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Senet appoints regulator Newson as head of gambling practice

Australian law firm, Senet, said it has appointed former regulator Paul Newson as head of its gambling practice. 

Regulator orders IPI to maintain 3 months working capital

The Commonwealth Casino Commission has adopted an order requiring Imperial Pacific to maintain enough working capital to pay three months of wages in a bank either in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands or U.S. bank, local media reports.

Suncity Philippines foray questioned by regulators

Suncity’s backdoor foray into the Philippines gaming industry has raised questions from industry stakeholders, particularly regulators, according to local media.  Last week, the Hong Kong-listed...
Crown casino

Crown probes to focus on probity, though major hurdles unlikely

Australian regulators are likely to focus on probity issues in their investigations into Crown Resorts’ operations, although experts don’t expect any major red flags to be raised.
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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. 

G2E Asia says exhibitors “committed” to not display online products

G2E Asia said it will continue to work with regulators to ensure products that are illegal in Macau are not on display at the show and says its exhibitors are “committed” to not promoting any online, or mobile, consumer facing products.

Wynn CEO found suitable, but security chief fired

Wynn Resorts said Nevada regulators had confirmed its CEO Matt Maddox was “suitable” to hold his position after a lengthy investigation into the company following sexual misconduct allegations against founder Steve Wynn.

Regulators probe Crown pokies allegations

Regulators in the state of Victoria are probing allegations relating to the blanking of low-betting option buttons on pokies machines by Crown Resorts’ flagship...

Galaxy’s Lui says Macau needs lower taxes, more cooperation

Galaxy Entertainment Group executive director Francis Lui is calling for closer co-operation between Macau’s gaming regulator and its concessionaires and suggested the government should consider...

Imperial Pacific meets with ratings agencies on Saipan

Hong Kong-listed Imperial Pacific reportedly met with officials from ratings agencies Fitch Group, Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s last week, local media reports. The agencies...
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.
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.
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.
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.