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SkyCity earnings recovering faster than expected: S&P

SkyCity Entertainment's earnings are recovering faster-than-expected from the Covid crisis, said Standard & Poors in a note raising its credit outlook to stable from negative.

Packer agrees distancing measures from Crown with regulator

Crown Resorts' largest shareholder has reached an accord with the New South Wales regulator under which it agreed not to seek representation on the board, share information with the company or have discussions that are not in a public forum.

APAC to get 820 more hotels in 2021, more in pipeline

Despite Covid-mandated travel restrictions, the number of new hotels will continue to expand in 2021 with 820 hotel projects and 190,332 rooms due to go live in the Asia Pacific region.
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Blackstone sees probity nod for Crown by Q3

U.S. private equity firm Blackstone has provided more details on its bid for Australian operator Crown Resorts, saying it expects to clear the country’s notoriously tough probity checks by the third quarter of this year.

SkyCity out of the junket game

New Zealand's SkyCity Entertainment said it will cease all activities with junkets following a strategic review of its business and will instead deal with international customers directly.

CNMI GDP was already down 11.2 percent in 2019

With an 80 percent drop in casino revenues, the CNMI GDP fell 11.2 percent in 2019, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce-Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Evolution to buy Australia’s Big Time for EUR450m

Evolution Gaming Group said it agreed to buy Australian online slot company Big Time Gaming for EUR450 million ($535 million) in cash and stock.

Former deputy chair of SkyCity joins Crown Resorts board

Australia-listed Crown Resorts has announced the appointment of a new executive director, Bruce Carter, to the Crown board, subject to regulatory approvals. 

New rules set for Australian online gambling domain names

Foreign online gambling operators with registered domain names will be wise to review a change in rules which could limit their ability to secure and keep their Australian domain names. 

Australian cruise industry demands restart

The Australian cruise industry, which has been shut down for more than 12 months is demanding to be allowed to restart operations now that a trans-Tasman bubble has been established. 
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Life After POGOs – AGB Pop-Up Forum

The Philippines and Asia’s online gaming industry is going through uncertain times, with the gaming regulator seeing more and more operators leaving the country for greener pastures.
AGB Webinar - Acquiring and Retaining iGaming Customers

Acquiring & Retaining iGaming Customers

In this AGB Webinar Series, we covered the newest strategies for iGaming player acquisition and retention.
Asia Gaming Briefings, april 2021

Asia Gaming Briefings – April 2021 Edition

In this April edition of Asia Gaming Briefings we take the pulse of how the North Asia jurisdictions of Japan, Korea and the Russian Far East have fared.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Feb 2021 Edition

The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Dec 2020 Edition

Over the years, many of the answers have been remarkably prescient in their forecasts for the near-term direction of Asia’s gaming industry. However, we can safely say that no one came anywhere close to guessing what 2020 may have had in store.