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PAGCOR donates PHP500m more for Covid-19 response

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) said it has allocated a further PHP500 million ($9.7 million) to government efforts to help combat the Covid-19 outbreak in the country. 
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Suncity says chairman not under investigation in Australia

Suncity Group Holdings has issued a statement denying media reports that its chairman and controlling shareholder, Alvin Chau, is under investigation by Australian authorities.
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Korea’s foreigner-only casinos post strong gains in 2018

South Korea’s foreigner-only casinos posted strong revenue growth in 2018, gaining 34 percent over the prior year, according to figures from the country’s National Gambling Control Commission.

China uses social credit to block travel

China is reportedly preventing millions of its citizens from travelling if they have a low score under its newly introduced social credit system, according to news reports.

China does U-turn on South Korea tours

China appears to have renewed its ban on travel groups to South Korea, dealing a further blow to the country’s tourism industry. According to South...

Paradise Nov. sales gain 3.9 percent

South Korea’s Paradise Co. reported a 3.9 percent increase in November sales, through the cumulative figures for the year are still in negative territory,...

Jeju projects forge ahead despite tourism slump

Hong Kong-listed Landing International Development opened its Shinhwa World theme park at the end of September, as IR projects for the honeymoon island forge ahead despite the uncertainty caused by a diplomatic spat with China and tensions with the North. Arrivals from the mainland have slumped and while operators may be confident they can pull in tourists from elsewhere, they may find it harder to fill casinos. 

Chinese tourist decline will hurt Paradise City

South Korea’s Paradise City may face hard yards due to a ban on Chinese tour groups to the country, notes Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Margaret...

Genting seen benefiting from S.Korea travel curbs

Genting Malaysia may be another beneficiary of China’s decision to restrict travel to South Korea as it rolls out the expansion of its Resorts...

All set for the FBM slots expansion campaign in Asia

FBM has been developing its slots offer over the last three years, with operations established in Europe and North America.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.