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AGB announces Mekong Gaming Summit in Cambodia from 10-12 September

Leading online gaming news portal Asia Gaming Brief (AGB) has announced that the ‘Mekong Gaming Summit’ will be held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 10th and 11th September, 2019 to discuss investment and marketing opportunities for land-based and online gaming in South-East Asian jurisdictions such as Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar.

The conference is due to take place at the Sofitel in Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia from 10th-11th September and is being supported by the Cambodian Ministry of Economy and Finance (MOEF), one of the agencies responsible for gaming regulation, along with the Ministry of the Interior.

AGB has announced that the the Ministry of Economy and Finance Secretary of State in the Government of Cambodia, Nguon Sokha, will be delivering the opening address while Mey Vann, director general of MOEF will also be speaking at the event.

Other highlights of the event include a special gala cocktail reception hosted by the capital’s premier casino and entertainment resort – NagaWorld – on the evening of 10th September. Delegates will also be able to meet companies able to assist in setting up their businesses in the region at a table-top exhibition space in the Sofitel Grand Ballroom foyer.

Immediately following the conference, on 12th September, there will be an optional tour to the Sihanoukville town of Cambodia, which has emerged as one of the biggest gaming hubs of the South-East Asian region.

The Mekong Gaming Summit is the first official gaming and casino event in Cambodia, which has fast emerged as one of the leading casino hubs in Asia, with over 150 casinos currently being licensed by the government. More details about the conference are available on the event website.

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Two weeks left for ASEAN Gaming Summit Manila

Asia Gaming Brief (AGB) is going to host its flagship event, the ASEAN Gaming Summit at the Conrad Manila in Philippines from 19th-21st March, 2019.

According to the organisers, the 2019 event is expected to be their biggest ever, with around 400 delegates expected over the three-days.

Key stakeholders in Asia’s gaming industry have already signed up as participants, including Belle Corporation, Caesars Entertainment, Crown Resorts, Melco Resorts, NagaCorp, Resorts World Manila, Thunderbird Resorts & Casinos from the land-based sector, and companies such as Betcris, Ladbrokes Coral, LuckyNiki, MoPlay and Pinnacle from the online sector.

On Day 1 of the conference, delegates will be able to hear about the latest technology and innovations affecting land-based casinos, such as smart table technology, the evolution of slots, the future of ETGs and how the market has reacted to skill-based games from an operator’s perspective.

Attendees will also hear from famed entrepreneur and investor Jay Walker, Founder of Walker Digital, who will be speaking about the future of gaming, as well as Earle Hall of AXESNetwork, a TED-Talks professional speaker, who will discuss how blockchain can be used in land-based casinos.

On Day 2 of the conference, delegates will take a deep dive into regulatory and economic developments across Asia’s key gaming jurisdictions, including Macau, Japan, Korea, Philippines, and Cambodia, just to name a few.

There will also be bonus sessions looking at the wider applications of blockchain in online gaming, and opportunities coming out of the U.S. sports betting market.

On Day 3, the organizers are running “closed-door roundtables” instead of the traditional conference format – catering to the online gaming industry. The day will be welcomed by President and COO of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation, Alfredo Lim – who will be discussing what PAGCOR has been doing in the Philippines and their thoughts on the future.

Key roundtable discussions on Day 3 include: The Online Casino Roadmap, Innovation in Game Design, Asia Licensing, European Licensing Opportunities, Future of Asia Sports Betting and Betting on India – a $60 billion opportunity.

The event is also supported by a roster of key industry suppliers, including eBET, Aristocrat, Asia Live Tech, Betradar, Scientific Games, Walker Digital and many more.

“The team is really excited to bring our 2019 edition of the ASEAN Gaming Summit to fruition. Everyone in the team has worked hard to bring industry heavy-weights onto the stage and to cover issues and topics that are at the forefront of our industry,” said Felix Ng, Conference Director at Asia Gaming Brief.

“We’ve also made sure that we provide a fun, and relaxed environment for delegates to network and form new business partnerships. In addition to our new ‘Chillax Lounge’ area, we’ll also be bringing back our line up of unforgettable networking parties, cocktail nights and poker tournaments throughout the three-day event,” he added.

For more details about the event and registration process, visit the ASEAN Gaming Summit website.

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ASEAN Gaming Summit 2019 to be held from 19-21 March in Manila, one session to focus on India gaming updates

ASEAN Gaming Summit, organised by Asia Gaming Brief is ready to host its third summit during 19-21 March, 2019, at the Conrad Manila in Philippines.

This year, over 300 operators, suppliers, and regulators will participate in the summit. These participants come from Asia’s online and land-based gaming industries. The summit promotes information exchange, networking, and business activities among the participating delegates.

On 19th March, 2019, the summit is hosting Casino Tech Day, where there will be programs based on robotics & Artificial intelligence in casinos, blockchain & casinos, digitization/gamification, future for slots, Electronic table games (ETGs), skill-based games, e-wallets/e-payments.

The focus of the day will be on Yield Management techniques, to understand how to control fixed, time-limited resources, so that the right products are sold to the right patrons at the right time for the right price.

