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Poor regulation undermines CNMI gaming industry

“As soon as we catch up on our cash flow, we will also catch up on payroll,” a spokesperson for the casino resort in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands told reporters.

Sands’ withdrawal a vote of “no confidence” in Japanese policymakers

In an earnings conference call in April 2019, Las Vegas Sands President and Chief Operating Officer Robert Goldstein declared, “Our commitment to Japan is immense. It will be lots and lots of rooms—many, many rooms. There will be lots of retail. There will be lots of MICE, far beyond what people understand we're thinking about for Japan… We are deep into it. We're committed to it. We have a team on the ground there.

Star Entertainment offers significant investment in QLD tourism

Australian casino operator Star Entertainment Group has pledged to significantly increase its investment in the Gold Coast tourism industry in return for an exclusive...
Yamashita

IR battle begins in the Yokohama City Council

The second-largest caucus in the Yokohama City Council, called Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and Citizens’ Forum, has already decided to oppose Mayor Fumiko Hayashi’s desire to launch an IR bid at Yamashita Pier, and will submit a bill to strip all IR-related expenses from the mayor’s proposed city budget.
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Crown stake sale to Melco faces probe after media allegations

New South Wales regulators have launched a probe into the sale of a stake in Crown Resorts to Melco Resorts & Entertainment following an investigative news report alleging illegal operations. 
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Suncity flags interest in Japan

Macau-based Suncity Group, mainly known as a giant in the junket industry, has signaled potential interest in Japan by deploying an executive director to speak at a symposium in Wakayama in late August.
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Chiba City launches RFI process

Chiba City has launched an RFI process with an eye to a possible IR bid next to the current Makuhari Messe convention center. Companies that...

Sands now betting against Yokohama and Tokyo

Las Vegas Sands’ Managing Director for Global Development George Tanasijevich has offered the clearest statement yet that his firm is now following MGM Resorts in pursuing an “Osaka First” strategy.
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Miyagi Prefecture launches public tender for IR advisory firm

The Miyagi Prefectural Government has made a concrete step to enter the IR race by launching a public tender for an advisory firm to assist it in evaluating the possibility of an IR licensing bid.
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PAGCOR loses appeal on Waterfront license

The Court of Appeals has denied an appeal by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp to reverse a decision calling on the regulator to issue a license to Waterfront Philippines for a casino, local media reports.
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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....
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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.

Regulating the Game 2021

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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.