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Okada Manila to reopen at 30 percent capacity

Universal Entertainment has confirmed its Okada Manila property will reopen at 30 percent of its capacity of table and machine games.
Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville casinos given reopening green light

Casinos in Sihanoukville have been given a green light to reopen by the country’s health ministry as part of a phased reopening of the industry in the country and some are already back in business.
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Sihanoukville casinos ask to reopen

Casinos in Sihanoukville have presented a request to reopen their doors following the lifting of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, The Phnom Penh Post reports.

Donaco says border closure to curb Star Vegas visitation

Donaco International said it expects Cambodian authorities to allow its Star Vegas casino in Poipet to reopen in the next few weeks, although visitor numbers will remain low due to the closure of the border with Thailand.
Genting Singapore

Genting Singapore seen posting 2020 loss: Maybank

Genting Singapore is expected to post a loss for this year as the recovery is taking longer than expected, according to analysts at Maybank Kim Eng.

Half of Star slots operational on opening: JP Morgan

Half of the slot machines were in operation on the first day of opening to the general public of Star Entertainment’s property in Sydney, though business appeared to be brisk, according to analysts at J.P. Morgan.

Social distancing to cap Genting Malaysia visitation

Social distancing measures will cap capacity at Genting Malaysia and it may take two to three years before visitation levels get back to 2019 levels, Affin Hwang Capital Research said in a note, cited by The Edge.

Casinos to reopen, but recovery not imminent: Nomura

Macau’s casinos can begin to reopen from midnight on Thursday, however there is unlikely to be any improvement in visitation until China resumes its individual visit schemes (IVS), which may take a further six weeks, Nomura Instinet analyst Harry Curtis warns.
Solid Gaming

Knowledge trumps content in Asia’s complex i-gaming world

In Asia’s complex and diverse igaming landscape, having the right content means business success only if one more key ingredient is included - market knowledge. 

Instant and secure deposits

AstroPay is the pioneer payment solution for thousands of consumers in Latin America, Asia and Africa, who want to purchase online on international sites, that helps merchants access new markets through its main product, AstroPay Card.

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 – 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 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.
Winning The Future Chinese Tourist

Winning the Chinese Tourist & China Tourism Blacklist

The AGB Webinar hears from Professor Wolfgang Arlt of COTRI, Shirley Tam of Okada Manila and Desmond Lam of UMAC to discuss future expectations...
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South Korea Casino Recovery

The fifth edition of the AGB Webinar Series will take you to South Korea, one of the first countries to reopen their gaming industry...

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SBC Awards 2020

Sigma Malta Show

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Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Manila

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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.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Sep 2020 Edition

IN FOCUS: SPORTS BETTING Ball games bounce back. Major sporting events are slowly ramping up around the world and with them the drama and surprises, not all of them good for sports betting operators.