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Covid-19 precautions in Macau casinos

Macau May GGR improves, but no real cause for celebration

Although Macau's gross gambling revenue showed significant improvement in May, both year-on-year and sequentially, significant headwinds remain and the figures did little to excite stock investors.
Jennifer Song, morningstar

Morningstar takes the Macau market pulse

Jennifer Song, equity analyst with Morningstar, spoke with Asia Gaming Brief managing editor Sharon Singleton about visitation to Macau during the recent Chinese New Year period and the outlook for recovery. The longer-than-usual May holiday may be a key catalyst for growth.
Macau tourists

Macau March GGR seen down mid-60%, HK reopening in Q2: Bernstein

Macau Gross gambling revenue (GGR) in March is expected to be down in the low to mid-sixties percent from the same month last year, though visitation is expected to improve in Spring and travel with Hong Kong may resume from Q2, Bernstein Research said in a note.
Galaxy board Q4

Melco/Galaxy turn EBITDA positive, upbeat on recovery

The last two of Macau’s operators released Q4 results on Thursday, with both returning to profit at the EBITDA-level and expressing confidence in the market recovery.
Wynn Casino

Premium mass seen as Macau’s short-term growth driver

Macau operators focused on the premium mass market are likely to significantly outperform in the short term, while the VIP sector may take another two years to recover, according to Bernstein Research.
Macau Grand Lisboa

Signs of silver linings 

Faced with the ongoing onslaught of negative news from around the world, you may have missed a few things this week that when put together point to a more optimistic view of Asia’s gambling industry. 
Visa simplification key to Macau pickup

Visa simplification key to Macau pickup: Bernstein

The simplification of visa procedures for Chinese visitors is key to drive a more robust recovery in Macau, where this year’s Golden Week figures proved disappointing, according to a note from Bernstein Research.

Covid survey bodes ill for Golden Week

A Bank of America survey held in August found that only 47 percent of Mainland Chinese travellers who want to visit Macau would be willing to take a Covid-19 test, casting doubt on visitation for the upcoming Golden Week holiday. 
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....
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.

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.