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Fitch compares casino risk as Genting gets cut again

Fitch compares casino risk as Genting gets cut again [TGIF]

The ongoing pandemic is keeping the ratings agencies on their toes as they seek to assess the impact of the slower-than-expected recovery on the balance sheets of operators which made significant capital commitments back when the future had looked bright.

CNMI Politician says revocation of IPI license should be “on the table”

Former Representative Angel A. Demapan, a House candidate in Precinct 1, said the revocation of Imperial Pacific International’s casino license or exclusivity should be “on the table.” Meanwhile, another company has stepped forward to sue IPI for breach of contract.

U.S.-China tensions a heightening threat to foreign firms in Macau

The steep deterioration in US-China tensions, coupled with the coronavirus outbreak poses serious threats to foreign firms involved in the Macau gaming industry, according...

IPI at risk of closing permanently

Imperial Pacific International (IPI) has pleaded to the U.S. District Court for the NMI to stay or suspend proceedings related to a lawsuit filed...

Hong Kong protests still a looming threat: Vickers

Hong Kong’s civil unrest is not yet over and threatens to flare up as the virus recedes, according to a report from Steve Vickers...

Virus exposes China risks

The Covid-19 outbreak has highlighted once again how one of the biggest draws for casino investors in Asia can become the largest liability. Operators and...

Shuttle bus drivers, casinos workers most at risk of coronavirus

Drivers of shuttle bus services that take tourists from the city’s borders to integrated resorts are at the highest risk of having contracted the...

Geopolitical risks ahead for US casino ops in Macau: Vickers

Macau’s gaming concessionaires face increased geopolitical risks in 2019, said Steve Vickers, a Hong Kong-based international risk expert in a report on Thursday. At...

US-China trade war bad news for Macau casinos

Any trade war between the US and China could have implications for Macau casino companies, which, according to Steve Vickers and Associates (SVA), sit...

Wynn Macau highlights risks from founder’s departure

In a management analysis and discussion in its annual report, Wynn Macau highlighted the potential risks the company may face from the February resignation...
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.