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The Crown has slipped but will it fall

National regulation unlikely to occur despite Bergin recommendations

The report to the New South Wales Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority of the Bergin Inquiry into the suitability of Crown Resorts and its in-scope associates, in connection with its Barangaroo casino licence, has energised the discourse regarding the regulation of gaming in Australia.

Crown has “a lot of work” to satisfy regulator

Crown Resorts has a lot of work to do to satisfy the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority that it can keep its Sydney license and the idea it may have to blow itself up to survive is not far from the mark, according to Chair Philip Crawford.

Australia seeks extradition of Crown money laundering suspect

An alleged international drug boss suspected of laundering millions of dollars through gaming giant Crown Resorts has been arrested in Thailand, where he is fighting efforts to be extradited to Australia.
AUSTRAC probe raises the stakes for Crown Resorts

AUSTRAC urges casinos to mitigate junket risk

Australia’s top anti-money laundering watchdog has released an in-depth report into junket operators, concluding they are highly vulnerable to criminal activity and that casinos need to do more to mitigate the risks.

Junkets infiltrated by criminals, foreign agents, AUSTRAC says

Australia's anti-money laundering watchdog, AUSTRAC, says criminals and foreign agents have infiltrated the junkets bringing players into the country, putting it at high risk of money laundering and financing terrorism.
Crown Resorts heads toward contentious AGM

Crown delays Sydney debut after money laundering admission

Crown Resorts will not be opening its A$2.2 billion Sydney casino in December and will need to wait until February before it hears whether it will retain its license, which was thrown into further doubt after a last-minute admission of money laundering.

Crown drops money laundering bombshell

In an 11th hour admission, Crown Resort told a suitability inquiry in Sydney that it was possible that money laundering had likely taken place in its casinos through accounts set up for VIP players.

Crown chair concedes ineptitude may have lead to money laundering

The series of embarrassing revelations from a suitability probe in Sydney continue, with Crown Resorts Chair Helen Coonan admitting the company may have enable money laundering through "ineptitude."
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 shares plummet after news of AUSTRAC probe

Shares in casino operator Crown Resorts have plunged as much as 10 percent after the financial crimes regulator AUSTRAC launched an investigation into compliance with anti-money laundering and counterterrorism financing laws.
AGE at ICC Sydney

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....
life after pogos

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.
Asia Gaming Briefings, april 2021

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.
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.