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Cruise stock rally pauses as sailings delayed

Major cruise lines have been pushing back their planned dates to resume sailing as the Covid-19 pandemic drags, helping to dampen a fourth-quarter rally in stocks.

Sportradar to be distribution partner for Asian Football Confederation

Sportradar said it has entered a partnership with the Asian Football Confederation to become the official video and data distribution partner for national team and club competitions.
Sheldon Adelson

Casino visionary Adelson dies

Sheldon Adelson, whose vision for gaming in Asia helped reshape the skylines of both Macau and Singapore, has died at age 87 following complications for the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. 
Singapore

Singapore on cusp of regulatory overhaul

On 3 April 2020, the Ministry of Home Affairs of Singapore (MHA) announced that it will be reconstituting the Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA) to establish the Gambling Regulatory Authority (GRA) by 2021. The GRA will have an expanded mandate to regulate the entire gambling landscape in Singapore and aims to consolidate and optimize gambling regulatory resources within a single agency. 
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Locals drive growth, but for how long?

Singapore’s two integrated resorts surprised analysts with the strength of their most recent results, despite higher entry fees for locals and a lack of international travel.

Singapore jails father and son for transnational gambling

Singapore authorities have jailed a father and a son who were running a transnational gambling syndicate that took bets based on Singapore Pools lotteries. The pair were also fined S$800,000.
Gary Bowerman talks about Asia’s tourism recovery prospects

Gary Bowerman talks about Asia’s tourism recovery prospects [Podcast]

Gary Bowerman, tourism industry analyst and director of Check-in Asia, speaks with Asia Gaming Brief managing editor Sharon Singleton about prospects for tourism recovery in 2021, how governments are seeking to boost domestic travel to plug the gaps and the challenges of getting regional airlines flying again.

Genting Singapore upgraded to buy at Maybank

Genting Singapore's shares have been upgraded to buy by analysts at Maybank on expectations of recovery as Covid-19 restrictions are eased and the resort can increase capacity. 

Singapore to enact unilateral Taiwan travel bubble from December 18

Singapore has unilaterally decided to allow visitors from Taiwan into the country without quarantine from Dec. 18.

Singapore cruise turns back on positive Covid-19 test

A Singapore "cruise to nowhere," operated by Royal Caribbean has been forced to return to port after an 83-year-old passenger tested positive for Covid-19.
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.