Thursday, August 5, 2021

INTELLIGENCE

Macau struggles to respond to local Covid cases, short-term outcome for...

Macau authorities and casino operators are fighting to get on top of the city's outbreak of Covid cases, one which expert Ben Lee calls a "major blow to the industry".

MGM sells MGP, builds $11.6b cash pile for expansion

MGM Resorts said it has sold its stake in MGM Growth Properties in a transaction that will boost its available cash pile for future expansion to $11.6 billion.

Japan online market continues to attract new entrants

Japan's online gambling market continues to attract new entrants amidst reports some operators managed revenue gains of as much as 150 percent last year.

Victoria probe judge rejects Crown jobs at risk with license loss

A former judge, who is running a Royal Commission inquiry into Crown Resorts, rejected claims that 12,500 jobs would be at risk if the operator lost its license.

NEED TO KNOW

Everi reports all-time results high in 2Q21, driven by Games and...

Everi Holdings, a provider of land-based and digital casino gaming content and products reported record revenue in 2Q21, reaching $172.6 million.

Macau cluster to be under control within weeks: Ian Couglan, Wynn

Wynn Macau president Ian Couglan said he expects the small cluster of Covid-19 cases currently in Macau to be under control within the next couple of weeks.

INDUSTRY UPDATES

iSoftBet has launched Nordic-themed Wild Hammer Megaways in which players must journey to Asgard with the God of Thunder, Thor, in search of heavenly wins.
Restrictions to stay contactless, and maturity within payment technology have created a boom for digital payments in both popularity and the global usage.
Scientific Games explains how its  table game technology, Quartz Standalone, will provide a more dynamic experience for players and enable operators to run their business more efficiently and safely.   
South Korean game developer Netmarble Corp has acquired social casino game company SpinX Games for an estimated $2.2 billion.
Sands China's 2021 Sands Shopping Carnival attracted more than 110,000 visits with three days of shopping, activities and entertainment.
1xBet has long been a leading global betting brand. However, it’s not easy to gain such widespread acclaim because each region has its own characteristics and betting culture.
Scientific Games has gone live with its flagship 2021 iGaming release Invaders Megaways, a highly polished space-themed title with a feature on every spin.
Scientific Games extends popular slot franchise Jin Ji Bao Xi with a new iGaming title that incorporates the iconic Megaways mechanic.
Walker Digital Table Systems has announced a $35 million strategic investment by Beach Point Capital Management, a multi-billion dollar investment manager with a sizable portfolio in the casino gaming industry.
iSoftBet, the leading online games supplier and content aggregator, has journeyed to the extraordinary world of the Far-East in its newest hit, Ancients of Korea.

TRENDING ARTICLES

IAGR Boston Conference

IAGR’s annual conference brings senior international gambling regulators and industry stakeholders together to hear from leading speakers, discuss known and emerging issues and connect...

SiGMA Americas Virtual Expo

The SiGMA Americas Virtual show will run from the 13th to the 14th of September, 2021. Features include a fully interactive expo floor, networking chat rooms, and a high-profile line up of panelists.

EGR Power Affiliates Summit

The EGR Power Affiliates Summit is returning for 2021 as an in-person event, and will be one of the first opportunities for the leaders of the egaming industry to come together face-to-face in over 18 months.
AGBriefings, June, 2021, Resorts World Las Vegas

Asia Gaming Briefings – June 2021 Edition

For this edition of our magazine, we focus on Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines. The country’s casino industry has been among the hardest hit in Asia, with the integrated resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City having remained mostly closed to the general public since the beginning of the crisis last year.
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.