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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 amends AML laws to cover POGOs

The Philippine Congress has approved amendments to its Anti-Money Laundering legislation, which include bringing Philippine Offshore Gambling Operators (POGOs) and their service providers under the law. 

Macau authorities say Covid vaccination gives no release from entry restrictions

The Macau authorities have clarified that those who receive Covid-19 vaccinations will not be excepted from pandemic related entry restrictions.

Singapore on cusp of regulatory overhaul

On 3 April 2020, the Ministry of Home Affairs of Singapore (MHA) announced that it will be reconstituting the Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA) to establish the Gambling Regulatory Authority (GRA) by 2021. The GRA will have an expanded mandate to regulate the entire gambling landscape in Singapore and aims to consolidate and optimize gambling regulatory resources within a single agency. 

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.

City Council debates cost sharing for Yumeshima subway line extension

Osaka Mayor Ichiro Matsui fielded questions from the Osaka City Council on Monday regarding the extension of the Osaka Metro Chuo Line to Yumeshima, including the cost sharing arrangements with the anticipated future IR operator.

Vietnam’s Royal International Corp sees stock value spiraling upward

For reasons that are not entirely clear, the value of the stock of Royal International Corp, owner of Royal Ha Long casino hotel, has doubled in the past two weeks, even as the stock index itself has been on a declining path.