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Ponte 16 and Studio City smoking lounges approved

Only two casinos in Macau have had their smoking rooms approved to start operating in 2019, according to a report from Macau TDM. The two...

New smoking legislation to crimp VIP revenue

Macau’s new smoking regulations could crimp VIP revenue, but overall the impact will be relatively limited, JP Morgan said in a note. The firm said...

Operators have 2019 deadline to upgrade smoking rooms

Casino operators will have until January 1st 2019 to upgrade their smoking lounges or set up new ones according to the new standards laid...

Smoking lounges in favor: survey

More than 50 percent of gaming employees in Macau are in favor of smoking lounges, according to a survey commissioned by the city’s gaming...

Government considers keeping smoking lounges

Macau’s government is considering a proposal to keep smoking lounges inside its casinos, foregoing a full smoking ban, local media reports. The announcement was made...

Macau staff union urges smoking ban enforcement

A Macau casino labor union has petitioned the government to strengthen the enforcement of its smoking ban in gaming venues, local media reports. The petition...

Smoking lounge planning, time and money wasted if total ban is enforced

Macau’s casino operators will have wasted a great deal of time and money if they are forced to abandon smoking lounges in the event...
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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...

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.
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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.
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The AGB Webinar hears from Professor Wolfgang Arlt of COTRI, Shirley Tam of Okada Manila and Desmond Lam of UMAC to discuss future expectations...
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The fifth edition of the AGB Webinar Series will take you to South Korea, one of the first countries to reopen their gaming industry...

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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.
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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.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Sep 2020 Edition

IN FOCUS: SPORTS BETTING Ball games bounce back. Major sporting events are slowly ramping up around the world and with them the drama and surprises, not all of them good for sports betting operators.