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Macau suspicious gaming transactions fall 36.4% in 2020

The number of suspicious transaction reports filed by Macau's gaming industry fell 36.4 percent in 2020 to 1,215, the Financial Intelligence Office said.

Macau regulators see deterioration in Covid era AML controls

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the public and private sectors’ ability to fulfill Anti-Money Laundering obligations due to isolation and social distancing measures imposed all over the world, Macau’s Financial Intelligence Office (GIF) indicated.
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Interview with Mel Racela: Tracking AML compliance in the Philippines [video]

Attorney Mel Racela, executive director of the Philippines Anti-Money Laundering Council, speaks with Asia Gaming Brief’s Sharon Singleton about the steps the Philippines is taking to guard against money laundering and the challenges posed by online gambling.
AUSTRAC probe raises the stakes for Crown Resorts

AUSTRAC probe raises the stakes for Crown Resorts

What began with some bad news headlines, then developed into a special probity hearing in New South Wales, and has now become a full-scale governance crisis for Crown Resorts, with the newly announced Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) investigation posing a particular threat.
Crown Resorts heads toward contentious AGM

Crown Resorts heads toward contentious AGM

As the new week dawns, our attention remains focused on Crown Resorts, which holds its AGM after yet another week of devastating testimony at the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) probity inquiry.

AUSTRAC delivers notice to Crown Resorts on possible AML breaches

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) has delivered formal notice to Crown Resorts that it has identified potential non-compliance at the firm with its responsibilities in relation to anti-money laundering rules.
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Crown ceasing junket ops pending review

Crown Resorts said it’s suspending junket operations until June of next year while it reviews its compliance and governance operations. 

Genting Singapore could benefit from MBS investigation woes: Maybank

A note issued by Maybank at the end of last week predicted that US Department of Justice and Casino Regulatory Authority investigation of Marina...

Marina Bay Sands under AML investigation

Marina Bay Sands is under investigation by the US Department of Justice over concerns that anti-money laundering regulations may have been breached on behalf...

Covid-19 forces postponement of Crown/Melco inquiry

A public hearing into probity and licensing issues related to Crown Resorts and Melco Resorts & Entertainment has been postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak, local media reports.
Life After Pogos

Life After POGOs – AGB Dossier

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.

Australian market report: How to adapt to the new normal

Covid-19 forced the rapid and unexpected closure of venues across Australia, changing the operating environment with unprecedented speed and leaving managers scrambling to adapt...
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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.
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.
AGB Webinar Attracting Players, Not Fraudsters

Attracting players, not fraudsters

With sports betting restarting we are now seeing traffic levels return to pre-COVID levels. The same is unfortunately true for fraudulent activities as operators tempt players, both new and existing, with lucrative bonuses and attractive game offerings.
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.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Nov 2020 Edition

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.
asia gaming briefings OCT 20

Asia Gaming Briefings – Oct 2020 Edition

Before the Covid-19 crisis, tourism in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region was at a record high, on track to welcome 80 million visitors in 2019, generating some $90 billion in revenue.