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DoF wants higher POGO taxes

The Department of Finance in the Philippines has said it will back a proposal for a 5 percent tax hike on the country’s offshore igaming licensees.

Casino tax hike not as bad as expected, say analysts

Shares in Genting Bhd and Genting Malaysia rebounded sharply upwards following the release of their 2019 first-quarter earnings, showing the impact of the casino...

Singapore govt. winner in casino expansion

The Singapore government is seen as the main winner in the agreement to allow a $9 billion expansion of the island’s two integrated resorts,...

Genting Malaysia to review marketing expenses after tax hikes

Genting Malaysia said it was reviewing marketing expenses and its cost structure after the government hiked casino taxes and duties in its annual budget, provoking the biggest one-day share price drop on record for the company.

Genting stock suffers record drop after tax hikes

Genting Malaysia stock dropped as much as 30 percent on concern a bigger-than-expected casino tax hike in Friday’s budget will slice into earnings.  

Govt. may reconsider Goa tax hike

Goa’s government may reconsider a plan to hike casino fees by as much as 4.5 times following a petition from operators, local media reports. Chief...

Tax hike proposal gambles with Russian casino prospects

Russian gambling industry executives have lambasted a Finance Ministry proposal to raise gaming taxes, saying that such an initiative would "destroy the gambling business." To date, one of Russia's key draws for foreign investors has been its low taxation rate. If taxes rise tenfold as proposed, the industry will come to a standstill, participants say. 
Solid Gaming

Knowledge trumps content in Asia’s complex i-gaming world

In Asia’s complex and diverse igaming landscape, having the right content means business success only if one more key ingredient is included - market knowledge. 

Instant and secure deposits

AstroPay is the pioneer payment solution for thousands of consumers in Latin America, Asia and Africa, who want to purchase online on international sites, that helps merchants access new markets through its main product, AstroPay Card.

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...

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.
Winning The Future Chinese Tourist

Winning the Chinese Tourist & China Tourism Blacklist

The AGB Webinar hears from Professor Wolfgang Arlt of COTRI, Shirley Tam of Okada Manila and Desmond Lam of UMAC to discuss future expectations...
Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Malta

Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Manila

Regulating the Game 2021

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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.
asia gaming briefings OCT 20

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.
asia gaming briefings Sep 20

Asia Gaming Briefings – Sep 2020 Edition

IN FOCUS: SPORTS BETTING Ball games bounce back. Major sporting events are slowly ramping up around the world and with them the drama and surprises, not all of them good for sports betting operators.