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Macau Q1 consensus estimates likely too high: MS

Consensus estimates for Q1 earnings at Macau’s six operators may be too high, with corporate EBITDA likely to be lower than the prior quarter due to an uneven recovery and higher expenses, Morgan Stanley says.
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Ponte 16 hit with US$31.6 million EBITDA loss in 2020

Hong Kong-listed Success Universe recorded hefty losses for the year 2020, mainly due to the Covid pandemic, including an adjusted EBITDA loss of HK$243 million (US$31.6 million) at Ponte 16, the group’s flagship investment project in Macau.

BetMakers sees July-December 2020 revenues up 88%

Australia-listed BetMakers Technology Group has announced the company’s results for the half-year ended December 31, 2020. In this six-month period, the firm’s revenues were A$7.59 million (US$6 million), up 88 percent, and EBITDA was A$0.04 million.
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Wynn upgraded to “neutral” at Citi on premium mass strength

Wynn Resorts was upgraded to “Neutral” from “Sell” at Citi due to optimism over the company’s premium mass business in Macau after it reported better-than-expected Q4 results last week.
Macau

Slow start seen for Macau operators, but growth in H2

Lower operating costs and a better business mix are likely to have helped the bottom line of Macau’s operators in the fourth quarter, despite continued low revenues, Morgan Stanley says.
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Slow Singapore recovery leads to “negative” Genting outlook: S&P

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has reaffirmed Genting Malaysia’s BBB rating, but says the outlook is “negative” due to a slower-than-expected recovery in Singapore.

Macau casino operators face US$1 billion loss in Q2: Bloomberg

The six Macau concessionaires are likely to post collective EBITDA losses in the range of US$1 billion for the quarter ending June 30, according...

Focus on opex as operators poised to report “worst” quarter ever

Macau’s six operators are likely to post the worst quarterly performance ever in Q2, with the focus likely to be on who has done the most to control operating expenditures during the period, Morgan Stanley reports in a note.

Moody’s says Asia operators have enough cash for a year

Nine listed gaming operators in the Asia Pacific region are likely to see a plunge of about 70 percent in EBITDA this year, but all should have sufficient cash to cover basic needs for the next year, Moody’s Investors Service said.

Nomura ups estimates for Hilton/Marriott as outlook “less dire” 

Nomura said it’s raising its estimates for the Hilton and Marriott hotel groups as occupancy has shown slow but steady growth and been better than its “original more dire outlook.”
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.
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Acquiring & Retaining iGaming Customers

In this AGB Webinar Series, we covered the newest strategies for iGaming player acquisition and retention.
Asia Gaming Briefings, april 2021

Asia Gaming Briefings – April 2021 Edition

In this April edition of Asia Gaming Briefings we take the pulse of how the North Asia jurisdictions of Japan, Korea and the Russian Far East have fared.
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.