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Mass market dominance grows in Macau Q1

Macau’s Q1 gross gambling revenue breakdown clearly shows the mass market pulling ahead of the VIP sector, which is struggling to recover from the double-whammy of Covid and policy pressures in China.

Macau sees travel demand from China in May Golden Week

Chinese bookings for Macau during the five day Golden Week holiday in May are up 20 percent over 2019 levels, according to Trip.com.

Macau’s mass market baccarat half of GGR in Q1

Mass market baccarat accounted for 51 percent of Macau's gross gambling revenue in the first quarter of this year, according to figures released by the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau.

SkyCity earnings recovering faster than expected: S&P

SkyCity Entertainment's earnings are recovering faster-than-expected from the Covid crisis, said Standard & Poors in a note raising its credit outlook to stable from negative.

Packer agrees distancing measures from Crown with regulator

Crown Resorts' largest shareholder has reached an accord with the New South Wales regulator under which it agreed not to seek representation on the board, share information with the company or have discussions that are not in a public forum.
Bobby Soper, Mohegan Sun

Interview with Bobby Soper: Expansion in Korea and hopes for Japan [video]

Bobby Soper, the newly appointed international president at Mohegan Sun, talks to Asia Gaming Brief about the group’s vision for its resort in Incheon, South Korea and aspirations for a license in Nagasaki, Japan. He says the group’s entertainment-focused, non-gaming model will help to cushion Mohegan from the notorious volatility in South Korea’s foreigner-only casino market.
Macau, tourism, stimulus package

Gaming focus, China policies constrain Macau credit rating

Macau's narrow economic base and its high concentration of tourists from China restrain the city's credit rating and have contributed to historically high levels of gross domestic product volatility, Fitch Ratings says.

Macau Q1 gaming tax revenue drops by half

Macau's tax revenue take from its gambling industry fell by 50 percent in Q1 to MOP9.1 billion ($1.14 billion), according to the Financial Services Bureau.

LVS launches ad blitz to push for casinos in Texas

Las Vegas Sands has launched a multi-million dollar advertising campaign in an effort to convince lawmakers to legalise casinos in Texas.

Landing appoints non-exec. director to oversee theme parks/hotels

Landing International said it has appointed Huang Wei as a non-executive director to oversee the group's theme park and hotel operations.
life after pogos

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.
Asia Gaming Briefings, april 2021

Asia Gaming Briefings – April 2021 Edition

In this April edition of Asia Gaming Briefings we take the pulse of how the North Asia jurisdictions of Japan, Korea and the Russian Far East have fared.
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.