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Russia overhauls sports betting legislation

Russia has approved legislation that will significantly overhaul its sports betting industry, imposing tax on bets placed on overseas events and extending financial obligations to all market participants. 

Taxes lowered for Tigre de Cristal over Covid-19 outbreak

The legislative assembly in Russia's Primorye has temporarily lowered taxes for Tigre de Cristal as a relief measure over the Covid-19 outbreak, a local...

POGOs warned to pay taxes or hit the road

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque has warned Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) that they’d better pay all their taxes or else leave the country. “Our position...

Ukraine parliament committee approves tax framework

A Ukraine parliamentary committee has approved the initial tax framework for its nascent gambling industry, setting a rate of 5 percent of gross gaming revenue for sportsbooks.

Macau drops tourist tax idea

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) announced on Thursday that it was dropping the notion of imposing a tax on inbound tourists. “After making a...

GMA warns Japanese policymakers against “killing the golden goose”

Global Market Advisors issued a research brief on Monday about the current status of the IR project in Japan, including a warning to Japanese...

Casino winnings taxation policy delayed until next year

Some lawmakers have grown concerned that the proposed policy on the taxation of casino winnings is too heavy-handed, and a settlement of the issue has been delayed until next year.

Osaka government plans for IR tax revenue division

Osaka’s governing party has finalized its plans on how to divide IR local tax revenues in the event that the central government licenses the Yumeshima IR and its separate initiative to administratively merge Osaka prefecture and city is approved in a popular referendum expected to be held in late 2020.

Duterte gives POGOs three days to pay taxes before being “punched”

President Rodrigo Duterte personally entered the debate over delinquent Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) on Friday, warning them that unless these firms paid their taxes within three days, they would be “punched” and “shot.”

POGO crackdown has produced $25 million in extra tax revenues

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez has declared that the task force led by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has wrung an additional PHP1.2 billion (about $25 million) in tax revenues from a delinquent POGO that was temporarily shut down in September.
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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.