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DICJ considers yearly attack drills

The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau is considering holding an annual armed attack drill to test the ability for public-sector departments and the local...

House panel clears RWM of liabilities in 2017 gunman attack

Three committees of the House of Representatives have recommended no charges to be filed against Resorts World Manila following the lone gunman attack of...

Threat assessment capability seen as key to casino security

The deadly attack on Resorts World Manila (RWM) last year was a wake-up call for casino resorts in the Philippines and across the wider region, leading to calls to improve security and properly assess the risks facing each jurisdiction. There is no one-size fits all solution, therefore security experts say a clear understanding of the potential threats is key. 

Gaining strength from adversity – Interview with Stephen Reilly, COO RWM

Resorts World Manila (RWM) was the first integrated resort (IR) to open in the Philippines and is the only one not located in Entertainment City, but opposite the country’s primary international airport. The property is currently in the third phase of its expansion, which will consist of a further three hotels, more gaming and other amenities, and is scheduled to be completed by 2018. Chief Operating Officer Stephen Reilly tells AGB about recovery from a deadly attack last year and how the resort fosters a loyal local base. 

Steve Wynn says Vegas shooter seemed “rational”

Steve Wynn, the billionaire head of Wynn Resorts, said the man who opened fire on a crowd attending a music festival in Las Vegas...

RWM sees signs of recovery

Alliance Global, owner and operator of Resorts World Manila, said it is seeing signs of recovery following the casino attack in June that left...

Travellers’ profit misses forecasts after RWM attack

Travellers International Hotel Group reported a lower-than-expected profit for the first half of 2017 after a June 2 attack shut down gaming operations at...
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Pagcor cuts 2017 GGR estimates

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. has cut its forecasts for 2017 gross gambling revenue, in part because of the June attack on Resorts...

Manila police prepare to file charges against RWM

Police authorities in Manila are preparing to file criminal charges against the management of Resorts World and its security agency for the deaths of...

Philippine outlook clouded by smoking ban, RWM attack

The attack on Resorts World Manila, a likely public smoking ban and a proposed casino entry fee are putting pressure on the Philippine gambling industry. It was the best-performing in Asia last year and tipped again for strong growth, but smoking bans have never been known to produce a positive effect on revenue, while the attack hits a country that has long struggled with the perception it is not safe. 
Life After Pogos

Life After POGOs – AGB Dossier

This Dossier results from the “Life After POGOs” editorial project by Asia Gaming Brief which culminated with a pop-up digital forum on 9th December to discuss potentials ramifications in the industry.

Australian market report: How to adapt to the new normal

Covid-19 forced the rapid and unexpected closure of venues across Australia, changing the operating environment with unprecedented speed and leaving managers scrambling to adapt...
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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.
AGB Webinar Attracting Players, Not Fraudsters

Attracting players, not fraudsters

With sports betting restarting we are now seeing traffic levels return to pre-COVID levels. The same is unfortunately true for fraudulent activities as operators tempt players, both new and existing, with lucrative bonuses and attractive game offerings.
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.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Nov 2020 Edition

While nowhere in the world has escaped the economic fallout from the Covid-19 crisis, Macau has been hit harder than most, with forecasts for gross domestic product to shrink more than 50 percent this year.
asia gaming briefings OCT 20

Asia Gaming Briefings – Oct 2020 Edition

Before the Covid-19 crisis, tourism in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region was at a record high, on track to welcome 80 million visitors in 2019, generating some $90 billion in revenue.