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Politics and Pfizer hold mixed prospects for Asia gaming

Politics and Pfizer hold mixed prospects for Asia gaming

It’s been quite a week on the news front, with some major developments that all have potential ramifications for the gambling industry in Asia.

Lawrence Ho expects 2019 to be a ‘down year’

Melco Resorts & Entertainment chief executive Lawrence Ho said he expects the US-China trade war and renminbi devaluation to cause a ‘down year’ for...

Chinese president offers to hold trade talks in Macau

Chinese President Xi Jinping has offered to hold U.S- China trade talks in Macau, a move that has been viewed as a slight towards...

U.S. operators unlikely to leave Macau over trade war: Scholar

A Chinese economics scholar on Sunday said it was “very unlikely” for U.S. gaming operators to exit Macau’s gaming industry over the U.S.-China trade...

Wynn Macau Q3 to be impacted by trade dispute, protests

Wynn Resorts says it expects its Macau results in the third quarter of 2019 to be impacted by the ongoing US-China trade war and...

Trade war causes slump in Chinese outbound travel

Southeast Asia’s tourism hotspots are feeling the effects of the U.S.-China trade war, which has caused a slump in tourism arrivals and spending, Bloomberg...
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Beijing not likely to resort to additional stimulus: S&P

Beijing is unlikely to resort to significant stimulus measures to boost its slowing economy, despite a further escalation in the trade war with the U.S., S&P Global Ratings says.

Trade war may slow global growth to 2.7 percent in 2019: Fitch

The imposition of 25 percent U.S. tariffs on the remaining $300 billion of imports from China will reduce global gross domestic product growth to 2.7 percent this year and 2.4 percent next, compared with earlier forecasts for growth of 2.8 percent and 2.7 percent respectively, Fitch Ratings said.
MGM Cotai

U.S. operator’s concessions should be safe from trade war: Bernstein

Heightening tension from the U.S.-China trade war has renewed concerns of U.S. casino operators in Macau losing their licenses.  However, according to Bernstein analysts, while...

Fitch cuts growth outlook for Asia

The prospects for economic growth in Asia have dimmed in recent months, says ratings agency Fitch, which has cut its forecasts for almost every country in the region.
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.
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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.