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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...
AGE, australasian gaming expo

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....
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.

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G2E Asia 2021

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.