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Russia confirms Azov closure on Dec. 31

After months of uncertainty and campaigning against its closure, Russian authorities have announced an expeditious end to the country's first gambling zone amid planned expansion of another zone situated in the same part of the country.

Second TSUPIS launched; first Sochi casino opens Jan

Russia’s second TSUPIS has become fully operational, according to a payment service provider headquartered in Cyprus. Established by the Russian government, TSUPIS is the centralized...

Sochi’s first casino to soft launch NYE

Sochi’s first casino is scheduled for a soft launch on New Year’s Eve, five days before its grand opening, local media reports. "Many people are...

Sochi’s Krasnaya Polyana issues first license

Local authorities have issued the first casino operating license in Sochi's Krasnaya Polyana (Red Meadow) gambling zone, reports state-owned TASS news agency, citing a...
Crimea

No plans for Crimea: Summit Ascent

Summit Ascent Holdings has denied any plans to invest in the gambling zones located in Crimea and Sochi, contrary to media reports. In a statement...

First Sochi casino to open in 2016-17

The first casino in Sochi is expected to be open in the next two years, said a spokesperson for the Sochi-based Gorky Gorod resort,...

Putin extends life of Azov-City gaming zone to 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill extending the lifespan of the Azov-City gaming zone in Krasnodar Territory until 1 January 2019, state-owned...

Primorye sets new conditions for future investors

Future investors in the Primorye gambling zone in Russia’s Far East will need to make a special contribution worth about 1.5 billion roubles ($23...

Sochi gambling zone to open by next summer

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak announced that the Sochi gambling zone will open by next summer, state-owned Russian news agency TASS reported.  In an...

Russia to shut three Azov city casinos

The Russian government plans to shut three casinos in Azov City this year in a bid to strengthen the country’s other gaming zones. The government...
Life After Pogos

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...
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.
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.
asia gaming briefings Dec 20

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.
asia gaming briefings OCT 20

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.