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Bernstein: Macau February GGR could fall 95 percent

A note from Bernstein Research predicts that Macau’s February GGR could fall as much as 95 percent year-on-year in the event that the casino...

MGM China waives 15 days rent for retail tenants

As a measure to relieve the economic stress during the Wuhan Coronavirus closure for its retail tenants inside the MGM Macau and MGM Cotai...

Seven Macau hotels have suspended operations

A total of seven hotels in Macau are known to have suspended operations as a result of sharply lower visitation and countermeasures against the...

Macau hotels begin to suspend operations

With the mandated two-week closure of all casinos and a dramatic drop-off in visitors to the territory, a number of hotels in Macau are...

Macau casinos begin two-week closure

The city’s 41 casinos have closed down for two weeks starting Wednesday 12am, in efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus.  The decision made...

Macau government orders two-week closure of all casinos

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has announced that all 41 of the territory’s casinos must be shut for a period of at least two...

Macau GGR drops 11.3 percent in January as coronavirus measures tighten

The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) reported over the weekend that monthly GGR in the coronavirus-hit territory came in at MOP$22.1 billion (about...

Coronavirus impact a “wake up call” to support online gaming in Asia

Jason Ader, managing partner at SpringOwl Asset Management and a former board member at Las Vegas Sands, told a CNBC business program on Tuesday...

Wuhan Coronavirus hammers Macau’s economy

Slammed by fears and emergency immigration policies related to the rapid spread of Wuhan Coronavirus, visitation to Macau from mainland China has dropped off...

Chinese New Year celebrations cancelled over Wuhan coronavirus

Gaming analysts are scrambling to estimate the economic impact as the Wuhan coronavirus crisis escalates and all public celebrations of Chinese New Years (CNY)...
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.