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Legislator accuses Macau regulators of colluding with operators on employment abuses

Macau legislator José Pereira Coutinho has called on the city’s Chief Executive to take action against what he described as “collusion” between casinos and those responsible for regulating the gambling sector, in order to stop employment abuses.

Pandemic reducing number of non-resident workers in Macau

The number of non-residents workers employed by Macau’s hotel, F&B, gaming, and entertainment sectors dropped by 13.5 percent between January and October of this year to about 61,000, according to data published by the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL).

Gaming workers association vents concerns with govt

A gaming workers association has met with the Secretary of Economy and Finance discussing concerns relating to future job prospects and availability, which has...
Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lei Wai Nong

Macau operators not conducting mass layoffs, casinos to remain open

Macau’s Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lei Wai Nong, has said so far gaming operators are not laying off staff and the government hoped to ask for the lifting of the individual visit scheme once the Covid-19 situation stabilizes.

Macau gaming sector employment falls by 2,200 in 19Q3

The number of employees in the Gaming and Junket sector in Macau fell by 2,200 in the July to September quarter, down to 84,900,...

First recruitment agency for IR industry created

The company which runs the Japan Casino Academy and Tokyo-based human resources firm Altima have formed a joint venture to create Japan’s first recruitment agency for the anticipated domestic IR industry.

Hokkaido IR showcase brings together operators, local community

The inaugural Hokkaido IR Showcase came to a close last Thursday, with seven IR operators and numerous other Japanese companies and associations exhibiting at the first public IR event to be held in the prefecture.

Melco opens Cyprus satellite casino

Melco Resorts & Entertainment has launched the first of four planned satellite casinos on the island of Cyprus, local media reports.

Landing delays Jeju Shinhwa opening after protests

Landing International has been forced to delay the transfer of its casino on Jeju island to its new IR complex after protests from local...

Gaming employment increases 0.4 pct

Macau saw its unemployment rate for the period between August to October 2017 at 1.9 percent, a decline of 0.1 percentage points from the...

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.
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.