Monday, June 14, 2021
Blackstone makes A$8 billion bid for Crown Resorts

Victorian royal commission into Crown extended to October

The Victorian government has granted a request from the royal commission into Crown to allow additional time and funding to complete its inquiry into whether Crown is suitable to hold a license in Victoria. 

Akimoto granted bail in IR bribery case

Over the strong objections of prosecutors, the Tokyo District Court granted bail to former Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office Tsukasa Akimoto in the 500 .com IR bribery case.
Regulating the Game 2021

Asia Gaming Brief partners with Regulating the Game 2021

The organizers of Regulating the Game 2021 have on-boarded its third media partner Asia Gaming Brief this week and have published additional details about some of their International Center for Gaming Regulation lecturers.

AML watchdog investigates Crown Perth, SkyCity Adelaide, The Star

Australia’s financial crime regulator AUSTRAC has launched formal investigations into a number of high-profile ASX-listed companies in Australia, three of which are casinos.
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Vietnam tightens AML rules, stipulates penalties

The Vietnam Ministry of Finance is drafting a decree which will stipulate penalties for casino operators operating without a relevant license or having a hand in money laundering. 
Crown resorts, casino

Gambler was able to play for 34 hours straight: Crown royal commission

The royal commission’s inquiry into Crown’s responsible gambling practices continued on Wednesday, this time hearing that a VIP gambler at Crown Resorts was able to play for 34 hours straight in 2019 before being forced to take a break. 
Crown Resorts

Crown grilled for responsible gambling inadequacies

Crown Resorts is under fire from the Victorian royal commission for its “continual inaction” in regards to responsible gambling despite having the “ability, money [and] technology” to improve.

Duterte urges lawmakers to pass POGO tax bill

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has urged lawmakers to pass a bill that would set a standard for income and gaming taxes for the country’s online casinos. 
IPI hotel construction hits a wall

CNMI Government warns it’ll move on if IPI doesn’t settle arrears

CNMI Governor Ralph Torres on Friday has warned that if Imperial Pacific International is not able to settle its arrears with the government, that they will have to “take the next step and move on.”
Online gambling

CNMI rep concerned about igaming money laundering

CNMI lawmaker Rep. Tina Sablan wants further investigation into the prospect of allowing online gaming in the CNMI, citing concerns it could open the island up to money laundering. 


Macau vaccinations

MGM China, Sands China to assist with Macau vaccinations 

Macau casino operators MGM China and Sands China is set to host community outreach vaccination services starting next week and in early June.
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Sega Sammy eyes $1b investment in Yokohama IR

Sega Sammy plans to spend Y120 billion on its participation in an IR in Yokohama, which if successful is likely to open in the late 2020s, it said.

Genting confirms Yokohama partners, says investment less than $8b

Genting Singapore has confirmed its Japanese partners in its bid for an IR license in Yokohama and said the project doesn't need shareholder approval as its investment is less than 100 percent of the market capitalization of the company.

U.S. judge dismisses wrongful death lawsuit against Resorts World Manila

A Las Vegas court has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of two victims in the 2017 attack on Resorts World Manila.