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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.

China LotSynergy seeks as much as HK$220.7m through share sale

China Ecotourism Group, formerly known as China LotSynergy is seeking to raise as much as HK$220.7 million through an offer of shares to existing investors to raise capital for the group, whose lottery business has been hit hard by the Covid crisis.
Macau visitors up 207 percent in August

China’s cross border gambling fight steps up a notch

Any hopes that China’s anti-cross border gambling campaign may fade into the background have been dashed by Beijing’s latest pronouncements vowing a crackdown will be a key priority this year. 

China keeps up cross border gambling campaign

China's efforts to stamp out cross border gambling are showing no signs of abating, with the Chinese Minister of Public Security, Zhao Kezhi, saying that the strictest measures are needed to eradicate the practice.
Public Security Minister Zhao Kezhi

More than 3,400 online gaming ops taken down since 2020

Chinese police have broken up more than 3,400 gambling platforms, and over 2,800 illegal payment platforms and underground banks since the crackdown on cross border gambling began in 2020, said the Ministry of Public Security on Thursday. 

IMF raises economic forecast for China

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised its economic growth forecast for Mainland China in 2021 to 8.4 percent, up from 8.1 percent in January.

Dota 2 most lucrative esports title in China

Dota 2, a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) has been identified as the most lucrative game in China, with nearly $70 million in prize money won as of March 2021. 

500 .com completes acquisition of Loto Interactive

500.com, which has been transforming from a Chinese online lottery company into a cryptocurrency mining enterprise, says it has completed the acquisition of a stake in Loto Interactive for HK$105 million ($13.5 million).

Sportradar signs media partnership to China’s CBA League

Sportradar has signed a multi-year global partnership with China's CBA League, which begins from the current 2020/21 season.

AGTech 2020 revenue down 7.7% but loss narrows

AGTech Holdings said its operating loss narrowed by 32.7 percent in 2020, even though revenue dropped by about 7.7 percent to HK$161.6 million. 
life after pogos

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.
Agbriefings February 21

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.
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.