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Former WA inspector name forged in documents easing junket regulation

A former casino inspector from the WA gaming regulator has alleged that his name had been attached to a report without his knowledge, which ultimately was used to abolish regulation requirements of junket operators.

Macau junkets slammed in damning report on illegal betting

Macau junkets have been among those singled out for their involvement in the spread of illegal online betting during the pandemic, according to a report compiled by the Asia Racing Federation, obtained by Asia Gaming Brief.

Saipan suspends issuance of junket licenses

The CNMI gaming regulator has suspended the issuance and renewal of licenses for junket activity on the island. 
António Lobo Vilela

Dore ruling could change face of VIP gaming in Macau: Vilela

The final court ruling on Wynn Macau’s liability in the Dore Entertainment case could change the landscape of VIP gaming in Macau, according to gaming expert António Lobo Vilela.

Star CEO sees Asia VIPs as future growth resource

Matt Bekier, chief executive of Star Entertainment Group said his firm would try to boost its appeal to international tourists, once the borders were open again, to develop a new market by stepping up its pitches to VIP gamblers in Asia through its offices in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Japan junket executive in hot water over possible Macau gambling losses

The former president of the Japanese junket firm Nine & Pictures is in hot water over a large amount of money that has gone missing, possibly as a result of his gambling losses in Macau.

Philippine tax authorities deny tax refund claim of junket operator

The Philippine Court of Tax Appeals has affirmed the denial of a tax refund claim from Prime Investment Korea, a junket gaming operator, over the corporate income tax it paid for the year 2014.

Wynn Macau increases junket commission to 42.5 percent

Casino operator Wynn Macau has upped its commission rate to junket operators by 2.5 percent, in an attempt to claw back its share of...

Rich Goldman seeks new junket operator

Junket promoter Rich Goldman is seeking a new junket operator to collaborate with, after losing its last remaining junket partner at the Grand Lisboa.  On...

Rich Goldman issues profit warning for 19H2

Macau junket promoter Rich Goldman Holdings has issued a profit warning for the six months ended December 31, 2019, due mainly to the impact...
AGE at ICC Sydney, 2021

Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2021

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.

Regulating the Game 2021

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AGBriefings, June, 2021, Resorts World Las Vegas

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.
Asia Gaming Briefings, april 2021

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.
Agbriefings February 21

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.