Tag: Asia

Goldman Sachs: China, Japan, Korea to drive Asian gaming this decade

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Just three markets – China, Japan and South Korea – will comprise 80 percent of all Asian gaming revenues in the coming years, according to Goldman Sachs Managing Director, Simon Cheung.

Spinola Gaming upgrades its lottery solutions for Southeast Asia

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Spinola Gaming, the leading authority in lottery software announces the details of the bespoke Southeast Asian lottery solutions catering for a wide variety of operators, from national lotteries to casino operators, white label clients and affiliate companies.

Can online casinos offer Non-Negotiable Chip Rolling Programs?

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Shaun McCamley, Founder and Managing Partner at Euro Pacific Asia Consulting, introduces the South East Asian phenomenon of non-negotiable rolling programmes – and why they could be utilised more widely, especially while land-based play continues to underwhelm

Proxy betting: a casino’s friend in times of crisis

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As the land-based gaming industry feels the flow on effects from Covid-19, having a trusted and user-friendly live streaming platform for your players to wager through would certainly be a welcome addition. According to Shaun McCamley, managing partner at Euro Asia Pacific Consultancy - this is precisely where proxy betting comes into its own.   As we know from past experiences,...

Spinola Gaming to enter LATAM and Asia with adapted range of lottery solutions

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After a year of development, innovation, and big contract signings in Africa for Spinola Gaming, the lottery solutions provider has announced an updated range of products in preparation for upcoming contract signings in LATAM and Asia. Spinola Gaming will enter LATAM and Asia this year armed with an updated range of lottery solutions specifically adapted for the characteristics of emerging...

Far East remote wagering: the beginning of the end?

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Shaun McCamley managing partner at Euro Pacific Asia Consulting (EPA), reflects on Chinese interventions in Southeast Asia's grey online markets

Betsoft launches Red Dragon suite of Asia focused games

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Casino content developer Betsoft Gaming will roll out a suite of highly innovative slot games specifically designed for the Asian market.

Taiwan to criminalise online gambling

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Taiwan is moving to close a “loophole” in its criminal code that would make online gambling illegal - while introducing fines for players who disobey the..

Proxy betting: a simple and cost effective revenue stream

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Proxy betting gives remote players a legitimate way to play across a wide range of SouthEast Asian markets, writes Shaun McCamley, managing partner...

Domingo: Philippine regulator has ‘no conflict of interests’

Speaking at an ICE VOX event in London, Andrea Domingo, CEO of the Philippines’ regulator PAGCOR, gives a staunch defence of the country’s gambling policy - and its controversial status as both operator and regulator. The Philippines regulator…

Nominations open for G2E Asia Awards

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The American Gaming Association and Reed Exhibitions, organisers of G2E Asia, and leading B2B Asian gaming industry media brand Inside Asian Gaming are pleased to announce that the nomination period for the 2019 G2E Asia Awards has opened.

How Asia-facing firms are riding the blockchain revolution

At the core of any successful online gaming business is the need to innovate across all areas of product and game development. Incorporating new technologies and platform advancements delivered to an audience continually hungry for innovation…

Global Gaming Expo Asia gears up for 2019 with expanded offerings across a Bi-level Exhibition Space

Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia, the leading Asian trade event and the largest regional sourcing platform for global gaming and entertainment products, will be returning to Macau from 21-23 May 2019 at The Venetian Macao. G2E Asia debuted in 2007 and is globally…

FunFair ups the ante with most sophisticated trustless casino yet

Stefan Kovach, CCO of FunFair, explains how the firm has overcome blockchain’s limitations to launch the first casino product that achieves provable fairness at no cost to the player experience. Provably fair, immutable, trustless and secure – so goes the mantra

How Asia-facing firms are riding the blockchain revolution

Shaun McCamley, partner at Global Market Advisors, talks through the myriad ways in which blockchain technology can revolutionise gaming, and how it’s being utilised by the Asia market. At the core of any successful online gaming business...

