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Malta removes VAT obligation for event betting

The Malta government has approved a measure that allows betting on events, such as sports, to be exempt from Value Added Tax (VAT), starting...

Singapore Pools, Turf Club gets go ahead for remote gambling

Singapore locals will soon have a legal means to bet online, after Singapore Pools and the Singapore Turf Club were given the go ahead...

Workers Party opposes online betting launch

Singapore’s Workers Party has expressed concern over the applications from Singapore Pools and Singapore Turf Club (STC) to launch online betting services, local media...

SJM and Melco Crown exempt from complementary tax

SJM Holdings and Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd have been exempted from paying complementary tax, reports the Official Gazette. In Macau, a complementary tax is imposed...

Punters to place bets online as soon as Oct

Singapore punters may be able to legally place bets online as early as October, the Straits Times reports. According to the news outlet, Singapore-based lottery...

Macau top court denies Galaxy’s tax exemption claim

Macau’s Court of Final Appeal has ruled the tourism tax paid by Galaxy Entertainment Group in relation to ‘complementary services’ provided in its StarWorld...

Singapore Turf Club and Singapore Pools apply to offer remote services

Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs is reviewing applications from the The Singapore Turf Club and Singapore Pools that would allow them to offer remote...
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.