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Adam Steinberg reflects on Cambodia, Online, Japan [video]

Adam Steinberg talks about the differences in culture and work ethic between the US and Cambodia, as well as the thinkings behind decisions made relating to online gaming and Japan.
Jinbei’s Gary Tham discusses the changing face of Sihanoukville

Jinbei’s Gary Tham discusses the changing face of Sihanoukville [Podcast]

Gary Tham, Jinbei director of strategic & planning, speaks with Asia Gaming Brief Managing Editor Sharon Singleton about the company’s experience post-Covid and the Cambodian online ban. While the longer-term future looks bright, there’s no longer silly money to be made from igaming.

China signals online gambling crackdown via digital currency policies

The Chinese government is signaling its intention to use its digital currency policies as a tool to crack down on illegal online gambling. China Drafts...

Hyderabad police accuse Chinese online gambling firms of hardball tactics

The Hyderabad police report that Chinese companies engaged in illegal online betting have been diverting money to app-based financing firms which aggressively pursue defaulters.
Puducherry government urges blanket ban on online gambling

Puducherry government urges blanket ban on online gambling

The Puducherry union territory government has urged the union government to ban online gaming platforms and mobile apps, describing it as a necessity to protect the mental health of vulnerable people.

Maharashtra bans online lotteries from other states

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and state Finance Minister Ajit Pawar have decided to ban online lotteries from other states, in order to support the...

Police bust fraud group using Wynn Macau name

Mainland police have cracked down on an online fraud group who was found running an investment scam using the name of one of Macau’s...

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...

KRA hopes to introduce online racing betting

The Korea Racing Authority has launched efforts to introduce online horse racing betting in the country, in the hopes of limiting illegal online betting. According...

Govt to shut down tax delinquent POGOs

Philippines Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez has ordered the Bureau of Internal Revenue to shut down and file cases against online gambling operators that have...
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.