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WA calls for their own inquiry into Crown license

The Western Australia gaming regulator recommended an independent inquiry into Crown’s suitability to hold a license in the state following the scathing report on Crown released in NSW last week, which detailed years of money laundering through Crown Perth. 
The Crown has slipped but will it fall

Crown faces board purge, forensic audit to regain suitability

The NSW government today has released the long-awaited report into whether Crown Resorts should be allowed to keep the license of its A$2.2 billion property in Sydney, following an 18-month investigation into the company's anti-money laundering practices.
David Green

Interview with David Green: Crown Resorts and Bergin inquiry [video]

Gaming industry veteran David Green sits down the AGB Nippon Executive Editor Michael Penn to discuss the Bergin inquiry in New South Wales, Australia.
Bergin at the center of industry change

Bergin at the center of industry change

Patricia Bergin SC, 71, is the presiding Commissioner over the high-profile inquiry into Crown Resorts’ suitability to hold a Sydney casino license. 

Inquiry recommends Packer ban from being involved in Crown

The New South Wales government should consider banning James Packer from being involved with Crown Resorts' new Sydney casino after revelations he sent a threatening email to a businessman, a suitability hearing heard. 

Growing doubts Crown Sydney will open this year

As a result of its disastrous performance in the New South Wales probity hearings, there are growing doubts that Crown Resorts will receive the green light from regulators to open Crown Sydney in December as planned. It may also leave the firm’s more vulnerable to an ongoing class-action lawsuit.

Crown Resorts cuts off Packer’s access to confidential information

Crown Resorts has suspended its sharing of confidential information with former director and major shareholder James Packer and his private company in light of his damaging evidence given to the New South Wales casino inquiry.

NSW premier caught up in China casino inquiry

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian had a secret relationship with Australian politician Daryl Maguire, who is now under investigation for possible corruption for his alleged role in brokering deals and setting up government meetings for Chinese businessmen wanting to establish casinos in the Pacific islands.
Crown unlikely to lose Sydney license: J.P. Morgan

Crown unlikely to lose Sydney license: J.P. Morgan

Crown Resorts is unlikely to lose its license to run a new $2.2 billion property in Sydney following an inquiry into its suitability, J.P. Morgan says in a note.
Crown Barangaroo

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. 
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.
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.
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.