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Rules on contacts between Japan officials and operators seen as ambiguous

In the wake of the 500 com bribery case, the Suga government has been proposing new rules for contacts between Japanese government officials and IR operators. However, these regulations are being criticized for being ambiguous in certain key areas.

Kangwon Land accused of favoritism in gaming machine procurement

Accusations have been aired in the National Assembly that certain companies are unfairly being given contracts to supply Kangwon Land casino equipment.

Crown Resorts cuts off Packer’s access to confidential information

Crown Resorts has suspended its sharing of confidential information with former director and major shareholder James Packer and his private company in light of his damaging evidence given to the New South Wales casino inquiry.

Myanmar military officers probed on alleged gambling bribes

The Myanmar military is investigating at least three senior officers for allegedly accepting bribes from the Karen Border Guard Force.

NSW Crown probe set to resume with narrowed focus

The NSW government’s inquiry into Crown Resorts’ casino license in Sydney is set to resume after a three-month suspension due to covid-19, however, the...

Online gambling ceased in 91 casinos the following ban

The Cambodian Ministry of Finance has successfully closed the online gambling operations in 91 casinos across the country, local media reports.  Last year, Cambodian Prime...

AUSTRAC to focus on gambling industry

Australia’s anti-money laundering regulator, AUSTRAC is set to sharpen its focus on the gambling industry this year, local media reports. Last year, AUSTRAC chief executive...

Lawmaker requests probe into underreported casino revenue

A member of the House Committee on Games and Amusement has filed a resolution urging Congress to look into the tax compliance of integrated...

Govt to investigate the cause of SkyCity fire

An investigation team of ten different government and council agencies are investigating the cause of the SkyCity fire last week, which was allegedly the...

Education Ministry secretary denies links to online gaming

Cambodia’s Education Ministry secretary of state, Sar Sokha has denied allegations of backing illegal gaming operators, local media reports. Mr. Sokha on Monday said that...
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.