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Danang approval ceremony

Macau estimates cut, Korea lags and Weidner eyes Danang

For those of you just returning to your desks after the Easter break, it’s been a busy few days in terms of news in the Asian gaming industry, from a potential new mega project in Vietnam, to the latest on the impact of the Covid pandemic and more details about Japan’s casino regulation.

Hong Kong, Sing, to achieve widespread vaccine coverage by 2021

Hong Kong and Singapore will be the first two countries in Asia to achieve widespread vaccination coverage (60-70 percent of population) by the end...
South korea

Taking the N. Asian market pulse: Is Korea flatlining?

Covid-19, trade tensions and China’s battle against capital outflows have all had an impact on Asia’s gambling jurisdictions in one way or another, with some significantly losing their appeal and others showing surprising resilience.
macau, operators

Operators back in the black and seeing market improvement

All but one of Macau’s six concessionaires posted a return to positive EBITDA in Q4 and are seeing more meaningful signs of market recovery.
Mario Hardy, Pacific Asia Travel Association

PATA CEO sees slow recovery, but optimism for future

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) CEO Dr. Mario Hardy sees a slow recovery for Asia’s tourism markets, though remains optimistic about the future of travel.
Hermes

High-end luxury retail continues to recover in Macau

A recent trip by Bernstein analysts into Macau has revealed that while shopping areas within casinos were quiet overall, luxury stores were the busiest, with customers seen lining outside of stores.
landing international, robbery, jeju

Landing now expects to recover most Jeju robbery cash

Landing International Development has turned optimistic on its prospects for recovering most of the cash that it lost in the bold robbery carried out in Jeju over the New Year holiday period.
Angkor wat Cambodia

Cambodia eyes travel bubble with China/Japan/S. Korea

The Cambodian government is seeking to establish a travel bubble with China, Japan and South Korea, which would boost international tourism and further aid NagaCorp’s recovery, Union Gaming says.
Philippines-Solaire-Resort-Casino

Bloomberry recovery “well underway,” posts positive Q4 EBITDA

Bloomberry Resorts said its recovery is “well underway” after posting positive EBITDA for Q4 due to strength in the local mass market.
Jennifer Song

Interview with Jennifer Song: Optimism after Chinese New Year [video]

Jennifer Song, equity analyst with Morningstar, speaks with Asia Gaming Brief managing editor Sharon Singleton about visitation to Macau during the recent Chinese New Year period and the outlook for recovery. The longer-than-usual May holiday may be a key catalyst for growth.
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.
Asia Gaming Briefings, april 2021

Asia Gaming Briefings – April 2021 Edition

In this April edition of Asia Gaming Briefings we take the pulse of how the North Asia jurisdictions of Japan, Korea and the Russian Far East have fared.
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.