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Donaco says its positioned for growth after settling spat

Australia-listed Donaco International is starting 2021 on a positive note, finally settling its legal issues and saying it is now positioned for future growth.

Donaco finalizes Star Vegas settlement, says business EBITDA positive

Donaco International said it has now finalized the settlement of a dispute surrounding the Star Vegas casino in Cambodia and the business has returned EBITDA positive.

Thai police arrest 21 in gambling den bust

Thai police have arrested 21 people, 16 of them foreigners, following a weekend raid on an illegal gambling operation in the beach resort of Pattaya.

Thailand braces for return of casino workers exposed to Covid-19

Thailand is bracing for the return of hundreds of Thais who were working in casinos in Myanmar and who may have been affected by Covid-19.
Hoiana

Suncity expansion plans to fire ahead

While the pandemic may have brought tourism to a standstill, Suncity Group Holdings is showing no indication of slowing down its expansion plans in tandem, announcing an ambitious range of targets for 2021. 

Bangkok police arrest 94 in illegal gambling raid

Bangkok police arrested 94 people during a raid to stop illegal gambling in a casino that was operated by 27 people, 13 of whom were foreign nationals. Senior police face inquiry on allegations of negligence.

Thailand crackdown on online gambling

Thailand is taking tough measures to fight online gambling by warning internet service providers and cellphone operators of legal action if they fail to block access to gambling websites.
Visa simplification key to Macau pickup

Covid-19 resurgence forces new wave of travel curbs

As we head into the final days of 2020, Covid-19 is once again ramping up in Asia creating new challenges for travel and tourism and triggering a new wave of restrictions.
Simpleplay

SimplePlay gives out Christmas free spins

SimplePlay is going to celebrate Christmas with its clients by giving out free spins to their players! From 21 December, the slot provider will be giving out a total of more than 80,000 Free Spins to players round-the-clock for 7 days.
Spinola

Spinola Gaming upgrades lottery solutions for Southeast Asia

Spinola Gaming says it’s introducing bespoke lottery solutions for Southeast Asia, where the market has seen exponential growth recently. 
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.