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Chinese nationals busted in Pattaya for illegal online gambling

Nineteen Chinese nationals have been arrested for running an online gambling operation from Pattaya, with THB 8 million ($263,000) in daily circulation, according to...
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Operators eye Thai potential

Thailand’s ongoing ban on all forms of gambling is proving a gold mine for casinos elsewhere in the region, with a growing number taking steps to specifically target the Thai VIP base. 
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Indochina opportunities clouded by political, economic risks

Despite regulatory uncertainty and a relatively high risk profile, land-based operators will be closely watching developments across the Indochina region over the coming months. Cambodia,...

Indochina opportunities clouded by political, economic risks

Despite regulatory uncertainty and a relatively high risk profile, land-based operators will be closely watching developments across the Indochina region over the coming months.

Eight arrested for running online gambling site

Three men and five women have been arrested in Bangkok for allegedly running an illegal football gambling site, i99bet. Last week, immigration police chief...

Thai gambling arrests soar during World Cup

Police in Thailand arrested three times as many gambling suspects during the FIFA World Cup this year than they did during the prior tournament in 2014, The Nation reports.

Thai police arrest 3,000 gamblers in just four days

In just four days since the start of the World Cup, Thai police have arrested around 3,000 gamblers and bookies nationwide, working with financial...

Thai authorities see success in World Cup crackdown…industry less so

Elephants took to a football pitch in Thailand’s ancient capital of Ayutthaya this week in an effort to raise awareness among young people about...

Thai authorities see success in World Cup crackdown…industry less so

Elephants took to a football pitch in Thailand’s ancient capital of Ayutthaya this week in an effort to raise awareness among young people about illegal gambling.

South Koreans arrested in Bangkok for illegal online gambling

Five Korean nationals were arrested on Friday for their involvement in running an illegal gambling website in Bangkok, local media reports. Acting Tourist Police commander...
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...
life after pogos

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.