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ALH Group to face punishment for free-drink inducements

Woolworths-owned pubs operator ALH Group is facing disciplinary action after investigations found that several of its venues had been found encouraging patrons to gamble...

Consumer protection measures come into effect across Australia

Certain gambling inducements have now been banned across Australia, after a number of measures from the National Consumer Protection Framework (NCPF) came into effect...

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...

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....

Deputy Premier calls out operators over unsolicited advertising

South Australia Deputy Premier John Rau said he has received “disturbing” reports of online gambling providers enticing children and other vulnerable people to gamble,...

Bookies face restrictions on bonusing

Australia’s online bookmakers will be banned from offering several types of inducements after new rules were agreed to by state and federal ministers on...

Tabcorp fined A$16,500 for illegal promotion

Wagering operator Tabcorp has been fined A$16,500 (US$12,600) and ordered to pay legal costs of A$100,000 for publishing illegal advertising in NSW, local media...

Ubet fined for promoting alcohol while gambling

Tatts Group wagering subsidiary Ubet has become the first company in NSW to be convicted of promoting drinking and gambling, local media reports. The ad...

Bet365 guilty of luring customers with “free bets”

Australia’s Federal Court has found Bet365 guilty of luring new punters with a false “free bets” offer between March 2013 and January 2014, local...
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.