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Hard Rock buys London casino license from Ritz

Hard Rock International said it has acquired the casino premise license from The Ritz Club in London, UK. This transaction will allow Hard Rock to seek out and establish a new casino premise in London, continuing Hard Rock’s expansion into major gateway cities around the world.

Genting permanently closes U.K.’s Southport casino

Genting Malaysia's U.K. unit has permanently closed its casino in Southport in Northwest England, with 38 staff facing redundancy. The group has already closed casinos in Margate, Torquay and Bristol and has reduced its workforce in London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Blackpool and Birmingham.

LVS leadership transition well planned, family to retain control: Bernstein

Las Vegas Sands management transition has been well anticipated and well planned and the company's executives are well positioned to maintain the broad strategy that has been in place, analysts at Bernstein said.
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Casino visionary Adelson dies

Sheldon Adelson, whose vision for gaming in Asia helped reshape the skylines of both Macau and Singapore, has died at age 87 following complications for the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. 

Sheldon Adelson dies from cancer-treatment complications

Las Vegas Sands said its founder and CEO, Sheldon Adelson, has died at 87 following complications related to his treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. 
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Mobile trends to watch out for in 2021

2020 was the year that changed the game. Locked in their homes hoping for the pandemic to blow over, consumers spent more time and...

Las Vegas Sands in talks to begin sports betting

Las Vegas Sands is in talks with potential partners to enter sports betting in what would be a major shift in strategy for the company, which has previously rejected online gambling.

Entain CEO quits to join sports streaming company

Entain plc, formerly known as GVC Holdings PLC, said its CEO Shay Segev has given notice of his intention to leave the company to become Co-CEO of DAZN, a privately owned global sports streaming platform. Entain is the subject of an $11 billion bid from MGM Resorts.

MGM shareholder offers US$1 billion for success of Entain takeover bid

MGM Resorts International's biggest shareholder, Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp, has vowed to help the company in its takeover attempt of Entain, willing to kick in an additional US$1 billion to get the deal done.
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MGM’s Entain bid may create “butterfly effect” in Asia

It’s been anything but a slow start to the New Year. While only in its embryonic stages, MGM Resorts International’s bid for the U.K.’s Entain has the potential to trigger a chain of events that could have wide reaching implications for gaming in Asia.
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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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.
AGB Webinar Attracting Players, Not Fraudsters

Attracting players, not fraudsters

With sports betting restarting we are now seeing traffic levels return to pre-COVID levels. The same is unfortunately true for fraudulent activities as operators tempt players, both new and existing, with lucrative bonuses and attractive game offerings.
asia gaming briefings Dec 20

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.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Nov 2020 Edition

While nowhere in the world has escaped the economic fallout from the Covid-19 crisis, Macau has been hit harder than most, with forecasts for gross domestic product to shrink more than 50 percent this year.
asia gaming briefings OCT 20

Asia Gaming Briefings – Oct 2020 Edition

Before the Covid-19 crisis, tourism in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region was at a record high, on track to welcome 80 million visitors in 2019, generating some $90 billion in revenue.