Sunday, January 17, 2021

India

Ankush Gera

Interview with Ankush Gera: Skills for operating in India [video]

Ankush Gera, founder and CEO of Junglee Games, talks with Asia Gaming Brief Managing Editor Sharon Singleton about the growth of the skill-based gaming market in industry in India, some of the regulatory and operating challenges and what’s driving growth. 

Ankush Gera

Founder and CEO of Junglee Games

Paytm First Games provides online race betting in Maharashtra

The Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC), which conducts horse races in Mumbai and Pune, has begun taking online bets on horse races on Paytm First Games.

Goa appeals to tourists to observe pandemic precautions

Predicting a spike in Covid-19 cases in January, Goa state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has appealed to tourists to take precautions and to observe government appeals to wear masks and practice social distancing.
Delta Corp ship

Delta cements India position with Goa IR proposal

One gaming operator to watch in 2021 will be India’s Delta Corp., whose stock got a mid-month bump in December after it announced it had received approval in principle to build an integrated resort on shore in Goa.

Goa authorities frustrated with casino-related parking violations

Goa authorities are starting to get tough with car owners who have been illegally parking and blocking access ways, most of whom are thought to be casino staff and patrons.

Goa hotel occupancy at 80% on last-minute arrivals

Hotel occupancy in the Indian state of Goa has risen to about 80 percent in recent days on a influx of last-minute arrivals, with visitors choosing to drive to the area and booking with little advance notice, hoteliers say.

Madras court allows Tamil Nadu online gambling ban to go forward

The Madras High Court has declined to grant an interim stay on the Tamil Nadu government’s ordinance banning online gambling and games, including online rummy.

Delta buys land for integrated resort in Pernem

Delta Corp has acquired about 100 acres of land in Pernem, Goa for a new integrated resort and expects the cost of shifting its operations from its floating casinos to be between 1,200 and 1,500 crore.
esports india

eSports racing ahead

India’s online gaming revenue is expected to jump by 45 percent this year as players turned to their mobiles during Covid-19 lockdowns, with esports one of the fast growing stars of the segment.
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...
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.
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.
news, macau, gambling

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.