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Macau border opening likely pushed to July: Bernstein

Restrictions on border crossings into Macau will not likely be lifted by the end of June, according to analysts from Bernstein Research.  While there has...

H-2B visa delay setting back construction for IPI

IPI vice president for construction Eric Poon says the company is still waiting on the approval of “hundreds” of H-2B visa applications made in...

Philippines to restrict Chinese visa-upon-arrival

The Philippines has decided not to scrap visas-upon-arrivals (VUAs) for Chinese tourists, instead opting for a 30-day VUA without provision for an extension, local...

80 construction workers for IPI to leave today

Around 80 construction workers employed by Imperial Pacific International will leave the island starting today, prior to the January 2020 expiration of their H2-B...

Govt mulls ID cards for POGO workers

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) is considering the issuance of identification cards specifically for Chinese POGO workers to ensure the legality of...

Malacañang supports end to visa-upon-arrival policy

President Duterte’s office has thrown its support behind Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.’s proposal to end visa-upon-arrival privileges for Chinese nationals, local media reports.

DFA Secretary wants to end visa upon arrival policy

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr wants to remove the visas-upon-arrival privilege for foreigners, amid claims that the surge of Chinese tourists might be...

China introduces an easier visa process for citizens

China’s National Immigration Administration (NIA) is making it easier for mainland Chinese residents to travel to Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan through a newly...

IPI granted exemption from U.S. citizen hiring rule

Saipan casino operator Imperial Pacific has been granted a two-year exemption from a 30 percent U.S. citizen hiring requirement in its construction staff, Post...

IPI hires nearly 600 Filipino construction workers

Imperial Pacific International has hired nearly 600 foreign construction workers to help with the construction of the Garapan casino-resort facility, local media reports. The workers,...
Solid Gaming

Knowledge trumps content in Asia’s complex i-gaming world

In Asia’s complex and diverse igaming landscape, having the right content means business success only if one more key ingredient is included - market knowledge. 

Instant and secure deposits

AstroPay is the pioneer payment solution for thousands of consumers in Latin America, Asia and Africa, who want to purchase online on international sites, that helps merchants access new markets through its main product, AstroPay Card.

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...

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.
Winning The Future Chinese Tourist

Winning the Chinese Tourist & China Tourism Blacklist

The AGB Webinar hears from Professor Wolfgang Arlt of COTRI, Shirley Tam of Okada Manila and Desmond Lam of UMAC to discuss future expectations...
Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Malta

Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Manila

Regulating the Game 2021

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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.
asia gaming briefings Sep 20

Asia Gaming Briefings – Sep 2020 Edition

IN FOCUS: SPORTS BETTING Ball games bounce back. Major sporting events are slowly ramping up around the world and with them the drama and surprises, not all of them good for sports betting operators.