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Casino Commission applies for law enforcement authority

Commonwealth Casino Commission chairman Juan M. Sablan and executive director Edward C. Deleon have asked lawmakers to grant law enforcement powers to the commission,...

Government passes law banning off-duty casino workers

The Macau government has passed an amended law that bans casino workers from entering the properties outside of working hours.

AML laws come into force

Casinos in the Philippines will have to comply with the country’s Anti Money Laundering guidelines from Jan 4 this year. The government changed regulations to...

Smoking ban enforcement effective, says Health Bureau

Macau’s Health Bureau has defended its enforcement of the smoking ban in Macau’s casinos to date, saying it has been effective. The government bureau made...

Macau staff union urges smoking ban enforcement

A Macau casino labor union has petitioned the government to strengthen the enforcement of its smoking ban in gaming venues, local media reports. The petition...

Australia needs more anti-corruption resources

Anti-corruption experts in the US and Europe say Australian federal police and corporate watchdog ASIC may be spread too thinly to combat anti-bribery cases...

Anti-gambling advertising group pushes for new advertising code

The Australian Association of National Advertising is pushing for a code that could see gambling operators financially penalized for showing “irresponsible” ads to vulnerable...
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.