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Success Universe to swing to loss as gaming revenue evaporates

Success Universe warns that it will swing to a loss in the first half due to its share of “substantial” losses from the Ponte 16 casino in Macau.
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Suppliers rush to adapt to Covid realities

While the past six months have undoubtedly been devastating for the gaming industry, in just a short space of time suppliers have shown their ability to adapt and react, releasing new products for the new reality and refocusing business models. 

SkyCity gets $9.4m in further wage subsidies

New Zealand’s SkyCity Entertainment Group has received a further $9.4 million (US$6.2 million) in wage subsidies to support employment during Covid-19, taking its total to $31 million, according to a local media report.
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Genting Malaysia seeing reasonable growth: report

Genting Malaysia has seen reasonable growth in visitation since it began reopening on June 15 and Resorts World Genting has doubled its number of available rooms, according a research report from CGS-CIMB.

The Star fined for breach of social-distancing rules

The Star casino in Sydney has been fined A$5,500 (US$3,831) for breaching public health orders after patrons were seen “standing and mingling between groups”...

Leisure & Resorts World Q1 profit drops 19% on lockdown

Leisure & Resorts World Corp, which operates bingo parlours and online gaming in the Philippines, reported a drop of 18.9 percent in gross profit in the first quarter, due to Covid-19 mandated lockdowns.

Jumbo donates 10,000 masks to Philippines and Cambodia

Jumbo Technology is donating a total of 10,000 masks to the Philippines and Cambodia in its first round of medical funding and donations.  “Countries have...

Caesars requires masks-on at all times at its properties

Caesars Entertainment Corp has implemented a universal mask policy across all of its properties starting Wednesday, June 24, 2020, according to a company announcement.  The...

Five POGOs have closed in recent weeks

Five Philippine Offshore Casino Operators (POGOs) have closed down due to a difficult business environment caused by the Covid-19, reports Philstar.  The information comes from...

VIC to further lift coronavirus restrictions

Premier Daniel Andrews has confirmed further easing of coronavirus restrictions in the Victoria, which will boost customer capacity for hospitality venues such as pubs...
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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.