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Macau extends quarantine to Shijiazhuang/Liaoning

The Macau government has added Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei province and Shenyang, the capital of Liaoning province, to the list of destinations on which a 14-day mandatory quarantine will be imposed. 
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Covid-19 resurgence forces new wave of travel curbs

As we head into the final days of 2020, Covid-19 is once again ramping up in Asia creating new challenges for travel and tourism and triggering a new wave of restrictions.

Easing of travel restrictions to boost Genting Malaysia

The Malaysian government's easing of travel restrictions to allow inter-state travel from Dec. 7th should provide a boost to visitation to Genting Malaysia, UOB Kay Hian Malaysia Research says.

China luxury strength, limited travel options, bode well for Macau

Surprising strength in Chinese luxury spending, an ongoing clampdown on online gambling and limited travel options all bode well for Macau and shares in its operators, Morgan Stanley said.

China says not the right time for travel bubbles, urges against overseas trips

A senior Chinese health official said now is not the right time to create travel bubble similar to the one suggested by Hong Kong and Singapore and has urged Chinese to limit travel overseas to prevent importing cases.

Macau breakeven likely achievable by mid-Autumn: Bernstein

Macau’s six operators are likely to be able to break even on the EBITDA level by mid-Autumn as China renews individual visit scheme visas, according to Bernstein Research.

Genting Singapore seeks cost cuts, pessimistic on outlook

Genting Singapore is seeking to cut costs by about 20 percent to 30 percent after suffering its worst quarterly loss since it opened Resorts World Sentosa.

Border easing a positive step, but limited impact on GGR

The latest border easings between China and Macau are a positive step but will have limited impact on gross gambling revenue, analysts said.
Macau border (file)

Visitation improving but lack of IVS limits gains: Bernstein

Macau has seen improved visitation since the easing of travel restrictions with Mainland China, though progress is slow and a V-shaped recovery is not expected, Bernstein Research said in a note.

HK, Macau, Guangdong mull easing border restrictions

Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong authorities are in discussions aimed at easing border requirements that would allow residents to be exempted from a 14-day quarantine period when travelling across borders.
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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.
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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.