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IVS to restart in Guangdong in Aug., all China in Sept.

China has confirmed it will begin issuing individual visit scheme visas for the whole of Guangdong province on August 26 and will extend the program to all of China from Sept. 23.
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Philippines suspends POGO license applications

The Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corp (PAGCOR) has said it will stop accepting new applications for offshore online gaming licenses after Beijing called on Manila to crack down on gambling operations targeting its citizens.

Senators call for inquiry into Crown allegations

Several Australian senators have called for an independent inquiry into allegations that Crown Resorts was promoting illegal gambling promotion operations in China, that it was facilitating visas for VIPs and had close links to organised crime.

Imperial Pacific to pay $3m to settle wage dispute

Hong Kong-listed Imperial Pacific will pay $3 million to settle U.S. Department of Labor claims that construction workers weren’t paid minimum wages and overtime, the AP reports, citing court documents.

Visa crisis looms over IPI construction

Imperial Pacific International is facing further disruption at its unfinished Saipan property after new visa regulations further dried up the labor pool available to complete the long-delayed project.

PAGCOR to carry out random checks on POGOs

The Philippine market regulator plans to carry out random inspections of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators amidst concern they are employing illegal foreign workers, according to media reports.

Philippines to crackdown on foreign workers in gambling

The Philippines plans to crackdown on illegal foreign workers in the country’s casinos and online gambling industry, according to local media reports.

Silver Heritage confident consultancy termination valid

Australia-listed Silver Heritage Group said it’s confident that a consultancy agreement with a former partner at its Nepal IR was validly terminated. In a statement...

U.S. Department of Homeland Security to decide on visa waiver

The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, John Kelly, will decide whether the CNMI can continue a visa-waiver program for Chinese and...

Macau to tighten visa rules for casino executive positions

The Macau government is reportedly tightening its visa policy for executives working in the territory’s casinos in an effort to promote more locals into...

Getting through to the other side

We enter a week, and the final month of the year, with a global economy tipping wildly between extremes of optimism and pessimism.
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.

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 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...
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South Korea Casino Recovery

The fifth edition of the AGB Webinar Series will take you to South Korea, one of the first countries to reopen their gaming industry...

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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.
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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.