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Macau Skyline, GGR

Higher visitation gives little lift to Macau GGR: Bernstein

Macau is seeing more visitors, but they are still not spending as much in the city's casinos with gross gambling revenue largely flat in the latest week of April, Bernstein Research notes.
Future casino patrons to hail from Japan, China, and Korea

Future casino patrons to hail from Japan, China, and Korea

Chinese, Japanese and Korean players will account for 80 percent of the addressable market population in the future, according to Goldman Sachs managing director Simon Cheung.
Macau

Mass market dominance grows in Macau Q1

Macau’s Q1 gross gambling revenue breakdown clearly shows the mass market pulling ahead of the VIP sector, which is struggling to recover from the double-whammy of Covid and policy pressures in China.

Macau’s mass market baccarat half of GGR in Q1

Mass market baccarat accounted for 51 percent of Macau's gross gambling revenue in the first quarter of this year, according to figures released by the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau.
Macau, VIP, GGR

Macau VIP constrained by supply issues in 21Q1

VIP GGR in Macau during the first quarter held at around 20 percent of pre-covid-19 levels according to a note from JP Morgan on Wednesday. 
António Lobo Vilela

Dore ruling could change face of VIP gaming in Macau: Vilela

The final court ruling on Wynn Macau’s liability in the Dore Entertainment case could change the landscape of VIP gaming in Macau, according to gaming expert António Lobo Vilela.

Star CEO sees Asia VIPs as future growth resource

Matt Bekier, chief executive of Star Entertainment Group said his firm would try to boost its appeal to international tourists, once the borders were open again, to develop a new market by stepping up its pitches to VIP gamblers in Asia through its offices in Singapore and Hong Kong.
Macau daylight

Macau January GGR performance better than expected

Macau’s gross gambling revenue dropped 63.7 percent in January, better than analysts had been expecting after renewed Covid-19 clusters on Mainland China slowed visitation later in the month.
China RMB

Devil in the details of digital RMB: Bernstein

The introduction of a digital renminbi into Macau would potentially have a positive impact on the gaming industry, easing cash flow for mass and premium mass players, but the “devil would be in the details,” says Bernstein Research.
Wynn Casino

Melco/Wynn named as top picks as premium mass leads recovery

Melco Resorts & Entertainment and Wynn Resorts are expected to outperform their Macau rivals in the next six months due to their larger exposure to the premium mass market, according to Bernstein Research.
AGE at ICC Sydney, 2021

Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2021

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.

Regulating the Game 2021

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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.