing the impact of the coronavirus crisis on business operations at its Star Vegas hotel, located...

Australia closes non-essential businesses, including clubs and casinos

As of midday Monday, all registered and licensed clubs, hotels, pubs, casinos will be closed as part of Australia’s battle to fight the spread...

PAGCOR suspends gaming operations in Manila

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. said it was suspending all gaming operations in Manila following President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to put Metro Manila under community quarantine.

Princess Cruises suspends operations until May

Princess Cruises, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation, said it will be suspending its cruise operations of all 18 ships until May 11, 2020.  The cancellations...

Belle Corp profit down 9 percent on lottery and keno suspension

Philippines gaming investor Belle Corp posted a 9 percent decline in net income in 2019, reaching P2.9 billion, driven mainly by a decline in...

Hong Kong closes several major border crossings

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam on Monday announced the closure of a number of border crossings with China, with exception of the Shenzhen...
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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.

Regulating the Game 2021

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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.