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Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: Skill-based slots will take over… in time

AGB’s recent article on “where did skill-based slots go?” was well received, though more than a few questions were raised that needed answers.

Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: Where did skill-based slots go?

When was the last time you heard about skill-based gaming machines? We asked that same question at AGB last week and went out to get answers.

Investors warn GST proposals to crush India’s online skill-games industry

A group of venture capital investors have written to India’s finance minister urging him not to implement a proposal that would impose a 28 percent Goods and Services Tax on total deposits instead of gross gambling revenue, which they say will significantly harm the skill-based industry's growth.

Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: India’s GST headache

India’s skill-based online gaming industry is on tenterhooks over a proposal to hike the general sales tax to 28 percent of the total face value bet.

Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: Pandemic, what pandemic? Round four, fight!

Macau is back on lockdown following the worst Covid outbreak since the pandemic started with 21 local cases identified.

India advertising guidelines welcome for gaming industry development

The Indian government’s recent advisory to print, electronic and digital media not to accept ads from online gambling platforms is a welcome move that won’t affect legal skill-based gaming, writes i-gaming consultant Jaydeep Chakravartty.

Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: Which rebound path will Asia follow?

Asia’s gaming jurisdictions are beginning to open up and at present strong pent-up demand is expected.
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Skill-based slots similar to when TITO took over coins. It’ll take time

Earlier this month, Asia Gaming Brief reached out to two skill-based slot manufacturers to understand what happened to skill-based slots after all the hype that surrounded them in 2019. In today’s Face-to-Face interview, Asia Gaming Brief editor Felix Ng further explores some of the issues raised in the article with Michael Darley, CEO of Next Gaming.

Where did skill-based slots go?

The skill-based slots market may have gone quiet over the last few years, but suppliers in the space tell us that they’re alive and kicking, and more confident about their future than ever before. 

India considers bill aimed at governing online gaming

The Indian government is reportedly considering a private members bill that aims to introduce a regulatory regime for online gaming and curb illegal operators, though the bill has already been met with resistance. 

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