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Positive news in Hong Kong raises Macau stocks

Macau casino stocks saw a small increase following an announcement from Hong Kong’s leader that the contentious extradition bill would be withdrawn. The bill was...

First Light Resort & Casino might have second chance

The United States House of Representatives has passed a bill that recognizes the Mashpee Wampanoag (MW) tribe’s sovereignty over 321 acres of land, including...
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Saipan looks to online gambling to offset falling casino revenue

More than six months after super typhoon Yutu wreaked havoc across Saipan, the island has been struggling to get back to its full fighting...

AML a concern for online gambling in CNMI

The casino regulator in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands has asked legislators to carefully review a proposed bill that would legalise online gambling to ensure there are sufficient safeguards to prevent money laundering, according to media reports.

Nepal to seize personal assets of tax defaulting operators

The Nepalese government has proposed new legislation that would give it the power to confiscate the personal property of casino operators who fail to...

Vietnam takes steps to open sports betting, but challenges remain

Vietnam has embarked on major reforms toward opening the country to sports betting, with major Asian-based foreign investors joining the queue to capture part...

Myanmar casino bill submitted to Lower House

The opening of foreign-only casinos in Myanmar is now one step closer with the submission of the Gambling Bill 2018 to the lower house...
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Nepal government ditches plan to introduce separate Casino Act

The Nepalese government has u-turned on its decision to pass a separate Casino Act, and is now looking to attach casino-related laws into its...

Operators hail passage of IR Implementation Act

Two major US operators, Las Vegas Sands and MGM Resorts, delivered press releases hailing the passage of the IR Implementation Act shortly after it...

Legislators raise concern over casino workers ban bill

The Legislative Assembly has passed the draft for a new bill barring gaming workers from entering casino floors outside work hours, however, legislators have...
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.