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Intense opposition to reducing Goa casino licensing fees

The initiative by the state government of Goa to reduce the casino licensing fees for local casinos due to the long mandatory period of Covid-19 closures is facing intense local opposition, including from the rest of the business community which has not been provided such relief measures.
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Delta Corp takes financial pounding in the third quarter

India’s Delta Corp reported its third quarter results on Monday and, since its casinos were closed throughout the period by the Covid-19 pandemic, the numbers were appropriately grim.

Goa casino reopening facing numerous challenges

Despite being given the green light to reopen from November 1, Goa’s casinos are likely to be slow off the starting line for numerous reasons, including the fact that the state government has not issued needed guidelines and that the lack of tourism is likely to make operations unprofitable for the time being.
Green light for Goa and Sikkim casino reopenings

Green light for Goa and Sikkim casino reopenings

All casinos in Goa have been greenlighted to reopen at 50 percent capacity from November 1 as measures to contain the Covid-19 pandemic are easing in many parts of India.

Sikkim/Goa casinos to open from November 1

Delta Corp shares surged after it said its casino in Sikkim would reopen from Nov. 1, whilst casinos in Goa are also expected to reopen from the same date.

Casinos in Goa/Sikkim to reopen Nov. 1

Delta Corp shares surged after it said its casino in Sikkim would reopen from Nov. 1, whilst casinos in Goa are also expected to reopen from the same date.

Fourth illegal gambling raid on IPL in Goa

Following three earlier raids in the State, the Calangute police on Saturday conducted a fourth and arrested five persons allegedly involved in betting during the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Goa seeks the return of Russian tourists

Goa seeks the return of Russian tourists

The state government of Goa is seeking the return of Russian tourists to both its hotels and casinos as a measure to revive the local economy in the wake of the Covid-19 downturn.
Offshore casinos allowed to remain on River Mandovi

Offshore casinos allowed to remain on River Mandovi to end of March 2021

The state government of Goa has extended permission for its offshore casinos to remain on the River Mandovi until March 31, 2021. There are six...

Goa chief minister signals go slow approach on revised casino rules

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has indicated that he intends to move slowly on issuing a revised set of rules for the state’s casinos,...
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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...

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 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.
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The AGB Webinar hears from Professor Wolfgang Arlt of COTRI, Shirley Tam of Okada Manila and Desmond Lam of UMAC to discuss future expectations...
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South Korea Casino Recovery

The fifth edition of the AGB Webinar Series will take you to South Korea, one of the first countries to reopen their gaming industry...

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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.
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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.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Sep 2020 Edition

IN FOCUS: SPORTS BETTING Ball games bounce back. Major sporting events are slowly ramping up around the world and with them the drama and surprises, not all of them good for sports betting operators.