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Sihanoukville gets a face lift

Sihanoukville gets a face lift

While it’s too early to say Cambodia’s coastal gambling hub has risen phoenix-like from the ashes, there are encouraging signs that Sihanoukville is serious about transforming into a mass market tourism destination, with a significant improvement in urban infrastructure.
Monitoring the Mekong

Monitoring the Mekong

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.
Rightsizing Cambodia’s casino industry post-Covid 19

Rightsizing Cambodia’s casino industry post-Covid 19

According to the World Health Organization, Cambodia has 275 COVID cases and zero COVID-related deaths as of the last week of September.
Filling international visitor gaps

Filling international visitor gaps

Jurisdictions around Asia are noting a strong surge in domestic tourism as a result of the pandemic, but border reopenings remain some way off and local traffic is unlikely to do enough to offset lost revenue in the IR industry.

Covid-19 interrupts Donaco’s financial recovery

Despite turning in relatively encouraging financial results for the second half of 2019, Donaco International signalled that its Vietnam casino was being heavily impacted...

Amax becomes Century Entertainment International

The proposed name change of Amax International Holdings to Century Entertainment International Holdings Limited has gone through as an effort to refresh the corporate image.

Arbuckle out as Donaco CEO

The meltdown at Donaco International continued on Thursday when Paul Arbuckle tendered his resignation as CEO only six months into the job.

Amax reports 54 percent drop in revenue

Amax International Holdings Limited has reported a 54 percent year-on-year drop in revenues in the six-month period ending September 30 to the figure of HK$28.5 million (about US$3.6 million).

Macau Chief Executive meets Cambodian PM

Macau Chief Executive Chui Sai On met with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to  discuss how to strengthen cooperation between the two governments. Chui said...

Cambodian gov’t approves 10 more casino licenses

The Cambodian government has granted 10 new casino licenses in the third quarter of this year, raising their number in Cambodia to 75, local...
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.