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Regulator says Macau still studying online gambling

Macau’s gambling regulator has acknowledged that authorities are studying the possibility of allowing online betting to help offset the dramatic loss of revenue due to the Covid-19 crisis, raising an exciting, if remote sounding possibility.

IPL to mark bounce back for India’s online fantasy games

While the legality of sports betting in India remains a question of debate, betting on online fantasy sports (OFS) has been the biggest growth area of the country’s online skill-based gaming industry.

Malaysia open to online gaming?

Malaysia has opened its doors to online gaming companies and is offering generous incentives to firms that relocate, according to Philippine market regulator, the...
Philippines Bureau of internal Revenue

Tax authorities warn POGOs to pay tax before reopening

The Philippines’ Bureau of Internal Revenue has reiterated that Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) need to pay a 5-percent franchise tax before they can resume their operations and denied that the levy was a new cost for business.
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Russia overhauls sports betting legislation

Russia has approved legislation that will significantly overhaul its sports betting industry, imposing tax on bets placed on overseas events and extending financial obligations to all market participants. 

Specifics on Cambodia’s forthcoming gaming laws

In response to inquiries by Asia Gaming Brief, some of the specifics regarding Cambodia’s forthcoming gaming law have been revealed. The draft law was endorsed...

Ukraine parliament committee approves tax framework

A Ukraine parliamentary committee has approved the initial tax framework for its nascent gambling industry, setting a rate of 5 percent of gross gaming revenue for sportsbooks.

Abe government expected to delay national IR development schedule

Several major domestic media outlets reported Monday evening that the national IR development schedule will be delayed for an undetermined period of time in...

Opposition parties to submit IR Abolishment Bill on January 20

Executives of the main opposition parties agreed on Wednesday to jointly submit legislation that would abolish the 2016 IR Promotion Act, an attempt to completely reverse the national policy of the past several years.
Department of Finance

Philippines POGO tax bill filed

A bill that clarifies taxes on Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations, including a proposal for a 5 percent franchise tax on gross receipts, was filed in the House of Representatives on Wednesday

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.
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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.