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Morrison gets regulatory approval to join Crown board

Crown Resorts said former Skycity Entertainment CEO Nigel Morrison has received all the necessary regulatory approvals to join the board as a director.
Crown-Sydney-Property

Crown likely to regain Sydney license this year: Regulator

New South Wales chief gaming regulator Philip Crawford said the reinstatement of Crown Resorts’ license in New South Wales is a “realistic prospect”, provided the company has its “structures in place.”
tabcorp

Tabcorp halts CEO search, announces strategic review

Tabcorp says it’s taking time to carry out a strategic review of its businesses to extract more value for shareholders after receiving unsolicited bids for its wagering and media business, which it says were too low.

Tabcorp rejects offers for media business as too low

Tabcorp Holdings said it views the unsolicited approaches for its wagering and media business are too low. The proposals, including an offer from the U.K.'s Entain, were for $3 billion.
Crown resorts

Crown fallout unlikely to prompt national regulation

The report to the New South Wales Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority of the Bergin Inquiry into the suitability of Crown Resorts and its in-scope associates, in connection with its Barangaroo casino licence, has energised the discourse regarding the regulation of gaming in Australia.
Avril Baynes

Playing It Safe at Darwin Casino Resort

Avril Baynes, a resident of Australia’s Northern Territory for three decades, was appointed general manager of the Mindil Beach Casino & Resort in Darwin in November 2020 with a mandate to lead the facility through and beyond the era of the Covid pandemic.
china, trade war, australia

Clouds over VIP gaming amidst trade war, Crown debacle

Outside of the global pandemic, the trade war between Australia and China is casting another dark shadow over Australia’s already-strained VIP gaming industry, prompting operators to start looking elsewhere for recovery.

Speculation emerges that Crown Resorts could be broken up

The Australian media has highlighted the possibility that Blackstone’s bid for Crown Resorts could lead to the possibility of the gambling empire being broken up and sold in its constituent parts.
james packer, crown resorts

Packer to follow Crown board on bid

Billionaire James Packer plans to abide by the decision of Crown Resorts' board on whether to accept an A$8 billion ($6.2 billion) bid from Blackstone Group, reinforcing the company's negotiating stance.

Star not expected to enter Crown bidding war

Star Entertainment has reportedly decided to stay clear of any effort to join a bidding war to gain control of troubled Crown Resorts.
life after pogos

Life After POGOs – AGB Pop-Up Forum

The Philippines and Asia’s online gaming industry is going through uncertain times, with the gaming regulator seeing more and more operators leaving the country for greener pastures.
AGB Webinar - Acquiring and Retaining iGaming Customers

Acquiring & Retaining iGaming Customers

In this AGB Webinar Series, we covered the newest strategies for iGaming player acquisition and retention.
Asia Gaming Briefings, april 2021

Asia Gaming Briefings – April 2021 Edition

In this April edition of Asia Gaming Briefings we take the pulse of how the North Asia jurisdictions of Japan, Korea and the Russian Far East have fared.
Agbriefings February 21

Asia Gaming Briefings – Feb 2021 Edition

The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.
asia gaming briefings Dec 20

Asia Gaming Briefings – Dec 2020 Edition

Over the years, many of the answers have been remarkably prescient in their forecasts for the near-term direction of Asia’s gaming industry. However, we can safely say that no one came anywhere close to guessing what 2020 may have had in store.