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Esports regulators need to play the game

The 2020 pandemic may have brought esports out of the shadows and into our living rooms, but lack of regulation in the esports betting space will hold back the industry’s true potential.

Brett Abarbanel

Dr. Brett Abarbanel is Director of Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, International Gaming Institute, with a joint affiliate appointment at University...

Moves in India to legally recognize esports as sports events

Various moves are emerging in India to legally recognize esports as sports and something distinct from the gambling world.

Paytm reaches accord with ESPL for India tournaments

PayTm First Games has reached an accord with Singapore-based ESports Players League to organize mobile eSports tournaments in India.
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Michael Maerz: “Emergency” content still in demand

It has been a really unique and indeed surprising year to say the least. When live sport ground to a halt earlier in the year, we lost 95 percent of our live sport feeds in a matter of days. That would have signaled logically some tough and challenging times for all in the sector.

PUBG return to India delayed until at least 2021

PUBG will not be able to return to India until at least March 21 as the company has been unable to secure a meeting with government officials to discuss the situation. The game, which previously was distributed in India by Tencent, was one of more than 100 apps banned on national security grounds due to their links to China. 
Darang Candra says 2020 a double-edged-sword for esports

Darang Candra says 2020 a double-edged-sword for esports [Podcast]

Darang Candra, director of Southeast Asia for Niko Partners speaks with Asia Gaming Brief asia editor Felix Ng about interesting trends seen across esports,...
PUBG tops India's esports ladder

India’s esports industry races ahead

India’s online gaming revenue is expected to jump by 45 percent this year as players turned to their mobiles during Covid-19 mandated lockdowns, with the esports one of the fast growing stars of the segment.
PUBG tops India's esports ladder

PUBG back in the India game

Just two months after being banned from the Indian market PUBG has managed to find a solution to get its feet back into the country’s booming eSports industry.

PUBG returning to India with $100m investment

PUBG is returning to India, just two months after having been banned, saying it will launch a new game specifically for the market and will invest $100 million in the country.

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
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.
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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.