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Covid, changes

Covid provides a catalyst for change

A global pandemic that brought the gaming industry to its knees, closed down international borders, grounded air travel and crippled economies is bound to spark some changes.
covid, slot optimization

Covid changes accelerate casino slots optimization

Social distancing rules and changes in consumer preferences due to Covid are helping to prove a theory that casino slot optimization experts have held for some time.
casino customer experience

Making‌ ‌it‌ ‌easy‌ ‌and‌ ‌making‌ ‌it‌ ‌fun: a‌ ‌journey‌ ‌through‌ ‌the‌ ‌casino‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌...

In this special report, we asked gaming industry executive David Croft, former general manager of product and strategy at The Star Sydney, to put himself in the shoes of a patron visiting a casino of the future.
China Crackdown on international travel plans

China crackdowns loom large over international travel plans

As international borders begin to reopen, a key question for the industry in Asia will be whether the preferences of the Chinese outbound traveller have changed.
China, esports, rules

China game restrictions could have upside for esports

There has been a general belief that Mainland China toughened restrictions on underage video gaming could undermine the growth of the fast-growing esports industry, though some experts say otherwise. 
Japan Olympic Games, Basketball

Basketball‌ ‌scores‌ ‌in‌ ‌Olympics‌ ‌betting‌ ‌preferences‌

Basketball surged in popularity in terms of Olympics sports betting preferences at Tokyo 2020, though sports book operators said the games were not a major driver of volumes. 
Japan, olympics, sports betting

Sporting bets on Olympics, Japan and esports

With major sporting events set to resume their Autumn schedules and fresh off the back of the Tokyo 2020 Japan Olympics, our focus section in this edition of Asia Gaming Briefing is on the sports betting world.
Japan, Sports betting regulation

Covid/Olympic costs may speed Japan sports betting regulation

Japan’s government may move to expand legalized sports betting sooner than expected as it seeks to rebuild its Covid-ravaged economy and recoup costs from hosting the Olympic games, industry figures say.
Drone, horse racing

United Kingdom’s drone dilemma poses global threat

The use of drones to facilitate inplay betting on the United Kingdom's horseracing courses has become a scourge for the industry that could easily spread to other global jurisdictions, regulators warn.

Esports continue to race ahead, with Asia a key focus

Esports continue to record strong growth and while the mobile sector is gaining momentum it’s still the traditional forms that dominate betting revenue.