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South Korea extends social distancing until January 3

South Korea said on Sunday it will extend social distancing measures introduced to try to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic for another six days, to Jan. 3 after reporting a further 970 cases on Saturday.

Star Sydney tightens Covid restrictions

Star Entertainment Group has announced that, in accordance with directives from the New South Wales state government, tighter social distancing and other measures have been reinstituted at Star Sydney.

Star says easing of Sydney Covid rules allow major capacity increase

The Star Entertainment Group says the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in Sydney will remove the 300 person cap per area and allow it to increase the total number of permitted patrons from 1,800 to 10,000. Rules have also been relaxed in Queensland.

Kangwon Land reopens at limited capacity

Kangwon Land has announced it has reopened its casino to visitors, operating at a limited capacity.
“Worst may be over” for Resorts World Genting: RHB

“Worst may be over” for Resorts World Genting: RHB

The “worst” of the crisis may be over for Resorts World Genting, with a significant improvement in visitation since it reopened three months ago, RHB Research said in a note.
Surveillance: casinos’ secret weapon in tackling Covid-19

Surveillance: casinos’ secret weapon in tackling Covid-19

Estimates suggest global casino GGR will be down significantly in 2020 and full recovery may take years to reach 2019 levels.

AXES launches social distancing app

AXES.ai has launched a free social distancing app for its clients that will allow them to enforce social distancing at gaming machines.
Okada Manila

Okada Manila to reopen at 30 percent capacity

Universal Entertainment has confirmed its Okada Manila property will reopen at 30 percent of its capacity of table and machine games.
New York casinos face strict reopening criteria

New York casinos face strict reopening criteria

Casinos in New York State, including Genting Group’s Resorts World Catskills, will be permitted to open from next Wednesday, though will face strict reopening restrictions.
Cruise Ships Crisis

Cruise industry struggles with Covid comeback

As the world struggles to get back to its feet, the Covid-19 pandemic has left the cruise community wondering if things will ever get back to the way they were before.
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.