The Saipan Chamber of Commerce has asked the Commonwealth Casino Commission to hold Imperial Pacific International accountable for their violations of labor laws, wage and hour laws, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration violations. Meanwhile, the CNMI Senate passed on first and final reading a bill that will increase the percentage of money recovery for the CNMI government and the Office of the Attorney General for prosecuting gamblers who owe money to IPI.
This Dossier results from the “Life After POGOs” editorial project by Asia Gaming Brief which culminated with a pop-up digital forum on 9th December to discuss potentials ramifications in the industry.
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.
While nowhere in the world has escaped the economic fallout from the Covid-19 crisis, Macau has been hit harder than most, with forecasts for gross domestic product to shrink more than 50 percent this year.