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Hong Kong to drop quarantine requirements for Macau, Guangdong residents

Hong Kong’s Secretary for Food and Health has confirmed the relaxing of quarantine requirements for non-Hong Kong residents in Guangdong and Macau starting around mid-May.

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.

Macau visitors down 23.3% sequentially in February

Macau received 427,122 visitors in February, a 23.3 percent decline from the previous month.

Macau hotel guests down 58.6% year-on-year in January

Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that a total of 447,000 guests checked into Macau hotels and guesthouses in January, a decline of 58.6 percent year-on-year.

Macau visitor spending up 77.3% in Q4

Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that per capita spending of visitors to Macau increased by 77.3 percent year-on-year to MOP3,129 (US$407) in the fourth quarter of 2020.
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Macau presses Beijing for IVS e-visa restart

Macau’s tourism officials are pressing the mainland government to restart the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) electronic visa, which would allow for more seamless travel between the two countries. 

Shambala casino records nearly 50,000 visitors in 2020

The Shambala casino recorded nearly 50,000 visitors in the three months that it was open in late 2020, and it contributed 95 million rubles (US$1.3 million) to the budget of Primorye.

CNY visitor numbers fall short of expectations

The number of visitors to Macau during the first five days of Chinese New Year was down 70 percent compared to 2020 to 63,000, far below MGTO expectations of 100,000 visitors. The majority of visitors came from Mainland China entering through land borders. 

Macau visitation robust over New Year holiday

Average daily visitor arrivals to Macau exceeded 21,000 around the New Year’s Day between December 31 and January 3, while the average occupancy rate of local hotels exceeded 67 percent. On New Year’s Eve, Macau registered 30,747 visitor arrivals, the highest daily record over the last eleven months.

Macau airport expects sharp drop in passengers through 2021

Macau’s international airport expects to receive 3.8 million passengers in 2021, only 40 percent of the 2019 figure, as the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic endures.
AGE at ICC Sydney, 2021

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....
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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.

Regulating the Game 2021

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AGBriefings, June, 2021, Resorts World Las Vegas

Asia Gaming Briefings – June 2021 Edition

For this edition of our magazine, we focus on Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines. The country’s casino industry has been among the hardest hit in Asia, with the integrated resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City having remained mostly closed to the general public since the beginning of the crisis last year.
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.