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Tokyo court rejects lawmaker Akimoto’s bail request

The Tokyo District Court has rejected former Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office Tsukasa Akimoto’s request to be granted bail. Akimoto is facing charges of witness tampering after his previous release from detention.

Taiwan upholds guilty verdicts on cops who protected casinos

The Taiwan Supreme Court upheld guilty verdicts for three Kaohsiung police officers convicted of receiving more than $300,000 in bribes from operators of electronic gaming and gambling businesses.

Venue manager charged for failing to identify problem gambler

A gambling venue manager in New Zealand has become the first person in the country to be charged with failing to identify a problem...

14 now charged in race-fixing inquiry

Twelve more charges alleging race fixing have been laid against nine defendants including one new defendant in the New Zealand Police’s race-fixing inquiry. This...

Okada not yet off the hook for fraud charges

Japanese gaming mogul Kazuo Okada is not completely clear of the $10 million fraud charges filed against him, which is still subject to review...

Pagcor to become purely regulatory; Chair faces graft charges

  The Philippine market regulator faces major changes to its role if a new bill is passed by parliament, while the chair of the organization...

Crown employees to face court this month

Australia-listed Crown Resorts announced on Tuesday that all of its detained employees in China, as well as those who have been released on bail,...

ED attaches properties of Santiago Martin’s associate

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached the assets of N. Jayamurugan, an associate of Santiago Martin, in connection to a Sikkim lottery scam, local...

Crown Resorts staff face detention for at least another year

The investigation of the 17 Crown Resorts staff in China is looking to last for at least another year, dashing earlier hopes for a...

Crown Resorts employees formally arrested, still awaiting charges

The 16 Crown Resort employees who have been placed under detention in China for the last month have now been formally arrested, which could...
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...
life after pogos

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.