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Australian health bodies urge Crown Perth to go smoke free

The Australian Medical Association (WA), Australian Council on Smoking and Health WA and Cancer Council WA are calling on Crown Perth to make its high-roller gaming areas at the casino entirely smoke-free. The group has stopped smoking in its Melbourne casino VIP areas for a period of two weeks to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

No smoking business consortium launched in Tokyo

Backed by Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike and the Tokyo Medical Association, the "No Smoking Promotion Business Consortium” was launched on Thursday as the latest effort to bring Japan’s public policies on smoking in line with most other advanced nations.

Tough times ahead for Macau ops: MS

Tightened liquidity and a full smoking ban in Macau will likely pressure VIP and premium mass growth in 2019, warned Morgan Stanley analysts. On Monday,...

Operators to submit smoking lounge applications by end Sept

At least two casinos in Macau have applied to build smoking lounges in their casinos, said the Health Bureau on Wednesday, local media reports. Last...

Philippine outlook clouded by smoking ban, RWM attack

The attack on Resorts World Manila, a likely public smoking ban and a proposed casino entry fee are putting pressure on the Philippine gambling industry. It was the best-performing in Asia last year and tipped again for strong growth, but smoking bans have never been known to produce a positive effect on revenue, while the attack hits a country that has long struggled with the perception it is not safe. 

Smoking ban rules to come out in July

The new rules and regulations related to the public smoking ban in the Philippines will be released in July, reports SunStar Manila. Earlier this month,...

Philippines bans smoking in public places

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order banning smoking in public places nationwide, local media reports. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial told ABS CBN...

Smoking lounges in favor: survey

More than 50 percent of gaming employees in Macau are in favor of smoking lounges, according to a survey commissioned by the city’s gaming...

Government considers keeping smoking lounges

Macau’s government is considering a proposal to keep smoking lounges inside its casinos, foregoing a full smoking ban, local media reports. The announcement was made...

Macau: Weak start for April; smoking ban update

Macau has had a weak start to April, with GGR reported at MOP 5.5 billion (US$688.7 million) from April 1 - 10, according to...
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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....
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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

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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.
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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.
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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.