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SkyCity out of the junket game

New Zealand's SkyCity Entertainment said it will cease all activities with junkets following a strategic review of its business and will instead deal with international customers directly.

Sri Lanka’s “new Dubai” to allow gaming

A Chinese-controlled special economic zone in Sri Lanka is set to have regulation that will cover gaming, according to a draft law, local media reports. 

Goa government reviewing casino legislation

Goa's Chief Minister said the government is currently reviewing the state's casino legislation, including the power and duties of a potential Gaming Commissioner.

Survey finds 68% of Indians want fantasy sports regulation

A survey by community platform LocalCircles found that 68 percent of Indians would like to see regulation for online fantasy sports platforms. The survey received more than 50,000 responses from 309 Indian districts.
Osaka, Japan

Japan’s VIP challenge

VIP play had been projected to be a major segment of the potential overall Japanese gaming market, but a lot has changed since the law permitting integrated resorts was passed in 2018.

Crown confirms regular Victoria license review not proceeding

Crown Resorts confirms that the seventh review of its suitability to hold a casino license in Victoria will not proceed as scheduled due to a separate Royal Commission probe into its business practices.

Mohegan reaches online gambling deal in Connecticut

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and the Mohegan Tribe have agreed to establish online gambling and sports betting in the US state that for the first time allows nontribal gambling operators to compete for bettors, but the deal will face legal challenges.
esports and the lack of regulation

Esports regulators need to play the game

The 2020 pandemic may have brought esports out of the shadows and into our living rooms, but lack of regulation in the esports betting space will hold back the industry’s true potential.
imperial pacific international

CCC director wants IPI license suspended, revoked if necessary

Commonwealth Casino Commission executive director Andrew Yeom has asked the commissioners to suspend the casino license of Imperial Pacific International, which has racked up 16,165 regulatory violations. 
Crown Resorts

Victoria to shake up gambling regulation 

The state of Victoria is reviewing its gambling legislation and plans to set up an independent casino regulator following the findings of a damning report into Crown Resorts in New South Wales.
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.