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Despite losses, LVS says recovery is well underway

Las Vegas Sands put a positive spin on the future outlook as it reported another quarter of heavy losses triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Akimoto heading for rearrest in bribery scandal

Does Japan IR process invite misfortune?

Every nation that hosts casinos or IRs develops their own set of regulations to govern the industry, but did Japan just happen to throw together a jumble of elements into the mix that has actively invited misfortune?
Victoria gaming regulators under increased scrutiny

Victoria gaming regulators under increased scrutiny

While it may be the executives of Crown Resorts that are squirming in their chairs under questioning these past weeks at the Sydney probity hearings, the revelations are also casting a harsh light upon the failures of the regulators in a neighboring state, the VCGLR.
AUSTRAC probe raises the stakes for Crown Resorts

AUSTRAC probe raises the stakes for Crown Resorts

What began with some bad news headlines, then developed into a special probity hearing in New South Wales, and has now become a full-scale governance crisis for Crown Resorts, with the newly announced Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) investigation posing a particular threat.
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Yokohama mayor gives first nod to democracy

Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi has, for the very first time, acknowledged that the people of her city might actually have a voice in whether or not to build a major IR along the coastline.
Crown Resorts heads toward contentious AGM

Crown Resorts heads toward contentious AGM

As the new week dawns, our attention remains focused on Crown Resorts, which holds its AGM after yet another week of devastating testimony at the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) probity inquiry.
Interview with Tina Sablan: Regulators dropped the ball on

Interview with Tina Sablan: Regulators dropped the ball on IPI [video]

Democratic Representative in the Northern Marianas Legislature, Tina Sablan, believes that CNMI regulators dropped the ball on IPI.
Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble a small step forward

Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble a small step forward

The Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble agreement is certainly a step forward in the process of the emergence from the Covid-19 pandemic, but few signs suggest that excessive optimism is warranted at this early stage.
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Japan’s local governments need global view

The reactions of the various local governments to the nine-month delay in the national IR development timeline was instructive.
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Trouble in Paradise?

Hints continue to emerge in the Korean media that Paradise Co. may be in a rather deep financial crisis, with the latest word being that investors are keeping their distance as the firm struggles to increase its liquidity.

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