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Okada Manila opens rooms as July revenue jumps

Universal Entertainment said Okada Manila is opening more hotel rooms to accommodate visitors as its July revenue spiked 48 percent from the prior year.
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HK protests begin to hit Macau revenue: Bernstein

The street protests that have been rocking Hong Kong for the past nine weeks are beginning to have an impact on gross gambling revenue in Macau, Bernstein analysts wrote in a note.
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SJM H1 gaming revenue falls as VIP drags

SJM Holdings reported a 0.7 percent decline in H1 gaming revenue, as growth in the mass market failed to offset a 25 percent drop in VIP revenue.
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Macau July GGR forecast cut on lower hold: Bernstein

Bernstein Research has lowered its forecast for Macau’s July gross gaming revenue, mainly due to an expected lower VIP hold.

Mass growth outstrips VIP in Q2, takes market lead

Gross gambling revenue in Macau’s mass market sector far outstripped the long-dominant VIP segment in Q2, helped in part by a reclassification of tables following the full smoking ban that came into effect in January.

Mass market strong in Q2 with Melco gaining EBITDA share: MS

The mass market in Macau accelerated to grow 12 percent in Q2 compared with the same period a year ago, with Melco Resorts & Entertainment increasing its share of EBITDA, according to a note from Morgan Stanley.

Macau’s VIPs spread their wings

Macau’s reputation as the go-to destination for casino VIPs is under threat as facilities improve in other regional destinations that offer lower tax rates and better junket margins.

Star Entertainment to cut jobs as VIP revenues dwindle

Australia’s Star Entertainment Group has cut its EBITDA forecast for fiscal 2019 and says it will slash hundreds of jobs to counter the impact of a sharp slowdown in its VIP business.

June GGR seen gaining 3-5 percent: Bernstein

Gross gaming revenue in June is expected to be lower than in the prior two months, but should still gain between 3 and 5 percent, according to analysts at Bernstein Research.

Genting Spore Q1 beats estimates, but analysts cautious on outlook

Genting Singapore Q1 results topped expectations, mainly helped by a higher luck factor, though analysts say they are cautious about near-term prospects.  
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Life After POGOs – AGB Dossier

This Dossier results from the “Life After POGOs” editorial project by Asia Gaming Brief which culminated with a pop-up digital forum on 9th December to discuss potentials ramifications in the industry.

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...
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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.
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.
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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.