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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...


Philippines extends travel ban to 19 countries

The Philippines has barred entry to 19 countries, including Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore, to help prevent the introduction of a new strain of the Covid-19 virus, recently discovered in the U.K.

PAGCOR contributes US$354 million to fight Covid-19 in 2020

The Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corp (PAGCOR) remitted PHP17 billion ($354 million) to the Bureau of the Treasury in 2020 to help the government fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

Yokohama City Council begins deliberations on IR referendum

The Yokohama City Council has begun its deliberations on whether or not to hold a popular referendum on IR development. Despite gaining more than three times the needed number of resident signatures, Mayor Fumiko Hayashi has asked that the referendum be rejected.

Macau restaurants awarded 18 Michelin stars for 2021

The Michelin Guide for 2021 has awarded 18 stars collectively to restaurants in Macau's integrated resorts, down two from the prior year. Melco Resorts & Entertainment accounted for 7 of the total. 

Macau junket sector continues to shrink to 85 entities

Macau's Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) has published an updated list of licensed junket operators, showing a reduction in 10 from January to 85. The list includes companies and single agents.

Macau says 2020 labour disputes dropped 12%

The Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) said the number of labour disputes it dealt with last year fell 12 percent to 1,519, involving 2,841 workers.