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Vietnam puts casinos on conditional list for foreign investors

Vietnam has placed casinos on a list of 59 business sectors in which conditions are placed on foreign investment.

Japan casino regulator sets clear path forward

Fifteen months after its establishment, the Japan Casino Regulatory Commission (JCRC) has finally emerged into the public light with a webpage, a recruitment pamphlet, and a round of public announcements.
The Crown has slipped but will it fall

Blackstone unlikely to win Crown at current offer price: J.P. Morgan

Blackstone is unlikely to win approval from Crown Resorts’ board or shareholders with its current A$11.85 bid, J.P. Morgan analysts wrote in a note.

CNMI regulator needs to up controls to avoid China blacklist

Saipan's Casino Control Commission needs to monitor junket operations and regulate cross-border money transfers, among other things, to avoid being placed on China's blacklist of countries targeting its nationals for gambling.

Wynn Resorts eyes layoffs due to union hour rules

Wynn Resorts Ltd says it may be forced to layoff workers because the Culinary and Bartenders unions are requiring the company to return to union rules of scheduling a 40-hour week for employees. 

IPI CEO says company feels unwelcome

Imperial Pacific International’s newly appointed CEO Donald Browne has reportedly told members of the House of Representatives Gaming Committee that the government’s actions have made them feel unwanted on Saipan.

AML moving in the right direction in Asia, but gaps wide

Asia’s gaming jurisdictions are moving forward in improving their regulations on money laundering (AML) and financial crime, though wide disparities remain and operators in...

Adelson rips Japan’s “negative regulations”

Las Vegas Sands Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sheldon Adelson chose his words carefully back in May when he announced that his firm, considered by many observers to be the frontrunner among major IR operators, had pulled out of the Japan race. But in an earnings conference call held last week, he let it rip.

Adelson: “negative regulations” killed Sands’ interest in Japan IR market

Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson offered a more candid explanation of why his company pulled out of the Japan IR race...

SunTrust announces exemption from foreign ownership limits

Suncity Group’s local Philippine unit says it is no longer subject to any limits on foreign ownership following the approval of an amendment of its scope of business to focus on tourism-related activities.
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.