This year's Asian Gambling Briefing, scheduled for 21 to 23 October in Singapore promises to be one of the best yet, and comes at a time when the Asia Pacific market is busting out all over.
According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Asia Pacific region, particularly Macau, Singapore, and Thailand, are expected to be the world's fastest growing gaming markets, with projected annual increases of 15.2 percent over the next five years. PWC forecasts that Asia Pacific revenues should mushroom from $18.3 billion in 2007 to $37.2 billion in 2012.
With the explosion in the number of casinos, integrated resorts, as well as betting sites, lottery operators and land-based tournaments, comes the need for regulation. Many Asian countries are considering legalising casinos but, even in the jurisdictions where it is currently legal, there are still many grey areas and uncertainties. This makes it difficult to ascertain where the true opportunities lie and what sorts of returns can be expected on an investment. AGB intends to dispel that uncertainty.
Organised by Clarion Gaming, the Asian Gambling Briefing brings together some of the top minds in gaming law and regulation, featuring prominent speakers ranging from eCOGRA's CEO Andrew Beveridge and legal expert Prof. I. Nelson Rose to Shi Yongyan of Anti-Money Laundering Bureau, People's Bank of China and Christopher Parker, CEO & Chairman, Asian Poker Tour. Many other senior company executives with experience in the region will share their knowledge and strategies.