Jay Walker from Walker Digital is the Key Note Speaker at the event. He will initiate the summit on 19th March with his speech on gaming in the age of digital. There are 40 other speakers at the 3-day event.

On 20th March 2019, the track called The Year Ahead covers programs including Anti-money laundering, Asia market development, Making money out of eSports and Asia investors risks.

On the last day, 21st March 2019, the summit will carry out panels and presentations related to online gaming and betting. Besides other topics, there will be a roundtable on India opportunities.

The speakers will be covering topics including India legislation update, real-money skill-games, and timeline for the same.

The second edition of the event, ASEAN Gaming Summit 2018, was held from 20-22 March, at the same location as this year. There were more than 50 speakers from land-based and online gaming industry in Asia, at the summit. The event hosted two main tracks—Strategy & Management and Tech Trends & Convergence.

The first edition of ASEAN Gaming Summit in 2017 focused on regional growth and competition in emerging markets like Philippines, Thailand, and Myanmar, on the convergence of land-based and online gaming sectors, and on role of augmented reality, bitcoin gambling, and marketing and retention strategies.

This year, ASEAN Gaming Summit is offering more educational and inspirational content about the industry through programs mentioned above. Participants can opt for various types of access passes including All access Pass, Two Day Pass, One Day Pass, and Workshop & Clinic pass.

To download the brochure of ASEAN Gaming Summit 2019, visit: https://aseangaming.com/brochure-download/

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AGB to host Asia Gaming Genealogy Tree on 16th May in Macau

In lieu of the 3rd edition of the Asia Gaming Awards, leading online gaming news publisher Asia Gaming Brief (AGB) is announcing the launch of one of its most ambitious projects – the Asia Gaming Genealogy Tree and Reunion Dinner, set to take place on Wednesday, 16 May, 2018 at St. Regis, Macau.

The “Asia Gaming Genealogy Tree” is a significant undertaking pioneered by AGB which will serve to map out the key connections and networks within Asia’s gaming industry and the company has announced that it will be joining forces with the famous ‘Suppliers Network Cocktail Party’, held each year during G2E Asia week.

An ongoing project, the Gaming Tree will identify and bring to light the network of people who have dedicated their careers to shaping the Asia Gaming Industry. Who did they work with and when, where have they gone since, and where are they now?

Whether you are new to the industry, or a seasoned veteran, the Gaming Tree will become an essential tool for identifying the keys movers & shakers in the industry and their respective networks.

As a pioneer in the industry, AGB has always been committed to constantly innovating and providing the industry with engaging projects and platforms that make a difference.

Along those lines, AGB will be replacing its existing “Asia Gaming Awards” event with the debut of the “Asia Gaming Genealogy Tree” and its accompanying Cocktails and Annual Reunion Dinner, set to take place on Wednesday, 16th May at St. Regis, Macau.

Over the years, the Gaming Tree will continue to grow in tandem with the industry, with each year’s update presented at the Annual Reunion Dinner, bringing together old friends and creating the opportunity for new connections.

More information can be found on the Asia Gaming Tree Facebook page here.

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Asia Gaming Awards 2017 winners announced in grand event

Asia Gaming Brief (AGB) announced the winners of Asia Gaming Awards 2017, recognizing achievements from Asia’s leading land-based operators, suppliers and entrepreneurs.

Held at the Parisian Macao on Tuesday, on the sidelines of G2E Asia, each of the 12 winners on the night took home a magnificently crafted award, moulded into the shape of a dragon – a symbol of strength and good fortune.

Each of the category winners on the night were selected through a voting process by the industry, as well as input from the Judging Panel and members of the Organizing Committee. The awards were presented in three different categories:

  • Land-based categories, recognizing the best operators and properties in the land-based casino industry.
  • Supplier categories, recognizing the best products, service and suppliers in the online and land-based gaming industry
  • Online categories, recognizing the best online casino and sportsbetting products, and innovations.

The Asia Gaming Awards 2017 Award winners are:

Land based Categories:

Best Gaming Operator – Galaxy Entertainment Group

Best Integrated Resort – Galaxy Macau – GEG

Best Gaming Property – Galaxy Starworld – GEG

Best Gaming Area Design – Wynn Palace – WYNN

Supplier Categories:

Best Table Game Solution – Scientific Games

Best Slot Solution – Aristocrat’s Lightning Link

Best Electronic Table Game Solution – Aruze Gaming

Best Industry Supplier – Angel

Online Categories:

Best Online Casino Solution – SA Gaming

Best Online Sports Betting Solution – BBIN

Best Online Solution – Asia Gaming

Best Mobile/ Social Solution – Playstudios

The Awards also crowned MGM China as the company with the most meaningful contribution in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), as well as a total of three “Emerging Leaders” – entrepreneurs, innovators and industry shakers seen as likely to shape the industry over the years to come.

Emerging Leaders:

  • Nathan Carle, VP of Slot Operations, MGM China
  • Long Jiawei Jace, Assistant Casino Manager, Marina Bay Sands
  • Rui Proença, Partner, MdME

“We were overwhelmed by the industry support of industry at the Asia Gaming Awards this year,” said Luis Pereira, co-managing director of Asia Gaming Brief, commenting on the night.

