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Manila lockdown preparations mulled due to Delta variant

Manila’s city government is preparing for a possible lockdown of the capital as the number of cases of Delta variant rises in the country.
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POGO tax bill set to be adopted, places 5% rate on GGR

The House of Representatives in the Philippines is reportedly going to adopt the new bill clarifying the tax liabilities of Philippines Offshore Gaming Operators, or POGOs.
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Belle Corp gaming revenue share falls 3 percent in 21Q1

Philippines-listed Belle Corp saw its total revenue fall around 9 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2021, due to a fall in its gaming revenue in Manila, along with its real estate and lottery business. 
Okada-Manila

Universal Entertainment posts 21Q1 loss

Universal Entertainment Corp reported a net loss of JPY5.2 billion for the three months ended March 31, 2021. Net sales fell 64 percent to JPY14.7...
Manila

Manila eases quarantine though casinos still closed

Philippines’ capital city has eased its covid-19 lockdown to “General Community Quarantine” though the city will remain under “heightened restrictions” until May 31. 
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Suntrust board appoints Westside Resorts World directors Andrew Lo, David Chua

Suntrust Home Developers Inc, the company behind the Westside Resorts World project in Manila has appointed two high-profile executives to its board of directors. 
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Manila lockdown could stretch up to two months: Nomura

Nomura analysts have warned that Manila’s “modified enhanced community quarantine” could stretch well past the two-week extension as announced by President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday evening. 

Rich Goldman revives its junket business

After an absence of about nine months, Hong Kong listed Rich Goldman has now confirmed its return to the junket promotion business, securing a VIP room at Solaire Resort & Casino in Manila.
International Entertainment gains provisional license for Manila IR

International Entertainment gains provisional license for Manila IR

International Entertainment Corporation announced on Friday that it has gained a provisional license from PAGCOR to build its Manila IR. The license was delivered to...

Manila casinos granted limited reopenings

Melco International Development revealed on Friday that City of Dreams Manila had been granted a limited reopening from August 24, and that this policy...
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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....
life after pogos

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.
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.