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NagaWorld temporarily closes as Covid-19 detected among staff

Hong Kong-listed NagaCorp has announced the voluntary suspension of operations at its NagaWorld property in Phnom Penh after several staff were found positive for Covid-19, as well as a rise in Covid-19 community transmissions in the country. 
Macau tourists

Macau March GGR seen down mid-60%, HK reopening in Q2: Bernstein

Macau Gross gambling revenue (GGR) in March is expected to be down in the low to mid-sixties percent from the same month last year, though visitation is expected to improve in Spring and travel with Hong Kong may resume from Q2, Bernstein Research said in a note.

Sihanoukville urges against travel as Covid cases rise

Authorities in Sihanoukville have warned visitors not to come to the city and urged its residents to stay in place to curb the spread of a new outbreak of Covid-19.

Crown Melbourne operating conditions eased

Following a statement issued by the Victorian government, operating conditions at Crown Melbourne were eased with effect from this past weekend.
Galaxy board Q4

Melco/Galaxy turn EBITDA positive, upbeat on recovery

The last two of Macau’s operators released Q4 results on Thursday, with both returning to profit at the EBITDA-level and expressing confidence in the market recovery.

Sihanoukville’s Jin Bei closed after Covid case

All three segments of the Jin Bei Hotel as well as the Horng Gon Chea Yi Hotel in Sihanoukville have been closed down after two Chinese women were diagnosed with Covid-19.

Cambodia, Macau seen as leading casino recovery: Colliers

Cambodia and Macau are expected to lead the recovery in Asia-Pacific gaming this year, trailed by Singapore and the Philippines, according to a report from Colliers International. Cambodia's gross gambling revenue may hit 60 percent of its pre-Covid base.

APAC tourism to pick up in H2, but will remain low: Fitch

Fitch Ratings predicts a slow return in international tourism flows across the Asia Pacific to begin in 2H21, but arrivals will remain well below pre-pandemic levels and projections will depend on virus containment and effective vaccine distribution.
Resorts World Sentosa

Genting Singapore looking at design changes for Phase 2

Genting Singapore says it's considering major design changes to the expansion plans for Resorts World Sentosa to take account of new health and safety requirements and the changing dynamics of the VIP market.

Malaysian with Covid-19 suspected of visiting RWS

Singapore authorities are investigating the case of a Malaysian truck driver, who tested positive for Covid-19, and who visited Genting Singapore's Resorts World Sentosa casino.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.