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MGTO proposes tourist tax price following study

The Macau Government Tourism Office has completed its feasibility study on its proposed tourist tax, which has been under consideration for nearly a year.  According...

QC Gambling Ordinance to be implemented in her term: Belmonte

Quezon City Acting Mayor Joy Belmonte says that the ordinance that requires residents to pay entry fees to casinos may be implemented in her...
Pagcor

Pagcor warns Quezon City has no right to regulate gaming

The Philippine Amusement and Regulatory Corp. has stressed that the Quezon City government has no right to regulate casinos in its territory and therefore...

Ruling Coalition agrees on casino entry fee

Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner Komeito have agreed on casino entry fees of JPY6,000 (US$57), which are set to come...

Japan mulls casino entry fee, 30 percent tax rate

Japan is considering imposing an entry fee to casinos of Y2000 ($18.6) and imposing a tax rate of 30 percent on operators’ revenue, according...

Philippine outlook clouded by smoking ban, RWM attack

The attack on Resorts World Manila, a likely public smoking ban and a proposed casino entry fee are putting pressure on the Philippine gambling industry. It was the best-performing in Asia last year and tipped again for strong growth, but smoking bans have never been known to produce a positive effect on revenue, while the attack hits a country that has long struggled with the perception it is not safe. 

PH casino entry fee a negative for mass-gaming: MS

Adding a casino entry fee to casinos in the Philippines will have a negative impact on mass-market gambling, said Morgan Stanley analysts in a...

Goa casinos take brunt of increased fees

Despite the hike in the entertainment tax and license fees for onshore and offshore casinos in the state, Goa’s casino operators have decided not...

Locals banned from casinos in Sikkim, entry fee hiked

The Sikkim government has banned locals from entering casinos and playing in live casinos, Glaws reports, quoting the official gazette. As per the notification, “only...

Goa Chief Minister raises entertainment tax and license fees for Goan casinos

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar says there will be a hike in the entertainment tax and license fees for onshore and offshore casinos in...
Solid Gaming

Knowledge trumps content in Asia’s complex i-gaming world

In Asia’s complex and diverse igaming landscape, having the right content means business success only if one more key ingredient is included - market knowledge. 

Instant and secure deposits

AstroPay is the pioneer payment solution for thousands of consumers in Latin America, Asia and Africa, who want to purchase online on international sites, that helps merchants access new markets through its main product, AstroPay Card.

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...

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 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.
Winning The Future Chinese Tourist

Winning the Chinese Tourist & China Tourism Blacklist

The AGB Webinar hears from Professor Wolfgang Arlt of COTRI, Shirley Tam of Okada Manila and Desmond Lam of UMAC to discuss future expectations...
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South Korea Casino Recovery

The fifth edition of the AGB Webinar Series will take you to South Korea, one of the first countries to reopen their gaming industry...

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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.
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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.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Sep 2020 Edition

IN FOCUS: SPORTS BETTING Ball games bounce back. Major sporting events are slowly ramping up around the world and with them the drama and surprises, not all of them good for sports betting operators.