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What does the bitcoin rally mean for gaming?

Bitcoin’s meteoric rise in the last three months has recaptured the news headlines and the imagination of speculators the world over, especially as it...

Health, education to form part of new wave of China tourism: COTRI

Trips related to health and welfare, as well as those linked to children's education, are likely to see strong growth over the next few years as China's population ages, or as parents seek to provide overseas exposure for their offspring, the China Outbound Tourism Research Institute predicts.
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Melco/Wynn named as top picks as premium mass leads recovery

Melco Resorts & Entertainment and Wynn Resorts are expected to outperform their Macau rivals in the next six months due to their larger exposure to the premium mass market, according to Bernstein Research.

Bloomberry foundation funds remote Quezon hospital

Bloomberry Cultural Foundation has donated PHP50 million ($1 million) to construct the first hospital in San Andres, a remote area of Quezon.

MGM Resorts drops Entain takeover plans

MGM Resorts said it doesn't intend to put forward a revised offer for the U.K.'s Entain, which has rejected an $11 billion bid, but remains committed to pursuing a omni-channel gaming strategy.
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Covid-19 prompts Thailand gambling legalization debate

In yet another sign of how Covid-19 may fundamentally change the gambling landscape in Asia, Thai media is reporting that the government is open to studying whether to legalize gambling.

Macau GGR trending down 61% from Jan. 2020: Bernstein

Macau's month-to-date gross gambling revenue is trending down 61 percent from the same period last year and is up 10 percent on December, according to Bernstein Research.

Thai PM ready to consider merits of legalizing gambling

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has said he's willing to consider whether to legalize gambling to help stamp out rampant illegal betting, even though he personally is against the idea.

Genting Malaysia earnings forecasts cut at Kenanga on lockdowns

Genting Malaysia's 2021 earnings estimates have been cut by 22 percent by analysts at Kenanga Research due to more Covid-19 lockdowns in Malaysia and the U.K.

Nazara Technologies becomes first India gaming startup to file for IPO

Nazara Technologies, whose offerings include fantasy sports and real money quizzing, has become the first Indian gaming startup to apply for a stock market listing.
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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.
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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.
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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.