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PH Resorts eyes Japan’s high rollers with junket accord

PH Resorts, which is developing the Emerald Bay resort on Cebu, has signed an accord with a junket operator aimed at tapping into Japan’s VIP market.

Royal Ha Long records net loss of $1.2 million

Royal International Joint Stock Company, owner of the Royal Ha Long Bay Casino reported nearly a VND27 billion loss in the first quarter of 2021, marking the sixth consecutive quarter of loss for the company. 

APAC to get 820 more hotels in 2021, more in pipeline

Despite Covid-mandated travel restrictions, the number of new hotels will continue to expand in 2021 with 820 hotel projects and 190,332 rooms due to go live in the Asia Pacific region.

Genting’s Lim says outlook uncertain, but will assess growth ops.

Genting Bhd Chairman Lim Kok Thay says he expects global economic conditions to continue to recover and said the group will assess any business opportunities that arise that could complement existing operations or provide new growth.

Goa hotel occupancy falls amidst new Covid cases

Hotel occupancy in Goa has dropped some 25 to 30 percent due to new travel restrictions imposed in neighbouring states to curb a spike in Covid cases. 

Macau seeing pandemic-high number of tourists

Tourism appears to be firmly on the rebound in Macau, with a total of 189,840 visitor arrivals over the past week, which is a record high since the pandemic struck over a year ago.
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South Korea loses allure, leaving projects in limbo

South Korea, which attracted significant interest when it first opened for foreign investors, is now seen as holding limited appeal unless the government agrees to relax its stance on local gaming.
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South Korean casino industry inches forward

South Korean IRs and casinos have received some positive news as companies try to recover from setbacks that were mainly the function of the Covid pandemic.
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Travel overseas gearing up to resume: COTRI

China tourism watchers are becoming tentatively optimistic that outbound travel will resume in the next few months and increase further in the second half of the year.

Demands on Jeju Tourism Promotion Fund increasing

Special loans to local tourism-related businesses have been spiralling upward since the outbreak of the Covid pandemic. These loans are provided through the Jeju Tourism Promotion Fund, which itself is facing a cash crunch as its funding comes largely from the island’s struggling casinos.
AGE at ICC Sydney

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.
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.