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IPI workers begin returning to Turkey with five months’ salary unpaid

Sixteen Turkish nationals who are former workers of Imperial Pacific International, whose H-2B visas have already expired, have left the CNMI, even though the firm still owes them five months’ back pay.

Almost half of IPI construction force must leave CNMI this month

Almost half, or 88 of the over the 200 construction workers of Imperial Pacific International, will have to leave the CNMI by the end of this month because their H-2B visas are expiring.

Genting Malaysia confirms worker positive for Covid-19

Genting Malaysia's Resorts World Genting said one of its security workers has tested positive for Covid-19 during routine health screening protocols. The company said the worker is receiving treatment at a government hospital and did not interact with guests.

Pandemic reducing number of non-resident workers in Macau

The number of non-residents workers employed by Macau’s hotel, F&B, gaming, and entertainment sectors dropped by 13.5 percent between January and October of this year to about 61,000, according to data published by the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL).

Three Galaxy Macau construction workers die in scaffolding accident

Three construction workers at the Galaxy Macau expansion construction site have died from a scaffolding collapse on Tuesday, local media reports. According to the Labour...

Outbreak to cause a decline in POGO foreign workers

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is expecting a fall in the number of new foreign workers in the Philippines Offshore Gaming Operations...

200,000 Chinese nationals left Cambodia before end of 2019

The Cambodian Department of Immigration on Thursday has reported that more than 200,000 Chinese left the country in the lead up to its ban...

MGM announces discretionary bonus to non-management

Macau casino operator MGM announced on Monday a discretionary bonus for all eligible non-management team members, awarding around 90 percent of its workforce. In a...

NagaWorld workers strike for higher pay

Thousands of employees working at NagaWorld in Cambodia have gone on strike, demanding higher pay and better working conditions, local media reports.  Around 3,000 workers...

POGO workers required to hold IDs in January

The Philippines government will be issuing identification cards to all foreign POGO workers starting in January, in a bid to better monitor, tax and...
Life After Pogos

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.
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.
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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.