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Problem gambling measures to hit VIC slot venues

Pokie clubs in Victoria will soon be hit with a number of changes aimed at reducing harm from problem gambling. According to a report from...

Are SAPPs driving NZ pokie revenue?

An increase in spending on pokies in New Zealand’s clubs and bars, despite a shrinking number of venues, has baffled industry regulators. The government commissioned independent research to look into various factors that might be influencing the trend and though the results were far from clear cut, one takeout appears to be the introduction of Stand Alone Progressive Prize (SAPP) machines.

Cashless slots attract scorn from anti-gambling groups

A ticket-in, ticket-out system could be introduced to slot machines in clubs in Victoria, sparking an uproar from anti-gambling groups, local media reports. The cashless...

Local council calls for pokies freeze

A local council in Western Sydney is calling on the state government to place a cap on pokies (slot machine) numbers in communities with...

Gambling on Australia’s preferences

A small change to Australian gambling law in 2015 is now having an impact on the wider industry. The amendment highlights why many are concerned about the market’s ability to support some of the multi-billion dollar IR projects being planned. With Australian's gambling preferences still focused on pokies and VIP revenue declining, who will fill these properties? 

No chance of pokies at Crown Barangaroo

Crown Resorts’ new VIP casino that is planned for Barangaroo in Sydney will not be permitted to operate pokies, even though the high roller...

Wesfarmers may exit slots if $1 bets fail

Australian retail group Wesfarmers says it is not ruling out exiting the EGM business should the government fail to push through a $1 per...

Rise in pokie spending could signal money laundering

A sharp rise in pokies spending in New Zealand has prompted calls for an investigation into whether there is a link to money laundering,...

SA pokies spending at 13-year low

Spending on poker machines has hit its lowest levels since 2003 in South Australia, with punters moving to online games, local media reports. According to...

NZ gamblers down NZ$843 million in the last year

New Zealand gamblers lost more than NZ$843 million ($594.5 million) in slot machines in the last year, the largest since 2012., local media reports. According...
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Knowledge trumps content in Asia’s complex i-gaming world

In Asia’s complex and diverse igaming landscape, having the right content means business success only if one more key ingredient is included - market knowledge. 

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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...

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.
Winning The Future Chinese Tourist

Winning the Chinese Tourist & China Tourism Blacklist

The AGB Webinar hears from Professor Wolfgang Arlt of COTRI, Shirley Tam of Okada Manila and Desmond Lam of UMAC to discuss future expectations...
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Sigma Malta Show

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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.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Sep 2020 Edition

IN FOCUS: SPORTS BETTING Ball games bounce back. Major sporting events are slowly ramping up around the world and with them the drama and surprises, not all of them good for sports betting operators.