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Dunedin’s Grand Casino-outdoor

Concerns that NZ casinos are turning into “pokie dens” 

Gambling opponents in New Zealand have raised concerns of casinos turning into “pokie dens” after the operator of Dunedin’s Grand Casino applied to vary its operator’s license by removing a mandatory requirement to have at least one gaming table open between noon and 6pm. 

Concerns raised on South Auckland pokie proliferation

New Zealand’s Problem Gambling Foundation head Andree Froude has raised concerns over the amount being spent on gaming machines (pokie) in South Auckland, after figures showed the region recorded NZ$21 million non profits in 21Q1. 

SkyCity extends Adelaide casino closure as Covid cases rise

SkyCity Entertainment said its Adelaide casino will remain closed until at least July 27 after the South Australian government extended its restrictions due to a new Covid cluster.

NZ announces first TAB board appointments

New Zealand Racing Minister Grant Robertson has announced a new board for TAB NZ, with businessman Mark Stewart named as chairman. 
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SkyCity gets three-year extension to complete convention centre

New Zealand's SkyCity Entertainment said it has been given a three-year extension to the long-stop date for the completion of a convention centre at its flagship Auckland property.
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New Zealand Racing Integrity Board member criticized for links with industry

New Zealand Racing Minister Grant Robinson has been criticized for his appointment of one of the members of the Racing Integrity Board, who reportedly has links with a trainer known for doping related infractions. 

NZ pokie operators allowed to break regulations due to contradictory laws, report

Up until last year, New Zealand's Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) allowed pokie machine operators to break government regulations for 17 years, according to reports.
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Pushback on New Zeland plan to publish venue’s pokie turnover

A new plan by New Zealand's Department of Internal Affairs to publish the pub-by-pub statistics of pokie machine turnover has been met with backlash.
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Accor hiring binge points to Australia recovery, but highlights staff crisis

There’s good news and bad news from the Accor announcement that it’s launching a massive recruitment drive to fill more than 1,000 jobs in Australia and New Zealand.

SkyCity under pressure to return more pokie profit to community

Hamilton City Council is pushing for SkyCity Entertainment's casino in the city to return more revenue to the local community.
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Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2022

The Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) is the place to see new products and services, network, attend thought-provoking seminars, seek business partners and generate sales....
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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.

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G2E Asia 2021

AGBriefings, June, 2021, Resorts World Las Vegas

Asia Gaming Briefings – June 2021 Edition

For this edition of our magazine, we focus on Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines. The country’s casino industry has been among the hardest hit in Asia, with the integrated resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City having remained mostly closed to the general public since the beginning of the crisis last year.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – April 2021 Edition

In this April edition of Asia Gaming Briefings we take the pulse of how the North Asia jurisdictions of Japan, Korea and the Russian Far East have fared.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Feb 2021 Edition

The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.