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China again threatens gambling tourism, adding to Covid pain

China is showing no sign of letting up its campaign against overseas gambling, announcing it’s expanding its blacklist of countries that target Mainland Chinese for gambling purposes.
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India’s state of gambling [Infographic]

The difficulty in locking down what is allowed or prohibited in India is largely centered around each state government's definition of what is gambling and what is a game of skill. Poker is one such game constantly finding itself on either side of the fence, depending on the jurisdiction.
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Caesars picks up a fantasy sports platform

Confirming the major shift in the US market of traditional land-based operators moving big into the online market, the latest news is that Caesars Entertainment has made a strategic investment in the daily fantasy sports platform SuperDraft.
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Philippines confident of avoiding FATF gray list

The Philippines says it’s now confident that it will avoid being placed on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) gray list after the House of Representatives approved amendments to its anti money laundering bill.
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Covid brings wellness travel into focus

The consensus view is there is still pent up demand for travel amongst Mainland Chinese and disposable income to do so, however, there are subtle changes in travel preferences that Asia’s operators would do well to take note of.

Skill gaming industry requests standardized regulations in India

India’s online skill gaming industry has collectively recommended a policy think tank of the Indian national government, NITI Aayog, to establish a new institution to standardize regulations governing the industry.
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Devil in the details of digital RMB: Bernstein

The introduction of a digital renminbi into Macau would potentially have a positive impact on the gaming industry, easing cash flow for mass and premium mass players, but the “devil would be in the details,” says Bernstein Research.
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Interview with Peter Johns: Edging towards convergence [video]

Peter Johns, chief commercial officer of IDX Games and a long-time Asia gaming executive, talks with Asia Gaming Brief Managing Editor Sharon Singleton about how new technologies are shaping the future of gaming and how more convergence with the online world is needed.
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Russia central bank cracks down on online casinos

Online casinos and illegal bookmakers are feeling the squeeze after the Russian central bank has made it very difficult for punters to get paid.
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Summit Ascent GGR to rise 190% for two years: BoA

Bank of America/Merrill Lynch has added its voice to other recent commentary pointing to significant upside for Summit Ascent due to optimism over its projects in Russia and the Philippines.
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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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Jeju casino revenues in 2020 to be less than third of previous year

A report from the Bank of Korea has highlighted the dire economic situation faced by Jeju’s eight casinos, including an estimate that their combined sales for 2020 will come in at less than a third of the figure recorded in 2019.

Xerox the latest firm to launch lawsuit against IPI

Imperial Pacific International is facing yet another lawsuit for its nonpayment of various contractors, workers, and others. This time, Xerox company is suing IPI for about US$183,000 for its failure to pay for services rendered and equipment rented.

Wynn CEO Maddox, two other execs to take temporary pay cut

Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox and three other senior executives have agreed to take a 20 percent cut to their base pay for the first three months of the year. From April 1st, normal pay will be restored.
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China again threatens gambling tourism, adding to Covid pain

China is showing no sign of letting up its campaign against overseas gambling, announcing it’s expanding its blacklist of countries that target Mainland Chinese for gambling purposes.

LT’s Jackpot Series comes to Macau

LT Game’s new “Jackpot Series” has just been approved for the Macau market, which contains a group of games that are straight forward, simple and perfectly suited for high denomination areas.
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Astropay’s One Touch for immediacy and security

Throughout 2020, positive transformation has been driven by technology companies looking to reach new consumers among the millions of commercial interactions that now are held online.