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Galaxy denies favoring non-local workers in Cotai construction

Galaxy Entertainment has issued a statement denying allegations that it favored non-local construction workers as it transferred them from the Phase 3 site to...

Macau ex-sports chief suggests moving Grand Prix to Cotai

Macau’s former sports chief Manuel Silverio has suggested moving the Macau Grand Prix to Cotai, from its current home at the Macau peninsula.  Silverio made...

Sands China reports 8.4 percent boost in profits for 2019

Sand China has reported profits of over US$2 billion for the year 2019, which was an 8.4 percent advance over the previous year’s figure....

MGM Cotai ramp up slow, Bernstein says

The ramp up of MGM China’s property of Cotai has expanded the operator’s footprint in Macau significantly, though ramp up has been “very slow,” according to analysts at Bernstein Research.

Macau Q1 earnings likely to surprise to the downside: MS

The earnings of Macau’s six operators may produce some negative surprises amidst higher staff costs, higher reinvestment rates and slowing revenue growth, Morgan Stanley forecasts.

Peninsula casinos aren’t going anywhere: report

While revenue from casinos in Cotai continue to outstrip their Peninsula counterparts, the latter will always be an attraction for clients “of a different...

MGM Cotai opens on Jan 29, celebrations to follow

MGM China Holdings says the Jan. 29 opening of its MGM Cotai resort will kick off a series of celebrations designed to showcase the...

MGM China 17Q1 revenue gains on mass hold increase

MGM China reported a 7 percent gain in net revenue for 17Q1, driven mainly by an increase in main floor table game revenue due...

Police suspect foul play in Grand Lisboa Palace fire

Authorities suspect foul play in a fire that broke out at the construction site of SJM Holding’s new casino on Cotai, the Grand Lisboa...

MGM China 16Q4 revenue edges higher

MGM China Holdings reported an improvement in 16Q4 profit and said revenue edged up, helped mainly by a higher VIP hold. The company said revenue...
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.