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.


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.


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:


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.


Second edition of ASEAN Gaming Summit to be held from 20-22 March 2018, speaker line-up announced

Asia Gaming Brief has announced the release of its conference program for the highly-anticipated ASEAN Gaming Summit 2018 that will be held from 20-22 March next year at the Conrad Manila in Philippines.

Featuring two main conference tracks, ‘Strategy & Management’, and ‘Tech Trends & Convergence’, as well as optional masterclasses, the three-day conference will bring more than 50 speakers from the land-based and online gaming industry in Asia.

The ‘Strategy & Management’ track (March 20-21, Forbes Ballroom) will cover management-focused topics including the shift to non-gaming, chasing the tourist dollar, harm minimization, regulatory developments and security.

The ‘Tech Trends & Convergence’ track (March 20-21, Taft Ballroom), will dive into next-gen gaming innovation and developments, with topics covering daily fantasy sports, mobile and smartphone trends, the casual gamer, and new betting trends, and more.

Of course, the keynote plenary sessions held on the morning of each day will look at some of the most pertinent developments across land-based and online operators. Keynote guest speakers will cover topics such as Intergratedf Casino Resorts (IR) development in Japan, next generation game design and R&D, the continuing shift between VIP / premium and mass players, and a pan-ASEAN view on market opportunities, risks and their economic outlook.

This year also sees a new optional masterclass day for attendees, held on day three of the conference (March 22). The masterclasses are targeted to those looking for a deeper insight into regulation and compliance developments, such in the case of the IMGL MasterclassTM, digital marketing, hosted by Dean Chew of Ayima and Dov Allin of Marketing Cross Media, or online security & fraud prevention, hosted by Continent 8 Technologies.

To download the brochure, go to

Early bird tickets are available for the conference, with the first (and best) rate to expire on 26, January 2018. To register, go to the website at, or email the team at [email protected].


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.