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China reopens visa system for Macau foreign residents

For the first time since March last year, the China Online Visa Application system will open to foreign residents in Macau from next Monday.
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Macau presses Beijing for IVS e-visa restart

Macau’s tourism officials are pressing the mainland government to restart the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) electronic visa, which would allow for more seamless travel between the two countries. 

Almost half of IPI construction force must leave CNMI this month

Almost half, or 88 of the over the 200 construction workers of Imperial Pacific International, will have to leave the CNMI by the end of this month because their H-2B visas are expiring.
Pandemic accelerated shift to cashless payments

Pandemic accelerated shift to cashless payments

More data is coming in to verify what many observers already believed to be the case; that the year of the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated public acceptance of cashless payments, including in places such as Hong Kong and Macau.

Macau border opening likely pushed to July: Bernstein

Restrictions on border crossings into Macau will not likely be lifted by the end of June, according to analysts from Bernstein Research.  While there has...

H-2B visa delay setting back construction for IPI

IPI vice president for construction Eric Poon says the company is still waiting on the approval of “hundreds” of H-2B visa applications made in...

Philippines to restrict Chinese visa-upon-arrival

The Philippines has decided not to scrap visas-upon-arrivals (VUAs) for Chinese tourists, instead opting for a 30-day VUA without provision for an extension, local...
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80 construction workers for IPI to leave today

Around 80 construction workers employed by Imperial Pacific International will leave the island starting today, prior to the January 2020 expiration of their H2-B...

Govt mulls ID cards for POGO workers

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) is considering the issuance of identification cards specifically for Chinese POGO workers to ensure the legality of...
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Malacañang supports end to visa-upon-arrival policy

President Duterte’s office has thrown its support behind Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.’s proposal to end visa-upon-arrival privileges for Chinese nationals, local media reports.
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Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2022

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....
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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.

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G2E Asia 2021

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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.