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The Star fined for breach of social-distancing rules

The Star casino in Sydney has been fined A$5,500 (US$3,831) for breaching public health orders after patrons were seen “standing and mingling between groups”...

Australian bookies receive record fine for illegal advertising

Australian bookmakers Ladbrokes and Neds have been fined a total of $207,500 for offering illegal gambling inducements to NSW residents, the largest ever fine...

Tabcorp charged for illegal gambling inducements

Australian wagering operator Tabcorp has been convicted and ordered to pay more than $14,000 in fines and costs for offering an illegal gambling inducement...

PlayUp fined for illegal player inducements

Betting operator PlayUp Interactive has been convicted and fined A$7,500 for offering customers inducements to gamble, which is forbidden under NSW law. On April...

Wynn fined $35.5 million by Massachusetts gaming regulator

Wynn Resorts has been fined $35 million for not disclosing sexual misconduct allegations against founder and former CEO Steve Wynn by Massachusetts gaming regulators...

PointsBet fined for illegal gambling ad in NSW

Betting operator PointsBet has been convicted and fined $20,000 for posting an illegal gambling advertisement in New South Wales, the second case to be publicised this week.

Sportschamps convicted of posting illegal gambling ad

Wagering company Sportschamps has been convicted of posting an illegal gambling advertisement online following an investigation by Liquor & Gaming New South Wales. The company...

Sportsbet fined for offering ‘refer a friend’ bonus

Australian online bookmaker Sportsbet has been convicted for offering unlawful inducements to punters to entice their friends to open gambling accounts, local media reports....

Deloitte Japan fined for violating auditor independence rules

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced last week that Deloitte Tohmatsu (Deloitte Japan) had agreed to pay a $2 million fine to...

WA to impose fine on punters using synthetic lotteries

The Western Australia (WA) government is furthering the federal government clampdown on synthetic lotteries by including provisions that would fine punters for engaging in...
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.