Asia Gaming Briefings – April 2021 Edition


IN FOCUS: North Asia


Hong kong, macau, travel bubble

HK/Macau travel bubble positive, but don’t expect a gold rush

The travel bubble that is being discussed between Hong Kong and Macau would be a positive step in opening up the market, but wouldn’t necessarily lead to a surge in gross gambling revenue for the territory.
China

China soft power packs punch in online gambling crackdown

China’s crackdown on online cross border gambling is showing no signs of easing, with Beijing’s increasing deployment of soft power across Asia reducing safe havens for operators.
hatien vegas, cambodia

Casinos shuttered on resurgent Covid

Up until February, Cambodia was one of the world’s Covid success stories, with very few cases and no deaths. That has now changed, with the government in Phnom Penh struggling to control an outbreak, resulting in the widespread closure of the country's casinos.
Sharon Singleton

Should Beijing’s economic rampage concern Macau?

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho says he’s not expecting any nasty surprises from the upcoming concession renewals in Macau, although stock market investors are not so sure.
G&D Grafik_Convego-Pearl-Retail_202107_en-us_CMYK_300dpi

G&D: Convego Pearl offers flexible, secure payment solutions

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, quartz, baccarat

SG: Quartz standalone ups the game post-Covid

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.   

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Hong kong, macau, travel bubble

HK/Macau travel bubble positive, but don’t expect a gold rush

The travel bubble that is being discussed between Hong Kong and Macau would be a positive step in opening up the market, but wouldn’t necessarily lead to a surge in gross gambling revenue for the territory.
China

China soft power packs punch in online gambling crackdown

China’s crackdown on online cross border gambling is showing no signs of easing, with Beijing’s increasing deployment of soft power across Asia reducing safe havens for operators.
hatien vegas, cambodia

Casinos shuttered on resurgent Covid

Up until February, Cambodia was one of the world’s Covid success stories, with very few cases and no deaths. That has now changed, with the government in Phnom Penh struggling to control an outbreak, resulting in the widespread closure of the country's casinos.
Sharon Singleton

Should Beijing’s economic rampage concern Macau?

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho says he’s not expecting any nasty surprises from the upcoming concession renewals in Macau, although stock market investors are not so sure.
G&D Grafik_Convego-Pearl-Retail_202107_en-us_CMYK_300dpi

G&D: Convego Pearl offers flexible, secure payment solutions

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, quartz, baccarat

SG: Quartz standalone ups the game post-Covid

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.   
JCM Fuzion

JCM: Driving efficiencies through smart data

The FUZION system from JCM Global continues to evolve and now has an even greater and more positive impact on real-time peripheral management.
ultraplay

UltraPlay: Best practices for product development

One of the most important considerations for eSports fans is authenticity. This means operators looking to reach that fan base will need to tailor their betting products around their preferences, whether that’s data-driven content, professional players, or influencers in the sector.

Habanero: Content king in player retention

As lockdowns lift, the online casino sector needs to think hard about how to retain the customers it gained during Covid lockdown.

Jade: Pioneering remote gaming in the Philippines

Jade Entertainment and Gaming Technologies (JADE) takes sports betting to new heights. With the recent development of remote gaming here in the Philippines, JADE, will be one of the few platform service providers accredited by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) to offer a remote gaming experience to local players.

INDUSTRY OPINION – Sudhir H. kalé


Hong kong, macau, travel bubble

HK/Macau travel bubble positive, but don’t expect a gold rush

The travel bubble that is being discussed between Hong Kong and Macau would be a positive step in opening up the market, but wouldn’t necessarily lead to a surge in gross gambling revenue for the territory.

LAST WORD – Sharon Singleton


Hong kong, macau, travel bubble

HK/Macau travel bubble positive, but don’t expect a gold rush

The travel bubble that is being discussed between Hong Kong and Macau would be a positive step in opening up the market, but wouldn’t necessarily lead to a surge in gross gambling revenue for the territory.

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