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GKL extends casino closures to January 18

Grand Korea Leisure confirmed in a filing that it is extending the closures of all three of its casinos until the morning of January 18.

Mixed signals on 2021 recovery

After a horrific year like 2020, what almost everyone wants to hear is that 2021 will be a year in which the world will gradually return to something like normality. That may very well be the story that develops over the course of the next twelve months, but no one should assume that a positive outcome is guaranteed.
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South Korea casinos extend closures through the holidays

South Korea has lost control of its Covid-19 pandemic as never before, and this is triggering additional delays in casino reopenings.
Covid resurgence in Northeast Asia

Covid resurgence in Northeast Asia

As we enter the holiday season and the final week of full daily gaming industry coverage by Asia Gaming Brief, we must regretfully acknowledge that for at least a couple of the key jurisdictions we cover, conditions have clearly gone backwards rather than forward.
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Power of the pandemic revealed once again

News on Saturday that Singapore and Hong Kong will not be launching their anticipated travel bubble due to a spike of new Covid-19 cases in the Chinese territory has highlighted once again the fragile nature of business planning in the era of the pandemic.
Macau back in black

Macau back in black

Almost as soon as the world was plunged into the Covid-19 pandemic, many voices within the Asian gaming industry began talking about “recovery” and mapping exit strategies back to financial health.

Local government revenues take pounding from Kangwon Land woes

The revenues of local governments in South Korea are being heavily impacted by the long-term suspension of operations at Kangwon Land, triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as a running dispute over the calculation of how much money the resort is obligated to pay to the abandoned mine fund.
Bloomberry Foundation, PAGCOR complete quarantine facilities

Bloomberry Foundation, PAGCOR complete quarantine facilities

Bloomberry Foundation and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp said they have completed the capital region’s largest quarantine facility for Covid-19 patients.
Ha Tien Vegas opens September 18

Ha Tien Vegas opens Friday

Ha Tien Vegas is the latest of Cambodia’s casinos to restart, with plans to open its doors from Friday, September 18th.

MGM to lay off 18,000 furloughed workers

MGM Resorts began laying off 18,000 furloughed workers on Monday as the impact of the pandemic drags on.
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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.