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IPI found in contempt of court and ordered to stop all construction work

The US District Court for the NMI has ordered Imperial Pacific International to cease operations and all construction work for a week—except for the department working on payroll and security—after ruling in favor of the US Department of Labor in its petition to find IPI and Chairwoman Cui Li Jie in contempt.

Caesars Korea may lose its licence in March

Caesars Korea, a major IR development project in Incheon, may have its license canceled in March due to the long suspension of construction activities and the failure to meet various benchmarks and commitments.

Caesars Korea reaches ten months of stalled construction

Caesars Entertainment’s intentions regarding its IR development in South Korea remains a mystery, fully ten months after construction of the facility has been frozen. While it is apparent that official deadlines will not be met, applications for a business plan change have not even been filed.

IPI says paid contractor failed to file paperwork

Imperial Pacific International paid a services firm $130,000 to oversee the construction of its casino and hotel tower and to file the documents with the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands' Department of Public Works. However, the contractor failed to submit the paperwork, the company says.

IPI cleared to resume construction of Saipan casino hotel

The Department of Public Works has lifted its stop-work order it issued against Imperial Pacific International on October 27, which was mainly said to be a result of proper paperwork, including construction plans, not being filed.

Fujiki vows he would give his life to stop Yokohama casino construction

Yokohama Harbor Resort Association Chairman Yukio Fujiki has reiterated his adamant opposition to the construction of a casino at Yamashita Pier, going so far as to declare that he would give his life to stop it.

Road construction for Primorye gaming zone reaches 50% completion

Local authorities have reported that the road construction needed for the Primorye gaming zone has now reached 50 percent of what has been planned to exist at the time of completion.

IPI payment dispute with contractor could trigger further construction delays

Resumption of construction work at the Imperial Pacific Resort in Saipan remains uncertain due to a payment dispute between Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC and its construction contractor.

IPI expects permission to resume hotel casino construction this week

Imperial Pacific International Senior Vice-President for Media and Public Affairs Tao Xing has told the local media that the firm anticipates it will receive permission from the CNMI Department of Public Works to resume hotel-casino construction this week.
IPI hotel construction hits a wall

IPI hotel construction hits a wall

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Department of Public Works (DPW) has informed Imperial Pacific International (IPI) that its hotel and casino project in Garapan, Saipan, is in violation of the Building Safety Code and must come to an immediate halt.
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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.
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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.