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Side betting in Macau VIP rooms 6X reported figures: SVA

Side betting in Macau's VIP rooms is probably six times higher than the figures that are being reported and represents money that is not being taxed by the government, security expert Steve Vickers said in an interview with RTHK.
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Japan foregoes controversial tax on casino winnings

Akira Amari, the head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s Research Commission on the Tax System, has clarified that the proposed tax on the winnings of overseas gamblers at Japan’s future IRs will not be imposed.

Gaming startups urge regulation, say government losing revenue

Gaming startups in India have urged the government to properly regulate online gambling, saying its losing a substantial source of potential tax revenue. 

Philippines’ gaming tax regime provides advantage

The Philippines’ gaming tax regime puts it at an advantage over some Asian peers and makes the business commercially viable, according to gaming industry consulting firm The Innovation Group.
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Philippines seen warming to online gaming for locals

The Philippines market regulator may be considering regulation to allow local Filipinos to gamble online to make up for plummeting revenue from the country’s legal gambling outlets, according to industry sources.

Philippine targets for online gaming revenue ebb

The Philippine government’s target to double revenue from online gambling looks to be on shaky ground, as only half the operators have resumed business following Covid-19 and other licensing jurisdictions look to benefit from the fallout.

Exiting POGOs inquiring about Isle of Man licenses

The regulator of the Philippines online gambling industry, Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has warned for some time now that online operators could be leaving the country for greener pastures.
Kazakhstan scores own goal with sports betting changes

Kazakhstan scores own goal with sports betting changes

Recent changes to Kazakhstan’s sports betting law are likely to fuel black market gambling and slash tax revenue for the government, experts say.
Macau operators likely to keep licenses, but at higher cost

Macau operators likely to keep licenses, but at higher cost: Bernstein

Macau’s existing six casino operators are likely to retain their licenses, but the government is likely to impose extra economic conditions in return, according to a lengthy analysis of potential outcomes of the concession renewal process by Bernstein Research.
Cambodia parliament passes gaming law

Cambodia parliament passes gaming law

Cambodia’s National Assembly has unanimously approved a long-awaited law to govern the country’s casinos. 
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.