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Can domestic tourism fill the void?

Economic/social shifts that may affect Asia’s IRs

While the gaming industry is focused on tourism numbers and movement restrictions, there are a number of shifting economic and social patterns emerging that could have longer-term implications for Asia’s integrated resort industry.
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Suncity expansion plans to fire ahead

While the pandemic may have brought tourism to a standstill, Suncity Group Holdings is showing no indication of slowing down its expansion plans in tandem, announcing an ambitious range of targets for 2021. 
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Tim Shepherd: Vietnam growth to gain momentum

Looking into 2021 for hidden gems / growth stories in land based - outside major VIP IR projects - there are two types of market best poised to recover and succeed.

Vietnam casinos reporting financial losses

A number of prominent casinos in Vietnam have been reporting financial losses, according to the local media.

Sands China’s The Londoner may open in February

Sands China President Wilfred Wong said the operator has been given a possible opening day in early February for the Londoner, formerly known as Sands Cotai Central. Wong didn't give a specific date.

IGT installs casino management system at Hanoi hotel

International Game Technology has announced that Bao Son International Hotel Versaces Club in Hanoi City, Vietnam, is replacing its existing casino management system with an IGT product, which will operate its loyalty program, monitor and optimize its casino floor, and perform a range of other essential functions.

Hoiana gets two global tourism awards

Suncity Group Holdings said Hoiana has won two prestigious awards at the 27th World Travel Awards (WTA) and the World Golf Awards 2020. The resort has been named Asia’s Leading Tourism Development Project 2020, along with Hoiana Shores Golf Club being recognized as the World’s Best New Golf Course 2020.

Dezan Shira & Associates

Dezan Shira & Associates is a pan-Asia, multi-disciplinary professional services firm, providing market entry, legal, accounting, tax, HR, technology and operational advisory to international...

Royal Halong revenues down 59% in Q3

Royal International, operator of the Royal Halong Hotel Casino, has reported the Q3 revenues fell 59 percent year-on-year to only VND34.5 billion (US$1.5 million).

Khanh Hoa Province wants new casino for Hon Tre Island

Khanh Hoa Province on the south-central coast has proposed that there should be a new casino on Hon Tre Island as part of efforts to boost tourism revenues.
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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.
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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.