The Asian gambling market is highly saturated and very complex. The Slotegrator Guide to iGaming in Asia, a new ebook, covers 22 Asian countries, including regulation, yearly turnover, analytical forecasts, payment methods, favorite games, and more.
Gambling is woven into the fabric of many Asian cultures, so there’s no surprise that the continent is home to a variety of massive iGaming markets, including longstanding giants and up-and-comers.
Asia is home to 60% of the world’s population (and therefore a high proportion of its gamblers and sports bettors), different levels of gambling regulation, and diverse cultures and economies, meaning operators need an appreciation for the nuances of the region’s gambling markets. This is what motivated Slotegrator, a leading software developer and aggregator, to release an ebook focused on Asian markets.
The Slotegrator Guide to iGaming in Asia provides important statistics and background information on each country, highlighting cultural and economic characteristics, describing regulations, and giving key facts about the market, including local gaming and betting preferences and popular payment methods. The ebook covers 22 different countries, including China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey, Georgia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, and more.
The guide also covers how to localize your sports betting data feed for Indonesian players, why Bitcoin casinos are popular in Georgia, why Armenia’s market has tripled in size since 2018, and why Vietnam has launched a pilot program to test the potential of regulated gambling.
While some things are popular everywhere (e.g. betting on football), casino game and sports betting preferences vary from country to country. The ebook collects game preferences in countries across Asia, including which sports are popular in India, Japan, and Kazakhstan, which players like poker rooms and which prefer live dealer dragon tiger, and where players bet on dominoes and mahjong.
One important theme throughout the online guide is the importance of cryptocurrencies, especially in countries where gambling is strictly limited or even forbidden; many players use cryptocurrencies to make deposits and withdrawals in casinos and even look for platforms that accept their chosen coin — cryptocurrency holders tend to be loyal to their chosen currency, so it pays for operators to know which ones to support.
This guide is ideal for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to enter the Asian market, land-based casino operators planning to open an online destination, investors with an eye on the iGaming space, and anyone interested in gambling and sports betting in Asia.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Since 2012, Slotegrator has been one of the iGaming industry’s leading software and business solution providers for online casino and sportsbook operators.
The company’s main focus is software development and support for online casino platforms, as well as the integration of game content and payment systems.
The company works with licensed game developers and offers a vast portfolio of casino content: slots, live casino games, poker, virtual sports, table games, lotteries, casual games, and data feeds for betting.
Slotegrator also provides consulting services in gambling license acquisition and business incorporation.
More information: https://slotegrator.pro/
Cambodian Casinos Urged to Settle Non-Gambling Taxes
The General Department of Taxation (GDT) reminded the directors of all enterprises engaged in commercial gambling to declare and pay taxes on all business activities other than gambling.
In a February 2 notice, GDT director-general Kong Vibol said that they must fulfill their tax obligations for gambling in accordance with the Prakas on the rules and procedures for tax declarations on the proceeds of gambling.
For business activity other than gambling, they are obligated to declare and pay taxes, according to standard tax laws and regulations.
The GDT noted that some commercial gambling enterprises had fulfilled their obligation, while some had failed to do so.
“Those who have not declared their taxes yet should consider this a reminder that failing to meet your tax obligations is punishable by law,” said the notice.
The notice stated that with the February 1 approval of Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth, the ministry had agreed to eliminate late penalties, including additional taxes and late interest, to enterprises that declared and paid their tax bills before the end of March.
The GDT strongly hoped that the directors of gambling enterprises will accept their responsibilities and file their tax declarations as soon as possible.
Prime Minister Hun Sen recently complimented the GDT for collecting 122.54% of the internal tax revenue that had been targeted by the Law on financial management of 2022.
“I am very pleased and laud the results of their internal tax collection. Truly, this is an amazing result. The GDT collected 22.54 per cent more revenue that we expected, an amount that exceeded $635 million,” he said.
Spintec and APE to renew their exclusive distribution agreement for Southeast Asia
The cooperation between Spintec Gaming Technology and Asia Pioneer Entertainment Limited (APE), which has started more than 10 years ago, has proven beneficial for both parties and has yielded important business success in the region. APE as the largest electronic table game distributor in Asia has now become the exclusive distributor for Spintec products beside Macau also in Singapore, Philippines, and Malaysia, while also remaining their trusted partner in Vietnam and Cambodia.
