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Wally Sombero to face charges over bribery scandal

Wally Sombero, the alleged middleman of casino tycoon Jack Lam has surrendered to the Philippine National Police (PNP) for his involvement in a bribery-corruption...

Wakayama hit for lack of transparency on IR bid

The Wakayama Network to Consider the Casino Problem, a local anti-casino organization formed last November, has lashed out at what it regards as a...

Wakayama hit for lack of transparency on IR bid

The Wakayama Network to Consider the Casino Problem, a local anti-casino organization formed last November, has lashed out at what it regards as a...

Sega Sammy installs Sic Bo machine at MGM Cotai

Sega Sammy Creation has announced their electronic gaming machine “SICBO BONUS JACKPOT MAXIMUM FORTUNE” has been installed at MGM Cotai. MGM Cotai, operated by MGM...

bet365 lands Best Bookmaker title at the SBC Awards

Sports betting giant bet365 collected Bookmaker of the Year at the SBC Awards by collecting the headline prize for the fourth year in a...

Tigre may suspend ops over tax collection law

Tigre de Cristal may suspend its operations in Russia over a new law which would require the operator to collect taxes from its clients,...

IR Implementation Bill still on hold

No decision appears to have yet been made about the timing for the submission of the Abe government’s IR Implementation Bill to the National...

Pokies spending rises again in New Zealand

Slot machine spending in New Zealand posted its fourth year of growth in September, with latest figures showing a 3.4 percent annual increase, according...

First batch of POGO licensees to start renewing in Oct

Nearly all of the 45 firms licensed under the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) scheme will soon be required to renew their licenses should...

Kelly Smith joins MGM as chief digital officer

MGM Resorts International has appointed Kelly Smith as its senior vice president and chief digital officer. Smith will be based in Las Vegas and report...
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.