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Coronavirus hits industry, but underlying demand seen strong

Looking at the Chinese New Year visitation figures for Macau, it’s difficult not to be pessimistic about the near-term outlook for gaming in Asia, though analysts say underlying demand remains strong and there is likely to be a snap back once the situation improves.

Chinese New Year celebrations cancelled over Wuhan coronavirus

Gaming analysts are scrambling to estimate the economic impact as the Wuhan coronavirus crisis escalates and all public celebrations of Chinese New Years (CNY)...

Strong visitation fails to boost GGR

Strong visitation during the Chinese New Year holidays does not have appeared to have given a significant boost to gross gambling revenue, according to Bernstein Research, citing channel checks.

Visitor numbers up 26.7 pct in first five days of CNY

Visitors to Macau reached a total of 842,574 during the first five days of the Golden Week holidays, representing a 26.7 percent increase from...

Melco properties sold out over CNY, GGR growth expected

Macau casino operator, Melco Resorts says it is expecting business to be booming during the lunar new year holiday next month and has downplayed...
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CNY revenue disappoints despite higher visitation

Gross gambling revenue over the Chinese New Year period was disappointing, despite higher visitation to Macau, according to Bernstein analysis. According to the firm’s channel...

Increase in visitors expected for 2018 Lunar New Year

Macau is expected to see a slight increase in visitors during the Lunar New Year period, said MGTO head Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes...

MGM stock drops on Cotai delay

MGM China stock dropped more than 7 percent in Hong Kong trading on Thursday after the company announced a further delay to the opening...

China lottery sales drop 10.7 percent in Jan.

The Ministry of Finance reported January lottery sales in Mainland China fell by 10.7 percent year on year to a total of RMB 29.2...

CNY visitors to Macau up 9.9 percent

This year’s Chinese New Year holiday period saw a 9.9 percent increase in visitors compared to the year before, according to the Macau Government...
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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.
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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.