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Authorities arrest 342 Chinese in an investment scam outfit

The Philippines on Friday said it has detained hundreds of Chinese workers, as part of a continued crackdown against unlicensed online gaming businesses.  A total...

1,000 arrested for online gambling in Cambodia

Nearly 1,000 suspects have been arrested by Chinese and Cambodian authorities this year, relating to online gambling, telecommunication fraud, and gang crimes, according to...

Russia targets illegal activities as gambling revenue falls

Russia is getting serious about cracking down on illegal gambling, which is having a significant impact on the development of the country’s gambling zones...

Former ministry official tangled in Kangwon scandal

South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism office was raided on Saturday after allegations emerged that a former tourism ministry official had used...

China to crack down on rural gambling

Authorities in China have launched a campaign to crack down on gambling in rural areas ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays, Xinhua reports. The...

International ties strengthened in fight against match fixing

A new agreement signed between Victoria police and international integrity body ESSA (Sports Betting Integrity) is set to assist authorities in targeting suspicious betting...

Osaka police bust long-running illegal casino

An illegal casino den in the Minami entertainment district has been brought down by authorities in Osaka, with officials noting the business may be...

18 Crown employees reportedly detained in China

At least 18 employees of casino operator Crown Resorts have been detained by Chinese authorities, local media reports. "Crown believes that a number of our...

Vietnam police busts $58 million online gambling ring

Vietnam authorities cracked down on an online football gambling ring worth VND1.3 trillion ($58 million) over the weekend, local media reports. A total of 14...

Authorities probe Wynn Macau over smoking violations

Macau authorities are looking into allegations that Wynn Macau breached smoking rules after 70 of the casino’s employees went on strike to protest against...
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.