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The Star fined for breach of social-distancing rules

The Star casino in Sydney has been fined A$5,500 (US$3,831) for breaching public health orders after patrons were seen “standing and mingling between groups”...

VIC to further lift coronavirus restrictions

Premier Daniel Andrews has confirmed further easing of coronavirus restrictions in the Victoria, which will boost customer capacity for hospitality venues such as pubs...

Duterte extends Metro Manila, Cebu City lockdown

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has placed Metro Manila and Cebu City on lockdown again starting June 16, following a marked rise in coronavirus cases,...

Macau border opening likely pushed to July: Bernstein

Restrictions on border crossings into Macau will not likely be lifted by the end of June, according to analysts from Bernstein Research.  While there has...
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Grind mass to suffer most from new normal: MS

Social distancing rules under the “new normal” will impact grind mass business most, due to the restriction of three gamblers per table, according to...

NZ to lift all COVID-19 restrictions from midnight

With no active cases of the coronavirus left in New Zealand and no new cases in a fortnight, New Zealand will be removing all...
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Macau gaming revenue falls 93% in May

Greater China’s gambling enclave posted a 93 percent decline in gross gaming revenue in the month of May, due to continued travel and border...

At least 200 to lose racing jobs as country eases restrictions

At least two hundred staff in New Zealand’s off-track betting agency the TAB will lose their jobs due to a sharp downturn in racing...

DOLE increases requirements for foreign POGO workers

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has added extra hoops for foreign nationals applying for alien employment permits (AEP) and seeking to work...

May GGR expected to be down 90 – 95%: Bernstein

Analysts at Bernstein Research expect Macau to report a 90-95 percent year-on-year fall in GGR in the month of May, as the gambling enclave...
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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.
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.