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China claims to be winning cross-border gambling battle

China has investigated 18,000 cases of cross-border gambling and apprehended more than 110,000 people since 2020 and says it's reversing the rising trend, according to the Ministry of Public Security.
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China domestic travel set to break records this long weekend

The upcoming Labor Day holiday could be a record-breaker for Mainland China in terms of domestic travel, with bookings for planes, hotel rooms, and car rentals surging past levels in 2019. 
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China cancels passports of 145 individuals for cross border gambling/fraud

China is continuing its crackdown on cross border gambling, invalidating the passports of 145 nationals and restricting their departure from the country for three years.

Digital Yuan: Did you know? [Infographic]

The use of the digital yuan as a valid currency in Mainland China has been seen as a potential "game-changer" for Macau by overhauling its cross-border payment systems, which would significantly reduce the need for junkets, according to industry observers. 
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Chinese thirst for travel regardless of blacklist: Wolfgang Arlt [video]

Professor Wolfgang Artl, CEO and founder of the China Outbound Tourism Research Institute (COTRI), talks to Asia Gaming Brief Managing Editor Sharon Singleton about trends in domestic travel and tourism in China.
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China domestic travel hits 93 percent of pre-Covid levels

China’s domestic travel was almost back to 2019 levels during the recent Ching Ming Festival and the pent-up demand to venture overseas once restrictions are relaxed remains intact, says Professor Wolfgang Arlt, CEO of the China Outbound Travel Research Institute (COTRI).

15 arrested in China over crypto gaming app

Police in China have busted an illegal gambling operation built on the EOS blockchain network. The arrests are just another example of the wider crackdown on cross-border gambling initiated by Chinese authorities.

APAC to get 820 more hotels in 2021, more in pipeline

Despite Covid-mandated travel restrictions, the number of new hotels will continue to expand in 2021 with 820 hotel projects and 190,332 rooms due to go live in the Asia Pacific region.

China LotSynergy seeks as much as HK$220.7m through share sale

China Ecotourism Group, formerly known as China LotSynergy is seeking to raise as much as HK$220.7 million through an offer of shares to existing investors to raise capital for the group, whose lottery business has been hit hard by the Covid crisis.
Macau visitors up 207 percent in August

China’s cross border gambling fight steps up a notch

Any hopes that China’s anti-cross border gambling campaign may fade into the background have been dashed by Beijing’s latest pronouncements vowing a crackdown will be a key priority this year. 
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Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2021

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.
Asia Gaming Briefings, april 2021

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.
Agbriefings February 21

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.
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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.