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Russia central bank cracks down on online casinos

Online casinos and illegal bookmakers are feeling the squeeze after the Russian central bank has made it very difficult for punters to get paid.
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What does the bitcoin rally mean for gaming?

Bitcoin’s meteoric rise in the last three months has recaptured the news headlines and the imagination of speculators the world over, especially as it continues to set new highs almost daily.

500 com buys bitcoin mining machines

500 com has announced that it has entered into a purchase agreement for approximately US$14.4 million worth of its Class A ordinary shares in order to acquire bitcoin mining machines from an unnamed seller.

Number of blockchains, bitcoins hindering gaming uptake

There should only be one massive blockchain platform as the multiple possibilities in the market at the moment are creating confusion and hindering uptake by the gaming industry, Jimmy Nguyen, founder of the Bitcoin Association said.
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Bitcoin offers opportunities as Covid costs mount

Since it was created more than a decade ago, bitcoin has found itself caught in the unenviable nexus between exciting innovation on the one hand, and controversial disruptor on the other.

TRON reignites optimism around cryptocurrency gaming

A cryptocurrency founded by a 29-year-old Peking University grad and Jack Ma protégé has emerged at the centre of a decentralized online gaming movement which is seeing thousands of users gamble tens of millions of dollars per day.

Japan AML measures under scrutiny

The intergovernmental Financial Action Task Force began an in-depth survey of Japan’s anti-money laundering policies this week, examining government ministries, private banks, and cryptocurrency exchanges.
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SiGMA, Clarion, team for Manila event

SiGMA Group and Clarion Gaming say they are joining forces to produce a gambling show in Manila in June 2020.

China arrest 540 suspects in Bitcoin betting crackdown

Over 540 suspects have been arrested in China for their involvement in a Bitcoin football betting ring, Xinhua News reports. Police in China’s Guangdong...

Authorities to investigate bitcoin gambling site

The Australian media watchdog is investigating an Australian-registered sports gambling website which allows punters to place bets with bitcoin, local media reports. The betting operator...
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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.
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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.