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Political shift in CNMI may signal more trouble for IPI

For the first time in decades, the Democratic Party has gained control of the CNMI House of Representatives. Appointed to head the House Committee on Gaming is Representative Edwin Propst, a known critic of Imperial Pacific International.

Arrest of IPI executives may be on the cards

District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona Manglona is getting tougher with senior executives of Imperial Pacific International, warning that unless Chairwoman Cui Li Jie and former Chief Executive Officer Donald Browne show up in her court on the morning of January 21, she may issue arrest warrants against them.
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Casino Canberra trading performance near pre-Covid levels

Aquis Entertainment has announced that its Casino Canberra reached near pre-Covid trading levels late last year and is thus no longer eligible for the JobKeeper program. The firm also provided some updates on the status of the casino floor.

Australia’s PlayUp gets New Jersey sports betting license

PlayUp, an Australian company that provides online Sports Betting, Horse Racing and Daily Fantasy Sports in Australia, New Zealand and India, has expanded its footprint across the US by acquiring a betting license in New Jersey. This is the second market access agreement that PlayUp has announced after the recent acquisition of their Colorado license.

Donald Browne quietly stepped down as IPI CEO in December

Donald Browne has told a federal court that he stepped down as the CEO of Imperial Pacific International in early December, though this was not revealed publicly. Browne had only assumed the office six months ago.

TAB NZ launches campaign to discourage offshore gambling

TAB New Zealand has launched a marketing campaign featuring sports celebrities in an attempt to discourage New Zealanders from gambling on offshore web sites.

Almost half of IPI construction force must leave CNMI this month

Almost half, or 88 of the over the 200 construction workers of Imperial Pacific International, will have to leave the CNMI by the end of this month because their H-2B visas are expiring.

Xerox the latest firm to launch lawsuit against IPI

Imperial Pacific International is facing yet another lawsuit for its nonpayment of various contractors, workers, and others. This time, Xerox company is suing IPI for about US$183,000 for its failure to pay for services rendered and equipment rented.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.