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Felix Ng

Felix is the Asia Editor and Events Director of the Asia Gaming Brief. He has over a decade of experience developing conferences for industries including gaming, telecoms, investment, biotechnology, and mining. He has developed some of the most well-known conferences for the Asian gaming industry, most recently being the ASEAN Gaming Summit, the Australasian Gaming Seminars, and the Mekong Gaming Summit. Felix covers gaming technology and innovation and is passionate about developing engaging and eye-catching content for the industry.

RGB losses at US$1.6 million in Q4 2020

Malaysia-based electronic games and services supplier RGB International has reported a fourth quarter loss of MYR6.4 million (US$1.6 million) based on total revenues of MYR52.2 million.

Galaxy Entertainment holds event for families regarding responsible gaming

To celebrate the Lantern Festival, recently, Galaxy Entertainment and the Macau Youth Volunteer Association co-organized a family responsible gaming activity where over fifty parents and children were invited to Broadway Macau for a celebration.

Macau hotel guests down 58.6% year-on-year in January

Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that a total of 447,000 guests checked into Macau hotels and guesthouses in January, a decline of 58.6 percent year-on-year.

Taipa-Zhuhai ferry begins services

The new ferry service linking the Pac On Ferry Terminal in Taipa and Zhuhai’s Jiuzhou Port was inaugurated on Monday, and will have a total of twenty round-trip trips every day during the initial period of operation, with frequency to be increased later if necessary.

Vietnam casino operators lobby to end foreign-only entry

A group of casino operators want the government to allow Vietnamese entry to make up for foreigners’ inability to come to the country due to Covid-19 flight restrictions.

Kazakhstan president warns gambling operators to protect addicts and children

Kazakhstan President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev has called for a stricter sense of responsibility from operators of gambling businesses in terms of the prevention of harm to children and gambling addicts. “If necessary, we will revoke their licenses,” the president warned.

Fonbet, Vinline, and Betcity now top Russian bookmakers

Fonbet, Vinline, and Betcity were identified as the top three bookmakers in Russia as of January, as judged by the number of visitors to their websites.

Siberian Coin gambling zone sees visitation up 20% in 2020

In 2020, the number of visitors to the establishments of the Siberian Coin gambling zone, not far from the borders of Mongolia and Kazakhstan, increased by 20 percent, said investor Alexei Sakvarelidze.

Yokohama deputy mayor denies possibility of IR corruption

Yokohama Deputy Mayor Toshihide Hirahara has denied to opposition politicians that an IR corruption case like that of 500 .com can occur in Yokohama because the rules on contact between officials and operators are much stricter in the city than they are at the national government level.

Various formulas mulled to reduce Packer’s influence on Crown Resorts

Various formulas are under consideration to reduce James Packer’s extraordinary influence over the governance of Crown Resorts, although this may not necessarily involve him selling down his 37 percent stake.

All set for the FBM slots expansion campaign in Asia

FBM has been developing its slots offer over the last three years, with operations established in Europe and North America.
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.


Wynn Resorts says not done with Japan market

Wynn Resorts has clarified that its withdrawal from the Yokohama IR race at this juncture does not mean that it no longer has interest in the Japan market, and that it could jump into a bid for another candidate site at another time.

Moves in India to legally recognize esports as sports events

Various moves are emerging in India to legally recognize esports as sports and something distinct from the gambling world.
Covid-19 precautions in Macau casinos

Macau drops certificate requirement for casino entry

It’s a small step, but another in the direction towards normalizing life in Macau, with authorities announcing there is no longer need for a certificate showing a negative nucleic acid test to enter the casinos

SG gaming biz showing signs of turnaround: Union Gaming

Scientific Games is seeing early signs of success in gaming turn around and is likely to build on its recent performance to boost market share, sales volumes and higher win per day, Union Gaming said in a note.

IGT sees higher Q1 revenue and operating income

IGT said it expects its revenue and operating income from continuing operations to be higher in Q1, both year-on-year and sequentially. Global lottery is likely to be up "significantly," while global gaming will be in line with Q4 as Covid restrictions continue