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Macau visitor spending down 93.3% in Q3

Spending by visitors to Macau in the third quarter of this year, excluding expenses on casino gambling, went down by 93.3 percent from the same period last year, according to data from the Council for the Development of Tourism.

Macau Q1 tourism spending falls

Macau tourist spending fell by 70.4 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2020, due mainly to a sharp decline in visitors in the...

Non-gaming spending by Macau visitors declined 11.8 percent in 19Q4

The Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) has reported that total non-gaming spending by visitors in the fourth quarter of 2019 dropped...

SGR downgraded on soft consumer outlook: JP Morgan

A soft domestic outlook and potentially weak consumer sentiment over the next few months will subdue Star Entertainment Group’s earnings in their Sydney and...

Caesars evaluating spend in Korea project: CFO

Caesars Entertainment Corp CFO Eric Hession said the company is “currently evaluating” its spend for its Korea IR project, named “Caesars Korea”. Hession made the...

Singapore visitor spending loses pace with arrivals

Despite an increase in international arrivals to Singapore, visitor spending dipped 1.3 percent in 19Q2, according to figures from the Singapore Tourism Board.  During the...

Star Entertainment profit hit by fall in VIP spending

Australian casino operator Star Entertainment Group posted an 8.4 percent annual drop in profit, amid a fall in VIP gaming revenue.  On Friday, the group...

Q1 visitors increase but spending down

Despite increasing its international visitors in Q1, Singapore’s tourism spending fell 4.8 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, according to data from...

Vietnam bolsters nighttime economy

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered the government to find ways to develop more nighttime activities and increase tourist spend, local media reports. Nguyen...

Visitor non-gaming spend jumps 15.2 pct in 18Q3: DSEC

Macau saw a 15.2 percent rise in visitor non-gaming spend during the third quarter of 2018, led by a per-capita increase in shopping spend....
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.