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Euro 2020 postponed by twelve months

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has announced the postponement of EUFA EURO 2020, which was due to be played in June and...
Galaxy EuroJapan Cup 2019

Galaxy’s EuroJapan Cup draws more than 65,000 fans

The Galaxy Entertainment EuroJapan Cup drew 65,000 soccer fans to watch the friendly match between the English Premier League 2019 Champions, Manchester City, and Japan’s Yokohama F. Marinos, which the English team won 3-1.

Galaxy Entertainment sponsors Junior Soccer Cup

Expanding its outreach to Japanese society through sports, Galaxy Entertainment announced that they will host the “Galaxy Entertainment Junior Soccer Cup.”

Operators strive for a sporting chance in new jurisdictions

Gaming companies have long recognised the lucrative potential of teaming up with sports, and as new jurisdictions open up to casinos, operators are seeking to leverage these ties to boost brand recognition, woo the public and dull the gambling edge.

BetConstruct provides Sportsbook to Breakout Gaming

BetConstruct is providing its Sportsbook product to Breakout Gaming, making more than 30,000 live matches available each month, together with 40,000 plus pre-match events...

Lack of cooperation hinders efforts to halt match fixing

Regulators, operators and sports bodies need to improve international cooperation if they are effectively to tackle match fixing, which experts say is increasingly centred...

Fixing Malaysia’s sports corruption image

 Assertions that Malaysia is now Southeast Asia’s epicenter for match fixing didn’t go down well with the country’s authorities. But just how accurate are these claims and why do so many fixes emanate from this part of the continent?     

Long-delayed sports betting plan may miss goal

Vietnam, a country of keen gamblers and soccer fans with a population of about 90 million, may be on the verge of legalizing sports betting after two decades of procrastination. However, experts say a proposal put forward in August by the Ministry of Finance is unlikely to go far enough to open the market and stamp out rampant illegal gambling. At issue in particular is a low daily cap and narrow options.

Thai football frenzy sparks betting spike among youth

The UEFA Euro 2016 soccer championship is fueling a spike in gambling among Thai youth, despite police crackdowns, with an increasing portion of bets being placed online, according to new research. A joint survey conducted by Chulalongkorn University’s Centre for Gaming Studies together with the Research Centre for Social and Business Development found that more than 16 percent of Thai youth in major provinces were planning to bet on the championships, which kicked off in France on June 10th and will run through to July 10th. That's despite a government "stop" campaign.

Virtual sports becoming Asian reality

After a period of rapid growth in Europe, virtual sports are emerging as a viable product in Asia, with operators drawn to the regulatory flexibility, low-cost turnkey integration and high margins. But today’s virtuals - which let players bet on the outcome of pre-determined, virtual visualizations of sporting encounters - are now graphically impressive adaptations of the real thing, created with advanced motion-capture technology which make the leading products tough to distinguish from reality. 

Getting through to the other side

We enter a week, and the final month of the year, with a global economy tipping wildly between extremes of optimism and pessimism.
Solid Gaming

Knowledge trumps content in Asia’s complex i-gaming world

In Asia’s complex and diverse igaming landscape, having the right content means business success only if one more key ingredient is included - market knowledge. 

Instant and secure deposits

AstroPay is the pioneer payment solution for thousands of consumers in Latin America, Asia and Africa, who want to purchase online on international sites, that helps merchants access new markets through its main product, AstroPay Card.

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 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.
Winning The Future Chinese Tourist

Winning the Chinese Tourist & China Tourism Blacklist

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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South Korea Casino Recovery

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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SBC Awards 2020

Sigma Malta Show

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Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Manila

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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.
asia gaming briefings Sep 20

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.