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Philippines Q2 GGR plunges

Philippines Q2 GGR plunges

Gross gambling revenue in Q2 in the Philippines came in at just P2.42 billion ($49.9 million) as the Covid-19 crisis forced the closure of gambling outlets across the country, according to figures from regulator, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR).
Tak Chun CEO may make mandatory bid for Macau Legend

Tak Chun CEO may make mandatory bid for Macau Legend

Tak Chun CEO Chang Wen Lin may make a mandatory offer for all of the outstanding shares in Macau Legend for HK$1.9 billion ($245 million) after acquiring a stake in the operator.
HatchAsia signs SVH takeover deed

HatchAsia signs SVH takeover deed

HatchAsia has signed and executed a Deed of Company Arrangement to take control of Australia-listed Silver Heritage Group. 
MBS hires lawyers to probe $1b in transfers

MBS hires lawyers to probe $1b in transfers

Marina Bay Sands has hired a top law firm in Singapore to look into potential employee transfers of more than $1 billion in clients’ funds to third parties, Bloomberg reports.
Facial Recognition Tech

Occupancy sensors, tracking technology, seeing strong growth

Technology to help monitor the occupancy inside a property, as well as facial recognition and ways of tracking clients, are among the fastest growing areas of technology at present, a participant in a G2E Asia online panel said.

RG24seven launches responsible gaming training

RG24seven said it has launched a responsible training program, incorporating short videos from experts worldwide to underpin its interactive education in the field.  “As the...
Barriere ventures into online with Betconstruct

Barriere ventures into online with Betconstruct

French casino group Barriere has become the latest bricks and mortar casino to tap into online gaming, entering into a partnership with Betconstruct to launch BarriereBet.

IR development at the “confrontational axis” of Japanese politics

“The casino issue is symbolic of the clear confrontational axis between top-down politics and grassroots politics… We cannot let matters continue as they have under the Abe administration.” So declared Leader of the Opposition Yukio Edano on Wednesday while touring Yamashita Pier, the proposed site for Yokohama’s major urban IR.
Another plaintiff stakes claim to IPI funds

Another plaintiff stakes claim to IPI funds

Another plaintiff is asking the court to enforce a settlement awarded against Imperial Pacific International, saying it has violated the terms of an initial agreement.

Macau gaming tax revenue at 45.6% of budget through August

The amount of revenue collected from Macau’s six gaming operators has fallen to just 45.6 percent of the government’s budget given the effects of the pandemic.
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

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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.
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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.