“It is our honor to develop a platform that celebrates the Asian gaming industry which is recognized by industry peers. We will continue to support this exciting industry, so look for us again in May next year.”

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Nominations now open for Asia Gaming Awards 2017, winners to be announced in grand ceremony on 16th May

The second edition of the Asia Gaming Awards takes place on the first evening of G2E Asia, Tuesday, May 16, at The Parisian, Macau. The event convenes key stakeholders from the Asian gaming industry – operators, regulators, suppliers, and service providers – to celebrate achievements within the gaming industry.

The Asia Gaming Awards is the first regional event of its kind to listen to the voice of the industry. Members are asked to nominate and cast their vote, alongside an esteemed panel of judges.

A total of 12 awards will be presented across the land-based and online gaming spheres, along with a prize for “Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Corporate Social Responsibility.” The awards will also elect up to eight rising stars, who are viewed as likely to shape the future of the industry.

In 2016, the awards enjoyed immense industry participation, collating more than 1,000 nominations and 8,000 votes across the categories.

Produced by Asia Gaming Brief (AGB), in association with G2E Asia and The Innovation Group, the Asia Gaming Awards aim to create an independent, fair and representative awards event that recognizes significant achievements within the Asian gaming industry.

Building on last year’s event, the awards this year have been tweaked to better represent the industry. There is a new Best Gaming Property category aimed at bringing in the region’s smaller non-IR operations, while Best Gaming Area Design will include nominations for specific areas, rather than the property as a whole.

In the online sphere, the supplier category was amended to ensure that all nominations are for a product in operation in Asia, rather than naming a company. Nominees must also have Asia as their predominant region of business.

Finally, the shortlist of nominees in each category has been increased from five to a maximum of seven following the significant number of submissions in the inaugural edition.

Luis Pereira, managing director of Asia Gaming Brief, which produces the event said: “We were overwhelmed and humbled by the industry support and participation in the inaugural edition of the Asia Gaming Awards. We will constantly tweak the formula of fairness and transparency to best reflect the industry outlook. We felt Asia needed a special platform to celebrate its own achievements and these are the first truly independent and impartial industry focused awards and, more importantly, recognized by the industry peers.”

Rosalind Wade, managing director of Asia Gaming Brief, said: “We are proud to be producing the second edition of the Asia Gaming Awards, which has arguably become a high point in the Asian gaming events calendar after just one edition. It brings the industry together to honor the outstanding contributions from across all spheres.”

Josephine Lee, chief operating officer of Reed Exhibitions Greater China, said: “G2E Asia is proud to be associated in organizing the second edition of the Asia Gaming Awards produced by Asia Gaming Brief. G2E Asia undeniably provides the ideal platform to gather over 350 industry leaders and stakeholders from across the region, to congregate and witness the outstanding achievements of the industry at the Awards Ceremony held concurrently at G2E Asia.”

Nominations are now open for this year’s Asia Gaming Awards, it is open until Friday 28 April 2017.

Once collected from the industry and the Judging panel, the Organizing Committee will tally all nominations and shortlist up to seven nominees per award category for voting.

For more information on the Asia Gaming Awards, process, categories and criteria, please visit asiagamingawards.com or email [email protected].

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ASEAN gaming conference in Manila in March 2017, Glaws is the media partner

The ASEAN gaming summit, organised by Asia Gaming Brief (AGB) is set to be held in Manila,which will draw the regions leading operators and suppliers and of which Glaws is a proud media partner.

The gaming meet will take place in Manila, Philippines on 21st-23rd March,2017. The venue for the event is yet to be announced. The first day will see keynote speakers taking a closer look at the momentum of the gaming industry in Philippines. Furthermore, there will be one panel discussing the other emerging markets like that of Thailand and Myanmar followed by another discussing the regional growth and competition.The day will end with a Networking Cocktail Reception.

The second day will concentrate on land-based and online convergence, concentrating on the loyalty programs in land-based casinos, live dealers and proxy betting, ending with a Sunset Manila Bay Cruise.

The last day will see panels discussing online and mobile gaming with a focus on augmented reality, Bitcoin gambling and marketing and retention strategies as well as traffic generation tactics.

Integrated resorts in the Philippines have posted solid revenue growth in 2016, with the sector up 22 percent year-to-date.
In parallel, gaming markets in Vietnam and Cambodia are also maturing, meaning now is the opportune time to become involved in current opportunities and be positioned for future developments in all of these jurisdictions.

Industry experts have vouched to Asia Gaming Brief to present and share their insights at the conference include top executives from NagaCorp, Silver Heritage Group, HaTien Vegas Entertainment Resort, Mohegan Sun, Donaco International, Widus Hotel & Casino, Paddy Power Betfair, and more.

Early bird tickets are now available at the ASEAN gaming webpage.You can save up to $400 on the full price before 20th January, 2017. Two and three day options are also available and so are volume discounts.