Thursday, June 24, 2021
Covid resurgence threatens travel bubbles, sets back border openings

Singapore police arrest 36 in illegal gambling/moneylending raid

The Singapore Police Force have arrested some 36 people as part of an islandwide operation against illegal gambling and unlicensed moneylending.
Konami headquarters

Konami game card auction halted after $13m bid

Courts in the Chinese province of Anhui have called off an auction for a Yugioh game card, made by Konami, due to suspected 'malicious behavior' by bidders. 

IPI requests court to review license suspension

Saipan casino operator Imperial Pacific International says it has filed an administrative request for the Superior Court in Saipan to conduct a judicial review of the order made by the Commonwealth Casino Commission to suspend the casino’s license. 

Alleged illegal casino poses as casino school for IRs

Tokyo police have busted a business operation they say was an illegal casino which operated under a front as a casino school for players in Japan’s future IRs.
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CAC to target illegal online gambling websites and promoters

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) will be ramping up measures to tackle cross-border gambling networks, including precision strikes on overseas gambling groups, and enhanced supervision of blockchain services and related platforms. 
Blackstone makes A$8 billion bid for Crown Resorts

Victorian royal commission into Crown extended to October

The Victorian government has granted a request from the royal commission into Crown to allow additional time and funding to complete its inquiry into whether Crown Resorts is suitable to hold a license in Victoria. 

Akimoto granted bail in IR bribery case

Over the strong objections of prosecutors, the Tokyo District Court granted bail to former Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office Tsukasa Akimoto in the 500 .com IR bribery case.
Regulating the Game 2021

Asia Gaming Brief partners with Regulating the Game 2021

The organizers of Regulating the Game 2021 have on-boarded its third media partner Asia Gaming Brief this week and have published additional details about some of their International Center for Gaming Regulation lecturers.

AML watchdog investigates Crown Perth, SkyCity Adelaide, The Star

Australia’s financial crime regulator AUSTRAC has launched formal investigations into a number of high-profile ASX-listed companies in Australia, three of which are casinos.
Hanoi, vietnam

Vietnam tightens AML rules, stipulates penalties

The Vietnam Ministry of Finance is drafting a decree which will stipulate penalties for casino operators operating without a relevant license or having a hand in money laundering. 


Millenium Hilton Seoul Hotel to be torn down

The Millenium Hilton Seoul Hotel, which houses Grand Korea Leisure’s Seven Luck casino is set to be torn down and replaced by an office building. 
resorts world las vegas

Resorts World Las Vegas opens Thurs, fake reviews removed

Resorts World Las Vegas, which will become the first from the ground up resort to open in Las Vegas in more than a decade on Thursday, found itself the subject of 144 fake Google reviews. 
The 13 Hotel

South Shore unit that owns The 13 applies for liquidation

South Shore Holdings said the Macau unit that owns indebted luxury hotel, The 13, has applied for voluntary liquidation. 

AAEC’s initial Macau bid went beyond tender scope, court hears

The initial bid for a Macau casino license submitted by Las Vegas Sands' former partner contained a proposal for a bank and went beyond what was desired in the tender, a witness told a court on Wednesday.