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Two former 500. com advisers found guilty

Two former advisers to a Chinese gambling operator seeking to enter Japan’s nascent casino market were found guilty Monday of bribing a Japanese lawmaker.

500 .com advisors admit to bribery in Japan

Two former advisors of China’s 500 .com had admitted to seeking to bribe a Japanese lawmaker in connection with its search for a casino license, according to local media reports.

Three casinos trial facial recognition systems

At least three casinos are reportedly testing facial recognition systems inside their premises, according to Macau’s gaming regulator. “Currently, two or three casinos are testing....

Trials begin for Vietnam $420 million gambling ring

Trials have begun for the suspects involved in a $420 million illegal gambling ring, which was busted in May last year by Vietnamese police,...

Aristocrat defends Dolphin Treasure slot in Federal Court

Aristocrat Leisure has denied in federal court that its machines are deceptive and designed to feed addiction, arguing that anyone unclear about how slot...

LVS will go to trial to fight AAEC compensation case

Las Vegas Sands is expected to appear in a Macau court to defend its 2002 decision to drop its joint venture partner Asian American...

Crown staff in China one step closer to trial

The Crown Resorts staff currently detained in China have officially had their case handed to local prosecutors, local media reports. On Wednesday, the Australian Financial...

Baazov to face Quebec courts in Nov

Amaya Inc. founder and former chief executive officer David Baazov is set to face trial in November over allegations of ‘insider trading’, local media...

Alan Ho found guilty for sexual exploitation over prostitution racket

Alan Ho, the nephew of casino mogul Stanley Ho, has been sentenced to 13 months in jail for running a prostitution racket, local media...

Alan Ho ordered investigation of prostitution-related complaints

Hotel Lisboa had been receiving and investigating complaints from women who were being asked to pay to access a “working room” at the hotel,...
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.