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SkyCity CEO sees future in convergence

SkyCity Entertainment Group chief executive Michael Ahearne says the future lies in online and land-based gaming convergence, a comment he has made after two years of leading the company’s online efforts. 

Oshidori and Mohegan team for Nagasaki bid

Hong Kong-listed Oshidori International and Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment have teamed up to make a joint bid for a license to develop an IR in Nagasaki, Japan.

Nazara Technologies becomes first India gaming startup to file for IPO

Nazara Technologies, whose offerings include fantasy sports and real money quizzing, has become the first Indian gaming startup to apply for a stock market listing.

Macau VIP rises 55.7 percent sequentially in Q3

Macau’s VIP GGR in the third quarter of this year registered an increase of 55.7 percent in relation to the previous three months, according to data published by the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ).
Long-established testing

Long-established testing

BMM is the longest established and most experienced private independent gaming certification lab in the world, providing professional technical and regulatory compliance services to the gaming industry since 1981.
Puducherry government urges blanket ban on online gambling

Puducherry government urges blanket ban on online gambling

The Puducherry union territory government has urged the union government to ban online gaming platforms and mobile apps, describing it as a necessity to protect the mental health of vulnerable people.
MPL raises US$90 million in new funding

MPL raises US$90 million in new funding

Mobile Premier League (MPL) has raised $90 million in new financing and plans expansion outside India.
New funding round values Dream Sports

New funding round values Dream Sports at US$2.5 billion

Dream Sports, the parent company of Dream11, has secured new funding worth $225 million, valuing the fantasy league company at $2.5 billion. 

Real money games in India “next big segment”

Real money games in India are the “next big segment” seeing compound average growth of 40 percent a year, according to a report from Bernstein Research.

Macau gaming tax revenue at 45.6% of budget through August

The amount of revenue collected from Macau’s six gaming operators has fallen to just 45.6 percent of the government’s budget given the effects of the pandemic.
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.