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China anti-gambling drive to have long-term IR impact in Asia

China’s ongoing crackdown on casinos and junkets targeting its nationals may have long-term implications for the industry in Asia and force changes in the business models of many of the region’s integrated resorts.

Karen Border Force withdraws resignations related to Shwe Kokko

The Myanmar military-backed Karen State Border Guard Force says it has “withdrawn” its numerous resignations over the weekend, following the military’s request for a rethink. The issue is related to the Shwe Kokko new city development, which includes casinos.

Military resignations impact Shwe Kokko project in Myanmar

The leadership of the Myanmar military-backed Karen State Border Guard Force has resigned en masse to protest the resignation of their leader Colonel Saw Chit Thu, who had been under pressure over the China-backed Shwe Kokko new city project, including casinos.
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Backer of Myanmar casino city sanctioned by U.S.

The U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned one of the key investors in a Myanmar project that includes casinos, accusing him of bribery and corruption.

U.S. sanctions “broken tooth” Koi

The U.S. Treasury Department has officially sanctioned Wan Kuok Koi, also commonly known as “Broken Tooth,” and his Hong Kong-based company Dongbei Group for corruption and bribery. The U.S. says Broken Tooth is the leader of the 14k Triad Group and his company is behind a major investment project in Myanmar involving casinos.
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Malaysia, Dubai seen as potential online gambling bases

Malaysia and Dubai are both being viewed as potential bases for online gambling operations, as an alternative to the Philippines, where the cost of doing business has risen to a level considered as unacceptable by many operators. 
Online operators find new home in Myanmar

Online operators find new home in Myanmar

It’s been billed as a $15 billion smart city, powered by the latest in blockchain technology, but in reality it has emerged as a major online gambling hub and the new home to many of the operations that fled Cambodia after a ban on the practice last year.
Myanmar presents opportunity if the details are right

Myanmar: throwing the spotlight on Asia’s newest gaming jurisdiction

After decades of isolation, Myanmar is emerging as a frontier tourism market and Asia’s latest gaming jurisdiction and although significant challenges lie ahead, there are reasons to be optimistic for its potential.
Myanmar presents opportunity if the details are right

Myanmar presents opportunity if the details are right – Opinion

The entry into force of the new regulation has finally opened up the Myanmar gaming landscape to wider foreign participation. Casinos will now be allowed to operate after obtaining approval from the Union Government.

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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.

Regulating the Game 2021

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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.