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Singapore IRs step up virus prevention measures

Singapore’s two integrated resorts have stepped up precautionary measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus, whilst rolling out promotions to draw more local...

Statement on ASEAN Gaming Summit 2020 postponement

Asia Gaming Brief regrets to inform you that, after careful consideration, we have made the decision to postpone our highly popular ASEAN Gaming Summit...

Economic toll deepens, but underlying optimism intact

The Coronavirus, now renamed as Covid-19, has devastated the near-term outlook for Asia’s casino operators, though analysts still expect demand to snap back sharply once the outbreak is under control. The big question is when that might be.

POGOs linked to human trafficking in Senate testimony

Some Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) were accused of engaging in human trafficking at an emotional hearing in the Senate. Senator Risa Hontiveros and Teresita...

Okada Manila GGR declines in January on VIP woes

Universal Entertainment reported lower GGR at the Okada Manila sparked by a decline in the VIP segment. The January GGR of PHP3.83 billion (about US$76.6...

Genting Singapore “pessimistic” as it reports 9 percent decline in 2019 profits

Genting Singapore declared itself “pessimistic” about the coming months under business impact of the Covid-19 outbreak in China, as it announced full year financial...

Influencing the outcome

Easy to implement and highly effective, influencer marketing is fast becoming an essential component of the online marketing toolbox, with as many as 65 percent of marketers having increased their influencer marketing budgets in 2019. 

Genting SG gets shareholder nod for $10 billion Japan IR

Genting Singapore has received overwhelming approval from its shareholders to spend up to $10 billion for an IR bid in Japan.  The vote was taken...

PAGCOR revenue increased 11.6% in 2019

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp saw strong performance from online gaming firms, and that of local, land-based casino operations, which led to an...

POGO to implement measures against viral outbreak

Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) have agreed to implement measures against the coronavirus after the country’s first death from the viral disease on Saturday,...

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