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Covid clusters delay hopes for Asian tourism recovery

The New Year hasn’t brought the relief that had been hoped for Asia’s devastated tourism industry, with new outbreaks of Covid-19 across the region dampening expectations for an early opening of borders.
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Paving a path forward in India

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, India’s gaming market has been subject to the same litany of impacts experienced in the rest of the gaming world. 

Macau blue-card holders to receive free vaccine

Blue card holders in Macau and students will be entitled to receive Covid-19 vaccinations for free and there will be enough doses for the entire population by the end of the year.

China luxury spend to switch to travel, outdoor pursuits as pandemic fades

Chinese spending on luxury goods, which has driven some stocks to record highs, is likely to subside once the pandemic eases in favour of spending on travel, dining and outdoor leisure, a publication tracking the Mainland market reports.

Macau GGR down “significantly” amid China Covid outbreaks

Macau's gross gambling revenue in the past week is down about 32 percent from its levels in December due to increasing travel restrictions in China on renewed clusters of Covid-19, Bernstein Research says.

Hong Kong steps up Covid-19 measures with Kowloon lockdown

Hong Kong is taking its most drastic measures to date to curb the spread of Covid-19, locking down about 150 buildings in central Kowloon, affecting about 4,000 to 5,000 residents.

Macau returnee tests positive for Covid infection

A passenger aboard one of the two special Air Macau flights coming from Tokyo, bringing 109 residents stranded abroad, has tested positive for Covid-19 in a test carried out upon arrival in Macau, becoming the first local case in seven months.
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Interview with Peter Johns: Edging towards convergence [video]

Peter Johns, chief commercial officer of IDX Games and a long-time Asia gaming executive, talks with Asia Gaming Brief Managing Editor Sharon Singleton about how new technologies are shaping the future of gaming and how more convergence with the online world is needed.

Resorts World Genting to close until February 4 on Covid

Genting Malaysia's Resorts World Genting said it will close up until Feb. 4th due to movement control orders to stop the spread of Covid-19.

Macau visitor arrivals up 3.6% in December from prior month

Macau visitor arrivals edged up 3.6 percent in December from the prior month to 659,407, but were down 78.6 percent on the year, according to the Statistics and Census Service.
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...
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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.