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POGOs to resist political pressures

With the win from China-facing igaming operations forecast to hit $33 billion in 2019, the Philippines has little incentive to curb activities of POGOs.

House of Representatives debates POGO taxation rates

The Ways and Means panel of House of Representatives is debating House Bill No. 5267 of Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey Salceda, with a variety of views about taxation rates being expressed by lawmakers

Labor body calls for new POGO oversight

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) has called on the government to create a new body to coordinate the regulation of offshore online gambling in the country.

Cambodia gaming bill expected early 2020

Cambodia is expected to publish long-awaited legislation to regulate its gaming industry in early 2020, with the bill scheduled to introduce a system of taxation based on gross gaming revenue.
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Finance Dept. supports POGO hubs

The Philippines’ Department of Finance supports the creation of two hubs to house Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators, despite misgivings from Beijing that the plan may violate the rights of its workers in the sector, local media reports. 

Delta plans Goa IR if casino policy changes

Delta Corp., India’s only listed casino operator, plans to construct a major IR in Goa, that could include a water park, retail space and a convention center, if the government approves a policy to move the state’s floating casinos onshore, according to company Chairman Jaydev Mody.

Welfare group calls for online betting tax amendments

An Australian welfare group wants changes to Australian online betting laws to ensure taxes are paid where the bets are made, local media reports. The...
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. 

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...

ASEAN Gaming Summit postponed to 2021 Q2

Given the continued uncertainty and travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Asia Gaming Brief has decided to postpone this year’s ASEAN Gaming Summit...

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.