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Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: PAGCOR eyes locals

There has been a reset of the IR development timeline in Japan, adding a degree of credibility to the process that has been missing for many months. Down in Australia, it has been impossible to miss the calamity which has befallen Crown Resorts, whose central figure, James Packer, has in the wake of his testimony at the New South Wales probity hearings made a transition from being merely controversial to becoming positively toxic.

Bodog online gaming pulls out of most of Asia

The Bodog list of branded online casinos and sportsbooks have been pulled out of numerous Asian markets in order to respect their respective gaming regulations and to provide better protection to their players.

BetMakers reports quarterly cash receipts up 63 percent

BetMakers has reported cash receipts up 63 percent on previous quarter (A$3.9 million versus A$2.4 million) in a filing to the ASX. This is for the quarter ending September 30, 2020.

IPI has no right to avoid self-incrimination

A District Court for the NMI declared that Imperial Pacific International has no 5th Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination as she denied the firm's request to suspend the court proceedings in the lawsuit of seven construction workers who have alleged labor and other violations.

PAGCOR financial aid to Philippine Sports Commission

The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has received a financial boost as it received an additional remittance from the Philippine Amusements and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) that it hopes to use to fund the anticipated return to training by its Tokyo-bound athletes and other Olympic hopefuls.

Widus Group casino operating at reduced capacity

The Widus Group says its casino and hotel at Clark Freeport Zone in the Philippines have “gradually resumed activities” in line with the guidelines from the local government regarding prevention of Covid-19.

Philippines’ gaming tax regime provides advantage

The Philippines’ gaming tax regime puts it at an advantage over some Asian peers and makes the business commercially viable, according to gaming industry consulting firm The Innovation Group.

Phil-Asian Gaming Expo postponed to July 2021

The Phil-Asian Gaming Expo (PAGE) has postponed its upcoming exhibition, previously scheduled to take place in January 2021, until July 29-31, 2021. The decision is related to ongoing disruptions to global travel routes as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lawmaker Akimoto makes first bail request

Former Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office Tsukasa Akimoto has made his first request to the Tokyo court for bail after he was rearrested on witness tampering charges in connection with the 500 .com bribery case.

Crown Resorts receives Show Cause notice from Victoria regulator

Crown Resorts Limited confirmed that it has received a Show Cause Notice from the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) relating to Crown Melbourne’s compliance with its Internal Control Statement for junket operations.

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