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Star CEO sees Asia VIPs as future growth resource

Matt Bekier, chief executive of Star Entertainment Group said his firm would try to boost its appeal to international tourists, once the borders were open again, to develop a new market by stepping up its pitches to VIP gamblers in Asia through its offices in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Japan junket executive in hot water over possible Macau gambling losses

The former president of the Japanese junket firm Nine & Pictures is in hot water over a large amount of money that has gone missing, possibly as a result of his gambling losses in Macau.

Philippine tax authorities deny tax refund claim of junket operator

The Philippine Court of Tax Appeals has affirmed the denial of a tax refund claim from Prime Investment Korea, a junket gaming operator, over the corporate income tax it paid for the year 2014.

Wynn Macau increases junket commission to 42.5 percent

Casino operator Wynn Macau has upped its commission rate to junket operators by 2.5 percent, in an attempt to claw back its share of...

Rich Goldman seeks new junket operator

Junket promoter Rich Goldman is seeking a new junket operator to collaborate with, after losing its last remaining junket partner at the Grand Lisboa.  On...

Rich Goldman issues profit warning for 19H2

Macau junket promoter Rich Goldman Holdings has issued a profit warning for the six months ended December 31, 2019, due mainly to the impact...

Rich Goldman posts 26.3% net profit decline

Rich Goldman Holdings Limited posted a 26.3 percent fall in net profit for the 2019 financial year, due mainly to a decrease in the...

Suncity to reopen Galaxy VIP club this month

Junket operator Suncity Group has announced it will be hosting a reopening ceremony for its refurbished Suncity VIP Club at Galaxy Macau on September...

Junkets don’t want to come here: Brown

Significantly reduced VIP gaming revenue caused Imperial Pacific International to swing to a loss of HK$1.9 billion (US$239.6 million) in the first six months...

Gaming and junket workers fall in May-Jul period

The total number of people employed in gaming and junket activities fell 1.8 percent in the May-July period, signaling a possible slowdown in the...

All set for the FBM slots expansion campaign in Asia

FBM has been developing its slots offer over the last three years, with operations established in Europe and North America. The company is now accelerating its slots expansion campaign in Asia
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.
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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.
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.
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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.