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CNY visitor numbers fall short of expectations

The number of visitors to Macau during the first five days of Chinese New Year was down 70 percent compared to 2020 to 63,000, far below MGTO expectations of 100,000 visitors. The majority of visitors came from Mainland China entering through land borders. 
Golden Week Travel - infographic

Chinese Movements During Golden Week [Infographic]

It is not, as some Western media have said because the Chinese do not dare to travel. With 637 million domestic trips during Golden Week, it shows that people are not afraid to travel.

Chinese POGO workers to get “good manners” training

House Committee on Games and Amusement Vice-Chair Ronnie Ong has expressed support for a PAGCOR initiative to conduct “Good Manners and Right Conduct” and...

China cancels passport of thousands of POGO workers

The Philippines Bureau of Immigration may be dealing with the mass deportation of Chinese POGO workers - who face having their passports canceled by...

Chinese tourists likely to travel again after Easter: COTRI

Professor Dr. Wolfgang George Alrt, founder and director of the China Outbound Tourism Research Institute (COTRI) said he expects Chinese outbound tourism to begun...

200,000 Chinese nationals left Cambodia before end of 2019

The Cambodian Department of Immigration on Thursday has reported that more than 200,000 Chinese left the country in the lead up to its ban...

Sochi opens up direct flights between Shenzhen

The Russian southern city of Sochi has opened up a direct flight route between itself and the Chinese city of Shenzhen.  According to Russian media,...

Four suspects identified in POGO worker kidnapping

Philippines police have identified four Chinese suspects in the kidnapping of a Chinese Philippine offshore gaming operator (POGO) employee in Makati on December 9.  One...

Chinese kidnappings up 71% in 2019

The number of kidnappings on Chinese nationals has risen by 71 percent from 2018 to 2019, according to data from the Philippines National Police,...

Standalone progressive innovations

At MGS 2019, Konami will showcase their top-performing products and include proven to perform standalone progressive (SAP) innovations such as Star Watch and Golden...

All set for the FBM slots expansion campaign in Asia

FBM has been developing its slots offer over the last three years, with operations established in Europe and North America. The company is now accelerating its slots expansion campaign in Asia
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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.
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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.
Agbriefings February 21

Asia Gaming Briefings – Feb 2021 Edition

The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.
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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.