The 3-year exclusive distribution agreement covering the large part of Southeast Asia is providing both partners with a valuable gambit to tackle the demands of the fast-growing market in the post-pandemic era. As the market is opening and growing, both partners will be taking advantage of their strong market positions and superior products to enhance their presence in the region even further.
Their previous cooperation has brought exceptional results in all the markets of the region, but especially in Macau. With its sheer size and tight regulation, but especially with the introduction of the EGM 2.0 standard, the Macau market is becoming one of the most demanding gaming markets in the world. Spintec products are of extremely high quality and have been hugely popular in Macau, not least because of the excellent services provided by APE. Spintec products are also fully compliant with all the regulations in Macau, including the EGM 2.0, so the partners are confident that their presence in this highly demanding market will continue to flourish.
Maria Garcia, Sales Director at APE for Macau & Southeast Asia, says of the cooperation: “It is truly an honor to be working with a producer of electronic table games of such high quality and a partner that is fully committed to growing in this important region.” Mitja Dornik, Regional Sales Manager at Spintec, agrees: “Our performance in Southeast Asia is growing day by day and we are thrilled to see that APE is helping us extremely on this path.”
Herman Ng Man Ho, CEO at Asia Pioneer Entertainment Limited, emphasises the importance of the high product quality in their partnership: “As the largest electronic table game distributor in Asia, it is our company policy to work with the best producers in every segment and Spintec is definitely a part of the ETG elite.” Spintec’s CEO Goran Miskulin is also extremely proud with their cooperation with APE: “Asia Pacific is one of the most important regions for us and we are thrilled to be cooperating with a partner that recognises our advantages and is able to translate them into a strong market presence.” Goran Sovilj, Spintec’s Global Sales Director, recognises the challenges of the Southeast Asian markets: “These markets are very lucrative, but only if the commitment to quality and service diligence is paramount. We realize that we need a strong and reliable partner to deliver in this region and with APE we have found just that.”
Made-in-India Battle Royale Indus Gameplay Trailer Revealed via London Takeover, Pre-Registrations Live Now
Leading Indian game developer SuperGaming has revealed the first gameplay trailer for its upcoming Indo-Futuristic battle royale Indus to celebrate India’s Republic Day of January 26, 2023.
To launch the gameplay trailer, the company released a series of high-impact takeovers across the biggest locations in London. This is in line with SuperGaming’s vision of putting India on the global gaming map much like its previous Indus trailer launch at New York’s Times Square to mark India’s Independence Day of August 15, 2022.
“As we’ve been making Indus and seeing its gameplay evolve over the year, we wanted to share it with the rest of the world,” says SuperGaming co-founder and CEO Roby John. “This gameplay trailer is for the Indus community the world over that may not have been able to play it with us and to show off the true scale of battle royale that we want you to have when the game is out.”
The trailer entices players to discover, loot, and win on Virlok — the game’s island map, all while showcasing Indus’ weapons, Paragons (the game’s character skins), and traversal. It also highlights multiple locations and firefights with an intent of showing the scope and size of the battle royale experience SuperGaming aims to provide.
You can check out the trailer right here:
Indus Pre-Registration Details
Pre-registrations for Indus are now live on the Google Play Store for Android with pre-registrations on the App Store for iOS and iPadOS to follow soon. Pre-registering early will get you exclusive surprises that will make your experience of Indus truly your own.
You can pre-register now for Indus via the Google Play Store.
In the run up to Indus’ release date, SuperGaming will have multiple community playtests through the year. The last community playtest was held at Comic Con Bengaluru which was met with a tremendous response from the community, on an average being overbooked by 50 percent for each playtest slot. Players will be able to share their thoughts on various aspects of the game and impact the direction of how SuperGaming crafts its most ambitious title yet.
The first Indus Community Playtest for 2023 will be revealed soon.
For more on Indus, check out the developer blog as YouTube, Discord, Twitter, and
Instagram for the latest behind-the-scenes updates.
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