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Sands China further narrows loss in Q2, but pandemic continues to shadow

Macau casino operator Sands China continues to display recovery signals, with a narrower loss of $166 million in the second quarter of 2021, though LVS’ chairman says the company continues to suffer from the economic effects of the pandemic.

Pandemic casino floor restrictions not as painful as expected

No doubt, limits on customer numbers and distancing has hurt casino gaming revenue over the past year, but gaming industry executive David Croft says the increased spacing hasn’t hurt yields as much as one would expect. 
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Resorts World Manila gets property wide Safety Seal

Resorts World Manila (RWM) has been awarded a “Safety Seal” from the government on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
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Genting reveals pandemic-proof cruise ship of the future

Colin Au, president and deputy CEO of Genting Hong Kong on Saturday revealed that the first of its new mid-sized cruise lines, a 2,000-passenger “Universal-class” ship is planned for 2025.
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Crown Perth ceases gaming for three days

Crown Resorts has announced that its casino in Perth will cease all gaming activities from noon June 27 for a period of three days, as the state goes under lockdown after a Perth woman tested positive for covid-19. 
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Covid compliance blitz set for Sydney

Liquor and Gaming NSW inspections, as well as inspectors from Safework NSW and Fair Trading NSW will be stepping up their inspections of hospitality venues across Sydney to ensure they are complying with the latest covid-19 health orders.
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Australian state of Victoria easing Covid restrictions

Starting from 11:59 on Thursday, authorities in the Australian state of Victoria are going to be significantly lifting restrictions as the state brings its latest COVID-19 outbreak under control.

Guangdong covid-19 cases seen turning a corner

Guangdong health officials are reportedly upbeat over the slowing number of covid-19 infections and have even started to lift lockdowns in certain areas. 
Macau diversification debate focuses on finance

Bernstein expecting June GGR to fall 30% as Guangdong cases surge

Bernstein analysts are expecting Macau June GGR to be down around 30 percent from May, due mainly to a surge in covid-19 cases in Guangdong and increased travel restrictions for travelers from the region. 

Guangzhou tightens restrictions on travel amid covid-19 spread

Authorities in Guangzhou have urged residents not to leave the city unless necessary, in a plight to slow the spread of covid-19. 
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Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2022

The Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) is the place to see new products and services, network, attend thought-provoking seminars, seek business partners and generate sales....
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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.

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G2E Asia 2021

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Asia Gaming Briefings – June 2021 Edition

For this edition of our magazine, we focus on Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines. The country’s casino industry has been among the hardest hit in Asia, with the integrated resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City having remained mostly closed to the general public since the beginning of the crisis last year.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – April 2021 Edition

In this April edition of Asia Gaming Briefings we take the pulse of how the North Asia jurisdictions of Japan, Korea and the Russian Far East have fared.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Feb 2021 Edition

The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.