G2E Asia Wins 2018 Outstanding Trade Exhibition Award at AFECA Asian Awards

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Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia received second place in the category of “Outstanding Trade Exhibition” award by the Asian Federation of Exhibitions & Convention Associations (AFECA). The 4th AFECA Asian Awards announced its 2018 recipients on October 24…

Asian Melco Resorts & Entertainments and Alphaslot to speak at GSA Technology Summit – Focus on Blockchain

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The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) is set to welcome the industry to its first ever conference event: GSA Technology Summit – Focus on Blockchain. The event is scheduled for November 8-9, 2018 at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nev. GSA…

Asian Melco Resorts & Entertainments and Alphaslot to speak at GSA Technology Summit – Focus on Blockchain

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The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) is set to welcome the industry to its first ever conference event: GSA Technology Summit – Focus on Blockchain. The event is scheduled for November 8-9, 2018 at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nev. GSA…

Vietnam forces Google app purge over 56 titles

Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications has confirmed it was behind the removal by Google of 56 Vietnamese-language gambling apps from the Google Play store. 16 of the apps, which offered card, casino and lottery games, were found…

Foreigner-only casinos approved by Myanmar’s Lower House

The Lower House of the Myanmar Parliament has passed a bill legalising foreigner-only gambling following a submission by the country’s Public Affairs Management committee. The bill, which was minorly amended to specify financial responsibility, will now be submitted to the Parliament’s Upper House, the House of Nationalities. “The Public Affairs Management committee submitted the proposal to the Bill committee which forwarded...

Ladbrokes comes to blows with RWA over responsible wagering implementation

Ladbrokes has criticised Australia’s gaming industry body over “frustrating” delays in the implementation of a nationwide multi-operator self-exclusion scheme. The bookmaker challenged Responsible Wagering Australia, formed by operators…

Duterte finally throws his chips out of the pram, stating “I hate gambling.”

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has claimed he “hates gambling,” following a string of temperamental statements designed to derail industry developments made by international investors and the government’s own regulatory body. Controversial…

Beijing court awards landmark victory over state-owned operator

The People’s High Court of Beijing has ordered the state-owned Beijing China Lottery Online Technology Company pay $197.3m in backdated fees to China LotSynergy Holdings. The ruling follows the continued use of 41,500 LotSynergy VLTs by CLO despite a…

Law Commission of India reluctantly recommends gambling regulation

The Law Commission has finally published its recommendations on how to deal with India’s thriving black market. “Since it is not possible to prevent these activities completely,” the report reads, echoing views held three thousand years earlier, “effectively regulating them remains the only viable option.” It’s a claim few civilisations can make, but India has been having measured debate over...

Wazdan’s unique features to capitalise on Asia’s gaming culture

Wazdan’s Lauryn Duncan reveals the tech innovations that have unlocked the firm’s success in those highly contested Asian markets. iGAMING TIMES: Why is Wazdan appropriate to the Asian market? LAURYN DUNCAN: Wazdan is very much…

Legends come roaring to life in Dragon Kings

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Harness the power of the four seas in Dragon Kings, the new, feature-packed, video slot from Betsoft Gaming. A sharp remix of an ancient legend, Dragon Kings brings Chinese mythology roaring to life with a crisp, modern aesthetic, contemporary Asian-inspired…

New tech to enable spike in unlicensed betting

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Asian law enforcement agencies have stated that developments in technology are making illegal gambling harder to trace. Across the continent, which accounts for an estimated 80 percent of the $500bn global illegal market, regulatory bodies have been assessing

Clicks vs mortar: In conversation with Michael Zhu

Michael Zhu, vice president of international operations, planning and analysis at the Innovation Group discusses the conflict of interests between land- based casinos and online gambling in Asia. iGT: Skeptical casinos have been one of …

FunFair rides Big Wave into Asian market B2B casino platform

FunFair Technologies has announced a partnership with Big Wave Gaming as part of an expansion into the Asian market. FunFair’s blockchain platform will host bespoke gaming content from the Sydney-based game developer, including a version of the popular Japanese dice game Cho-Han. “We’re delighted to have signed with Big Wave Gaming as we continue to expand our suite of next...

Playtech shares plummet over a quarter as Asian market disappoints

Playtech has issued its second profit warning in a year, predicting a $82m deficit in projected annual Asian revenue due to “disappointing” performance. The gambling software developer, which issued a similar warning in November 2017, saw share price fall…