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Tourists choose shopping over gambling: Bloomberg

Shopping has taken over gambling as the biggest earner in Singapore’s tourism industry, rising 44 percent year-on-year in the six months through June, says...

Total visitor spending up 17.4 percent in 16Q3

Total visitor spending (ex-gaming) increased 17.4 percent year-on-year to MOP 14.6 billion in 16Q3, according to information released by the Statistics and Census Service...

Shanghai Disneyland threatens Macau non-gaming

Non-gaming spending in Macau will continue to be threatened by Shanghai Disneyland, said Morgan Stanley in a note on Monday. “Average spending per capita of...

Chinese visitation and spending up in Australia

Chinese visitor spending for the year ended March 16, 2016  went up 25 percent year-on-year, to A$8.9 billion (US$6.5 billion), according to Tourism Research Australia’s International Visitor...

Visitor non-gaming spending down 13.6 percent in 16Q1

Visitor non-gaming spending amounted to MOP 11.5 billion ($US1.4 billion) in 16Q1, down 13.6 percent year-on-year, according to data from the Statistics and Census...

Casinos to benefit as China visa walls crumble

As China’s outbound tourism market continues to balloon, a growing number of destinations are easing visa requirements to woo the mainland traveller, with casinos in those countries likely to be among the key beneficiaries. With research suggesting that most Chinese overseas tourists will visit a casino, relaxed visa restrictions could be a key driver for GGR.  

Singapore tourism spending fell for the first time in six years

Tourism spending in Singapore fell for the first time in six years in 2015, down 6.8 percent to SG$22 billion (US$15.7 billion), according to...

Genting doubles spending plan for GITP to RM10.38b

  Genting Malaysia has doubled its planned investment to revamp facilities at its flagship Resorts World Genting property in the Genting Highlands. The company says it...

Macau’s tourist price index up 0.82 percent in 15Q2

Macau’s tourist price index for 15Q2 increased by 0.82 percent year-on-year to 134.61, attributable to the price increase for restaurant services and local food...

Macau tourism spending slumps in 15Q1

Macau tourism spending, excluding gaming, dropped 16.2 percent in the first quarter as overnight visitors spent less on shopping. Total spending was MOP 13.36 billion...
Solid Gaming

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. 

Instant and secure deposits

AstroPay is the pioneer payment solution for thousands of consumers in Latin America, Asia and Africa, who want to purchase online on international sites, that helps merchants access new markets through its main product, AstroPay Card.

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...
Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Malta

Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Manila

Regulating the Game 2021

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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.