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Saipan online market seen as unviable

Saipan’s casino regulator says it wants to hear from potential online gaming investors as it seeks to recoup lost revenue from its failed casino venture, however, industry insiders say they don’t see the island as a viable market.
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CNMI regulator wants to hear from prospective igaming operators

The Commonwealth Casino Commission wants to reach out to online gaming operators who may be potentially interested in investing in the island, should a bill allowing internet gaming come to pass. 
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IPI resort should be “blown to smithereens,” lawmaker says

Imperial Pacific International's under construction resort on Saipan should be "blown to smithereens," if the Casino Control Commission revokes the company's operating license, lawmaker Vicente Camacho said.
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Bidders raise hands for Saipan casino license

Commonwealth Casino Commission executive director Andrew Yeom says the commission has received a number of inquiries from interested parties in Saipan’s casino license, should IPI’s one be revoked. 
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Fire sale of IPI assets to settle lawsuits

The NMI court has approved the auction of more Imperial Pacific International assets in order to settle two other lawsuits worth nearly $6 million.
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CNMI senators push to end casino license exclusivity

In light of the "bleak future" facing the Imperial Pacific International project on Saipan, two minority bloc senators are pushing for a second casino license on the island in the event that IPI’s exclusive casino license is revoked by the Commonwealth Casino Commission.
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IPI vehicles and gaming machines to be seized and sold 

Imperial Pacific International has been ordered to sell its vehicles and gaming machines in order to satisfy a $2.1 million judgement against it by USA Fanter Corp.
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Plaintiffs want to auction IPI assets to satisfy $5.9 mln judgement

Chinese construction workers suing Imperial Pacific International over labor and human trafficking violations asked to auction off IPI assets in order to satisfy a $5.9 million judgement. 

CNMI launches travel bubble with Korea 

The Commonwealth of the North Mariana Islands has launched a travel bubble on Thursday for fully vaccinated tourists from South Korea in a bid to revive the island’s tourist economy. 
Interview with Tina Sablan: Regulators dropped the ball on

Interview with Tina Sablan: Untangling the IPI mess [video]

Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Representative Tina Sablan speaks with Asia Gaming Brief Managing Editor Sharon Singleton about the probability that the Imperial Pacific International license to operate a casino on Saipan will be revoked.
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Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2022

The Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) is the place to see new products and services, network, attend thought-provoking seminars, seek business partners and generate sales....
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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.
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Acquiring & Retaining iGaming Customers

In this AGB Webinar Series, we covered the newest strategies for iGaming player acquisition and retention.

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Asia Gaming Briefings – June 2021 Edition

For this edition of our magazine, we focus on Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines. The country’s casino industry has been among the hardest hit in Asia, with the integrated resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City having remained mostly closed to the general public since the beginning of the crisis last year.
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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.
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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.