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Macau Golden Week visitors down 86 percent

The National Day Golden Week, which spanned eight days this year, saw a year-on-year decline of 86 percent in the number of visitors to Macau.
Goa seeks the return of Russian tourists

Goa seeks the return of Russian tourists

The state government of Goa is seeking the return of Russian tourists to both its hotels and casinos as a measure to revive the local economy in the wake of the Covid-19 downturn.

Q1 visitors increase but spending down

Despite increasing its international visitors in Q1, Singapore’s tourism spending fell 4.8 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, according to data from...

ASEAN tourism to grow, but challenges remain

The ASEAN region is poised for a significant tourism boom, but more work needs to be done in areas such as infrastructure - and...

Beyond Macau: how Asia’s casino space is shaping up in the 2020s

With multiple new destinations opening up over the coming years, Asia’s casino space will have a very different feel in the 2020s. Of course, new...

Bloomberry looks north for Manila expansion

Bloomberry Resorts Corporation, owner and operator of the Solaire Resort & Casino, is looking north for future expansion. Its latest casino venture, which will be...
Resorts World Catskills

Genting’s New York IR debuts, eyes Asian tourists

The $1.2 billion Resorts World Catskills opened its doors on February 8, expanding the Genting brand in the U.S., even though the Malaysian company missed out on a license for its own property in New York State. The project, which is the biggest of four new resorts in the upstate area, will be the first IR in the U.S. to carry the Genting name. The company has been pushing hard to penetrate the North American market, though with mixed results.

Chinese tourists to S.Korea expected to halve in 2017

The number of Chinese tourists visiting South Korea is expected to fall by 4 million in 2017, compared to over 8 million recorded in...

Macau wants to be the party capital of Asia

Macau has been working hard to rebrand itself into a “party capital” amidst declining gaming revenue, and pressure for the city to diversify its...

Package tour visitors down in June

The number of visitors on package tours to Macau declined by 20.7 percent year-on-year in June, totalling 571,000 according to data from the Statistics...
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...
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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

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.