Sunday, April 18, 2021

India

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.

Goa hotel occupancy falls amidst new Covid cases

Hotel occupancy in Goa has dropped some 25 to 30 percent due to new travel restrictions imposed in neighbouring states to curb a spike in Covid cases. 

Nazara Technologies stock jumps 80% in market debut

Shares of Indian mobile gaming platform Nazara Technologies surged more than 80 percent in their market debut on Tuesday, with the initial public offering raising about $80 million.

Illegal casino busted in Delhi hotel

An illegal casino allegedly functioning out of Radisson Blu Hotel in southwest Delhi’s Mahipalpur was busted on Saturday night, with fourteen people arrested.

Sri Lanka’s “new Dubai” to allow gaming

A Chinese-controlled special economic zone in Sri Lanka is set to have regulation that will cover gaming, according to a draft law, local media reports. 

Goa casino ship has 31 Covid cases

Thirty one employees on one of Goa's floating casinos have tested positive for Covid as cases in the state mount.

Goa government reviewing casino legislation

Goa's Chief Minister said the government is currently reviewing the state's casino legislation, including the power and duties of a potential Gaming Commissioner.

Goa Football Association detects fixed matches

The Goa Football Association has informed its executive committee and the member football clubs that there are indications that some matches are being fixed.

Dream11 valued at nearly $5b after latest funding round

Dream Sports, which owns online fantasy sports platform Dream11, has raised $400 million in its latest funding round taking its valuation to nearly $5 billion.

Survey finds 68% of Indians want fantasy sports regulation

A survey by community platform LocalCircles found that 68 percent of Indians would like to see regulation for online fantasy sports platforms. The survey received more than 50,000 responses from 309 Indian districts.
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.