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SkyCity non-exec. director candidates get regulatory nod

New Zealand's SkyCity Entertainment said three non-executive director candidates have received regulatory approval and joined the board from June 8th.
Sally Gainsbury

Using behavioural science to combat illegal gambling operators

Each year, Australians lose up to an estimated $400 million betting on illegal offshore gambling websites, although use of offshore sites is difficult to track. Many of these sites are unregulated, and have the potential to defraud customers and put them at risk of harm.
Port Moresby

Papua New Guinea’s $43m casino plan draws fire

Plans to build a $43 million casino in Papua New Guinea capital, Port Moresby have come under fire from social activists who claim the country doesn't have adequate infrastructure to properly regulate the industry.
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.
austrac

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.
Imperial-Pacific-Saipan

IPI chairwoman resigns, citing “personal time constraints”

Saipan casino operator Imperial Pacific International has announced the resignation of its chairperson and executive director Cui Li Jie, citing “personal time constraints.”
Hospitality industry faces staffing crisis

Hospitality industry faces staffing crisis

Australia’s hospitality and gaming industry is suffering from a labor shortage, which has been described as having hit “crisis” levels.
Crown Melbourne

What are the ups and downs for a Crown/Star marriage?

A combined entity consisting of The Star Entertainment Group and Crown Resorts would create a behemoth gaming enterprise not just in Australia, but in the wider Asia gaming market, though market observers have flagged a number of regulatory hurdles that could hinder it from ever becoming a reality.
Sally Gainsbury

Behavioral science to combat illegal online gambling [Video]

Associate Professor Sally Gainsbury, Director of the Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic in the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney speaks to Asia Gaming Brief Asia Editor Felix Ng about two of her latest research projects into how behavioral science can be used to steer punters away from illegal online gambling sites.
imperial pacific international

Saipan regulator warns of funding shortfalls

Commonwealth Casino Commission executive director Andrew Yeom says the $2 million it will receive from the government will not be enough to run the regulatory body, adding it would be better if there were more casinos on Saipan.
AGE at ICC Sydney, 2021

Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2021

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....
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.

Regulating the Game 2021

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AGBriefings, June, 2021, Resorts World Las Vegas

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.
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.