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Thai police raid eight illegal online casinos, make arrests

Thai police have shut down a network of online casinos in raids that took place across seven provinces, with nineteen suspects arrested and cash and other goods seized. In total, eight online casino networks have been shut down.

Russia mulls law to allow problem gamblers to self-exclude

A draft law has been prepared by the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation that would create a system of self-exclusion from casinos for problem gamblers.

Novomatic’s Thundercash Link wins SAGSE Award

NOVOMATIC said it won the SAGSE award for the “Best Electronic Roulette” as well as the “Best Land-based Progressive”.

PAGCOR donates to hospital project, police, red cross

THE Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has donated P123.6 million to the state-run Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) to bankroll a building project.

First gambling addiction recovery center in South Korea

The Jeongseon Gambling Problem Recovery Center, the first gambling addiction rehabilitation institution in South Korea, will soon start operating in Jeongseon, Gangwon-do.

Primorye’s first professional poker school opens

The first professional poker school in the Primorye has opened as part of the territory’s efforts to become host to international poker tournaments.

Richard Smyth becomes SkyCity Acting CFO

SkyCity Entertainment has announced that Richard Smyth, currently Deputy Chief Financial Officer, will become Acting Chief Financial Officer from February 27 to April 19.

New Zealand Problem Gambling Foundation looks to pokie funding alternative

The Problem Gambling Foundation is promoting a new initiative called CommUnity, launching on March 17, designed to connect shoppers, merchants, and community groups in a way that will put money back into local communities, without relying on funds generated by pokie machines.

Pronet commits to new scholarship fund

Pronet Gaming has become a leading corporate sponsor of the All-in Diversity Project’s social media campaign #OpenDoors, contributing to a new scholarship fund.

Scientific Games launches Rainbow Riches Race Day

Scientific Games has unveiled its new sports-themed slot, Rainbow Riches Race Day, the latest creation utilizing the hugely popular gaming franchise.
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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Philippines legislature working on new bill for taxing POGO workers

The Philippine House of Representatives has started considering the substitute bill to House Bill 5777 on taxing persons engaged in Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs). House Committee on Ways and Means Chair Joey Sarte Salceda hopes the additional revenues will prove useful for the cash strapped government. 

Local employees 89% of management at the six Macau concessionaires

The proportion of local employees in the middle and senior management positions of the ‘Big Six’ Macau gaming concessionaires is currently at 89 percent, Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong has revealed.

Thai police raid eight illegal online casinos, make arrests

Thai police have shut down a network of online casinos in raids that took place across seven provinces, with nineteen suspects arrested and cash and other goods seized. In total, eight online casino networks have been shut down.

Russia mulls law to allow problem gamblers to self-exclude

A draft law has been prepared by the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation that would create a system of self-exclusion from casinos for problem gamblers.

Residents lose legal case to prevent Yokohama IR construction

A Yokohama court dismissed an effort by anti-casino local residents to argue that the city government could not make use of the land at Yamashita Pier for IR construction.