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Cambodia’s online operators find new home in Myanmar

Cambodia’s online operators find new home in Myanmar

It’s been billed as a $15 billion smart city, powered by the latest in blockchain technology, but in reality it has emerged as a major online gambling hub and the new home to many of the operations that fled Cambodia after a ban on the practice last year.

Fincy pulls out of Chinese-backed gambling project in Myanmar

Singapore-based financial services firm Fincy has announced it will withdraw from a controversial development project run by Chinese investors accused of involvement in  cryptocurrency and online casino operations near the Thai border in Myanmar’s Karen State. 

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.

Novomatic division acquires CashBet Coin’s CBC cryptocurrency

Greentube, the Novomatic interactive division, has completed the acquisition of the majority of CashBet Coin’s CBC cryptocurrency and its underlying blockchain technologies. This acquisition enables...

Jason Yee appointed as Quanta CFO

Quanta has announced the appointment of Jason Yee as the company’s new chief financial officer. This key appointment comes as a direct result of the...

Melco bets on blockchain in innovation drive

Melco Resorts & Entertainment is increasingly bullish on the disruptive impact of blockchain technology on the casino floor, with projects already live and more in the pipeline.

CoinPoint organizes invitation-only party in London, Feb 6, 2020

A very interesting year is expected with blockchain covering more and more aspects of the iGaming world. It is thrilling to discover that top...

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.

Making iGaming payments work through blockchain

Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao’s official slot game, Pacquiao One Punch KO, created by Japanese iGaming developer Ganapati PLC, went live last month, leaving...
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.