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Covid-19 changing the face of Macau

As Macau celebrated the 20th anniversary since the handover to China last December, there was no indication of how the gambling hub’s fortunes were...

Police bust scam using practice bank notes

Macau’s Judiciary Police said two local men and two from Mainland China were arrested on Saturday in Macau and Zhuhai for using “practice” bank notes to buy casino chips, according to local news reports.

China online gaming crackdown hurting VIP: Reuters

China’s clampdown on online gaming to stop capital outflows is having a negative impact on liquidity in Macau’s VIP sector, Reuters reports.

Covid-19 delays Rich Goldman’s Manila venture

Junket promoter Rich Goldman said the Covid-19 pandemic has delayed the closure of a joint venture agreement that would allow it to provide VIP customers to Bloomberry Resorts’ Solaire Resort & Casino in Manila.

Leisure & Resorts World Q1 profit drops 19% on lockdown

Leisure & Resorts World Corp, which operates bingo parlours and online gaming in the Philippines, reported a drop of 18.9 percent in gross profit in the first quarter, due to Covid-19 mandated lockdowns.
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Poor regulation undermines CNMI gaming industry

“As soon as we catch up on our cash flow, we will also catch up on payroll,” a spokesperson for the casino resort in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands told reporters.

SJM reports 12.5% profit gain for 2019

SJM Holdings posted a 12.5 percent gain for 2019 and said it was in a solid position to weather the challenges posed by the Covid-19 outbreak.

Melco Q3 revenue gains, with mass at record

Melco Resorts & Entertainment reported a 16 percent gain in Q3 revenue helped by a strong performance at City of Dreams Macau and a record performance from the mass market and slots.
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SJM Holdings Q3 misses estimates on weak VIP

SJM Holdings reported lower-than-expected Q3 EBITDA as VIP gross gambling revenue tumbled 43 percent in the quarter.
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Poker King Club opens in Paradise Busan casino

Suncity Group’s Poker King Club has teamed with South Korea’s Paradise Co. to open a poker room in the operator’s casino in Busan.
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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.

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.
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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.
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.