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Political shift in CNMI may signal more trouble for IPI

For the first time in decades, the Democratic Party has gained control of the CNMI House of Representatives. Appointed to head the House Committee on Gaming is Representative Edwin Propst, a known critic of Imperial Pacific International.

TAB NZ launches campaign to discourage offshore gambling

TAB New Zealand has launched a marketing campaign featuring sports celebrities in an attempt to discourage New Zealanders from gambling on offshore web sites.
Unexpected shakeup at SkyCity

Matt Ballesty: Looking for travel bubbles

New Zealand and Australia continue to outperform the world with management of the pandemic, and while it’s likely a travel bubble between the two countries will be the first major change in border restrictions, we expect it will come with a number of restrictions.

Lotto NZ has record year as online sales double

Lotto New Zealand said it had record sales for 2020, with online sales doubling as a proportion of the total, up from 19 percent last year to 38 percent as of October.

Australia and New Zealand preparing steps toward travel bubble

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that her Cabinet has agreed in principle to allow travel with Australia without quarantine in the first quarter of 2021.

TAB NZ October profit beats budget

TAB New Zealand reported net profit for October of $15.8 million, which was $4.4 million above budget and $3 million above last year. Profit was driven by strong domestic and international racing and by the All Blacks' first international appearance since the Rugby World Cup. 

NZ Gaming Association says reporting of gambling figures misleading

The Gaming Association of New Zealand's independent Chair, Peter Dengate Thrush, has expressed disappointment over misleading reporting of the country's post-lockdown profit figures for pokie machines, which saw a 116 percent jump in the most recent quarter. 

SkyCity mum on reasons for executive shakeup

There must have been a reason why SkyCity Entertainment showed the door to three of its top executives on Monday, but so far the firm is giving no credible answers to that question.
Unexpected shakeup at SkyCity

Unexpected shakeup at SkyCity

If we had known that the week would begin with an operator in Australasia replacing its management, we would have expected it to be news of Crown Resorts, not SkyCity.

AGE exhibition venue approved for holding events

The ICC Sydney has received advice from the NSW Department of Health that it can proceed with hosting exhibitions, subject to one person per four square meters of space and no capacity limit. The organizers of the Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE), which earlier this year had no option but to reschedule the 31st AGE, will be able to return for its next event scheduled for August 10-13, 2021.
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.
asia gaming briefings Dec 20

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.