Your Day-to-day Asia Gaming eBrief: Basketball scores in Olympics betting choices

Superior early morning. Basketball, soccer, tennis, and volleyball accounted for 76 percent of all bets placed during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in accordance to Entaain, however basketball appears to be the shining star,  specially thanks to the introduction of 3×3 basketball. Our Deep Dive today examines how betting behaves for the duration of the Olympics, wanting also into some of the more specialized niche sporting activities, these kinds of as desk tennis. 

What you need to know

  • New Zealand has eased its nationwide lockdown, going from level 4 to degree 2 constraints in all towns except for Auckland.
  • PAGCOR Chair Andrea Domingo defended programs to allow casinos on Boracay, expressing the Newcoast venture alone will produce as many as 10,000 employment.
  • Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has mentioned Macau and Mainland citizens can stop by the town with no needing to quarantine from Sept. 15.
  • Tsukasa Akimoto has been handed a 4-calendar year jail sentence for accepting bribes from a Chinese corporation seeking a casino license in Japan.
  • Vietnam Ministry of Finance is pushing for additional worldwide football tournaments to be extra to the checklist of permitted tournaments for betting. 
  • Fitch Ratings on Tuesday affirmed its negative scores outlook for Las Vegas Corp, Sands China and Marina Bay Sands, as a consequence of slower than expected current market restoration.

On the radar

What the papers say

AGB Intelligence


Basketball surged in recognition in terms of Olympics sports activities betting tastes at Tokyo 2020, while sports e book operators stated the game titles were not a important driver of volumes. According to a pre-occasion study from the American Gaming Affiliation much more than 20 million persons said they planned to guess on the Olympics. This was the 1st these kinds of survey from the AGA and the initially Olympics considering the fact that sporting activities betting was legalized outdoors of Nevada in 2018. Despite the vastly expanded audience prospective in the U.S., sports books say they have not seen a major enhance from the Olympics, which have generally unsuccessful to create the exact same degree of volume as some other sporting tournaments, these as major football leagues.


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Asia Gaming Briefings, September 2021