Saturday, January 16, 2021

PODCASTS

AGB podcast with Chris Rogers

Chris Rogers on the silent victim of Covid-19 [Podcast]

Chris Rogers, a long-time gaming executive who has started focusing his time on environmental sustainability speaks to Asia Gaming Brief Asia Editor about his...

Alex Czajkowski uses live video to win customers [Podcast]

Alex Czajkowski, an igaming marketing expert based in Asia talks with Asia Gaming Briefasia editor Felix Ng about what has him excited around live video in the upcoming year. In our podcast, Alex explains that live video in igaming is no longer just about streaming sports, live dealers, or proxy betting. It’s also going to be an invaluable tool to connect and delight your customers – particularly in Asia.
Gary Bowerman talks about Asia’s tourism recovery prospects

Gary Bowerman talks about Asia’s tourism recovery prospects [Podcast]

Gary Bowerman, tourism industry analyst and director of Check-in Asia, speaks with Asia Gaming Brief managing editor Sharon Singleton about prospects for tourism recovery in 2021, how governments are seeking to boost domestic travel to plug the gaps and the challenges of getting regional airlines flying again.
Sameer Barde talks online rummy in India

Sameer Barde talks online rummy in India [Podcast]

Sameer Barde, chief executive officer of The Online Rummy Federation sat down with Asia Gaming Brief Managing Editor Sharon Singleton to discuss the outlook for his industry in India.
Japan IR candidates

Joji Kokuryo provides tour of Japan IR candidates [Podcast]

Joji Kokuryo, managing partner of Bay City Ventures, speaks with Michael Penn, the executive editor of AGB Nippon, about the candidate locations to host an IR in Japan.
Darang Candra says 2020 a double-edged-sword for esports

Darang Candra says 2020 a double-edged-sword for esports [Podcast]

Darang Candra, director of Southeast Asia for Niko Partners speaks with Asia Gaming Brief asia editor Felix Ng about interesting trends seen across esports,...
Martin Williams podcast on China US relations

Martin Williams on post election China-US relations [Podcast]

Martin Williams, Vixio Gambling Compliance journalist and Asia editor, talks with AGB managing editor, Sharon Singleton, about whether the election of Joe Biden as president of the United States may help to reset rock-bottom Sino-U.S. relations. He says we can probably expect a different tone, but in substance Beijing may even have a tougher time.  
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Ben Lee sees solution for Macau diversification in digital yuan [Podcast]

Ben Lee suggests that Macau might switch over its local economy, including its massive casinos, away from the Pataca or Hong Kong Dollar to the Digital Yuan. He sees this as an “elegant solution” for many of Macau’s economic challenges, and one that still leaves important roles for the junket industry as well.
Jinbei’s Gary Tham discusses the changing face of Sihanoukville

Jinbei’s Gary Tham discusses the changing face of Sihanoukville [Podcast]

Gary Tham, Jinbei director of strategic & planning, speaks with Asia Gaming Brief Managing Editor Sharon Singleton about the company’s experience post-Covid and the Cambodian online ban. While the longer-term future looks bright, there’s no longer silly money to be made from igaming.
Tim McNally Podcast

NagaCorp Tim McNally unfazed by pandemic, blacklist [Podcast]

Tim McNally checks in with Asia Gaming Brief Asia editor Felix Ng to discuss the moves that NagaCorp has been making to offset the decline in international visitation this year. McNally also comments on NagaCorp’s initial thoughts on the China Tourism Blacklist, which we have discussed extensively over the past few weeks. 

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