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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.
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Auckland back in lockdown after new cases

Auckland has been put back into stage three lockdown, while the rest of the country moves back to stage two, after new Covid-19 cases were discovered in a local household with no obvious cause of transmission.

Renewed Victoria lockdown hits Crown Melbourne reopening plans

Crown Melbourne, the largest casino in Australia, will not be benefitting from the wave of reopenings after Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews announced that the...

Duterte extends Metro Manila, Cebu City lockdown

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has placed Metro Manila and Cebu City on lockdown again starting June 16, following a marked rise in coronavirus cases,...

Japan lifts state of emergency in remaining prefectures

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has put an end to the country’s state of emergency, lifting the order for Tokyo and its surrounding areas...

At least 200 to lose racing jobs as country eases restrictions

At least two hundred staff in New Zealand’s off-track betting agency the TAB will lose their jobs due to a sharp downturn in racing...

State of emergency to be lifted on Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to make a decision on whether to lift a state of emergency on Osaka, Kyoto, and Hyogo...

Laos eases lockdown, casinos remain closed until June 1

The government of Laos has lifted travel restrictions which will allow people to travel freely around the country, though entertainment venues including casinos will...

Philippines extends lockdown on Metro Manila to end of May

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has extended the Covid-19 lockdown in Metro Manila until the end of May, along with Cebu City and Laguna province. The...

NZ gaming venues to reopen on Thursday

From Thursday businesses other than bars can reopen, including retail stores, malls, playgrounds, cinemas, and gyms, but with strict physical distancing and hygiene requirements.  People...
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.
asia gaming briefings Dec 20

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.
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.