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Donaco says its positioned for growth after settling spat

Australia-listed Donaco International is starting 2021 on a positive note, finally settling its legal issues and saying it is now positioned for future growth.

India’s online gaming industry sees 78% jump in investment in 2020

Investment in India's online gaming sector gained 78 percent to $173 million in calendar year 2020, according to Tracxn Technologies. 

Aristocrat annual profit down 46.7 percent in FY2020 

Aristocrat Leisure has announced its financial results for the year ended September 30, 2020, noting that its normalized profit after tax and before amortisation of acquired intangibles (NPATA) came in at A$476.6 million (US$348 million), representing a decrease of 46.7 percent.
Regions seen as outperformers

Regions seen as outperformers

Regional casinos in the Philippines are likely to resume their outperformance once the global pandemic eases as infrastructure improves and major projects come online.
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.

Covid-19 creates “unsustainable” eSports bubble

The current surge in eSports viewership and betting is unlikely to be sustainable once sporting events return to normal post the Covid-19 pandemic, according to leading industry figures participating in Asia Gaming Brief’s recent webinar.

Poker eyes renaissance during sports lockdown

With Asia’s sportsbook operators scrambling for solutions as the global sports calendar remains in lockdown, one often forgotten vertical is back in the limelight.

Tabcorp lottery segment drives FY20H1 revenue

Australian wagering giant Tabcorp announced a 4.4 percent increase in group revenue for the first half of the 2020 financial year, driven by performance...

Gold Coast shines for Star Entertainment Group

Australia-listed Star Entertainment reported a 2.1 percent increase in normalized NPAT, reaching A$126.4 million, driven by growth in the Gold Coast.  Normalized revenue increased by...
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...
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.
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.