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".

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.

In-person gaming conferences making a comeback

After nearly two years of tough lockdowns, travel restrictions, and quarantine periods, we’re pleased to have begun to see the return of the much-missed in-person conferences for both land-based and igaming industries alike. 

Which casinos are open?

Today, we are again giving a quick snapshot of the industry (casinos open /closed) on a country-by-country basis as of August 1, 2021.

Saipan online market seen as unviable

Saipan’s casino regulator says it wants to hear from potential online gaming investors as it seeks to recoup lost revenue from its failed casino venture, however, industry insiders say they don’t see the island as a viable market.

Melco’s Ho sees no major surprises in concession renewal

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho said he doesn't expect any surprises in Macau's concession renewal process, despite the regulatory crackdown in China that has rattled investor nerves and sent Chinese stocks crashing on Tuesday. 

Rightsizing Cambodia’s casino industry post-Covid 19

Through government action and a cultural norm of wearing face masks when ill, Cambodia has seen few get sick during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the World Health Organization, Cambodia has 275 COVID cases and zero COVID-related deaths as of the last week of September. 

The MICE industry: Will only the small survive?

Marina Bay Sands has introduced a state-of-the-art hybrid broadcast studio, complete with holograms and virtual reality, as it seeks to salvage its MICE business.

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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.