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NSW planning authorities reject Star’s $530 mln tower proposal

Star Entertainment Group’s plans for a six-star luxury hotel tower in Sydney has been rejected by the NSW Independent Planning Commission, with a three-person...

NSW Planning rejects Star’s $500m Ritz Carlton tower

NSW’s Department of Planning has recommended the rejection of Star Entertainment Group’s proposed $500 million Ritz-Carlton branded hotel tower, local media reports.  Last year, the...

Candolim officials reject casino plans

Local officials from the village of Candolim have rejected plans for a land-based casino at a five-star hotel at Annavaddo, Candolim. Speaking to Times of...

QLD government axes ASF’s Spit casino proposal

The Queensland Government has rejected the ASF Consortium-proposed integrated resort development at the Southport Spit, local media reports. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said The Spit...

Tatts Group rejects Pacific Consortium offer

Australian lotteries giant Tatts Group Ltd. has rejected the A$7.3 billion (US$5.5 billion) offer from the Pacific Consortium for its acquisition. Earlier in December, a...

Pagcor rejects Philweb text lottery proposal

Philippines state-owned gaming regulator Pagcor has officially rejected Philweb’s proposal to roll out text-lottery, local media reports. According to the Inquirer, in a letter dated...

Pagcor rejects Ongpin’s PhilWeb shares donation

Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation has rejected Roberto Ongpin’s offer to donate 49 percent of his stake in Philweb Corp, local media reports. "The issue...
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.