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Tim Shepherd: Vietnam growth to gain momentum

Looking into 2021 for hidden gems / growth stories in land based - outside major VIP IR projects - there are two types of market best poised to recover and succeed.
Monitoring the Mekong

Monitoring the Mekong

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.
Van Don eyes tourism/entertainment hub

Van Don eyes tourism/entertainment hub

Vietnam is seen as one of the most promising emerging markets in Asia and recent changes in regulation will unlock plans for an ambitious project to create a Macau-style entertainment hub.
Filling international visitor gaps

Filling international visitor gaps

Jurisdictions around Asia are noting a strong surge in domestic tourism as a result of the pandemic, but border reopenings remain some way off and local traffic is unlikely to do enough to offset lost revenue in the IR industry.

Covid-19 interrupts Donaco’s financial recovery

Despite turning in relatively encouraging financial results for the second half of 2019, Donaco International signalled that its Vietnam casino was being heavily impacted...

MOF to discuss future of Vietnam gaming industry

Nguyen Minh Tien, Deputy Director-General of the Ministry of Finance in Vietnam has joined the growing line-up of speakers set to speak at the...

Grey market challenges, India opportunities aired at iGA

The challenges presented by Asia’s grey markets and consumer demands for quick-fix gambling solutions were among the key issues addressed at the iGaming Asia Congress in Macau last week. Experts provided views on topics ranging from the perennial lure of China, to the “sleeping giant” that is India, as well as outlining opportunities in fledgling markets such as Vietnam.  

Chow Tai Fook to head development of resort in Vietnam

Chow Tai Fook Enterprises will head the development of a casino resort in Vietnam’s Quang Nam Province after real estate firm VinaCapital’s fund, VinaLand,...

Donaco buys back 1.23 million of its shares

Donaco International, which operates casinos in Vietnam and Cambodia, announced that it has bought back 1.23 million of its shares for AUD825,113 ($604,350).  The highest...

Nine Vietnamese football players get lifetime ban extensions

Nine Vietnamese players have had their lifetime bans for match-fixing extended to include soccer related activities at confederation level, the Asian Football Confederation said. Vietnam's...
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.