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JP Morgan warns on Macau stocks until VIPs return

Gambling on pent-up demand and hopes that the big rollers would return, analysts at J.P. Morgan made a bet on the gambling capital of the world. They are now cutting their losses.
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Genting Malaysia seeing reasonable growth: report

Genting Malaysia has seen reasonable growth in visitation since it began reopening on June 15 and Resorts World Genting has doubled its number of available rooms, according a research report from CGS-CIMB.

Asia remains first choice for mass, but VIPs venturing further

It’s difficult to enter a tourist hotspot in Asia without observing signs written in Chinese, or a street vendor shouting greetings in Mandarin - a testament to the influence of Chinese outbound tourism.
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Casinos counter Chinese VIP conundrum

There’s no doubt that the integrated resorts springing up across Asia were targeted at China’s VIPs, but with that market in retreat there’s little sign of high rollers from other jurisdictions stepping up to take their place.
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Southshore sells 40% stake in The 13

Southshore Holdings says it has reached an accord to sell 40 percent of the company that owns Macau luxury hotel The 13 for HK$750 million ($95.6 million).
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Second whistleblower accuses Crown of customs offences

Tasmanian MP Andrew Wilkie plans to call for a royal commission inquiry into Crown Resorts after a second whistleblower claimed the company is helping VIPs to bypass customs.
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Winning décor 

Bill Friedman’s book, ‘Designing Casinos to Dominate the Competition,’ used to be the final word in casino design in the early 2000s, with a dominating principle that the gambling equipment as decor beats “impressive and memorable decorations.”
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Suncity opens RWM VIP club

Suncity Group held the soft opening of a new VIP club at Resorts World Manila on August 15.
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Victoria launches probe into high roller wombat hunting

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Government aims to boost superyacht visitation

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism is eyeing superyachts—pleasure ships owned by wealthy foreigners—as a special target for tourism promotion efforts, especially as they tend to have long port stays and spend a lot of money during their visits to the country.
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.
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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.
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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.