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.
TAB New Zealand has launched a marketing campaign featuring sports celebrities in an attempt to discourage New Zealanders from gambling on offshore web sites.
New Zealand and Australia continue to outperform the world with management of the pandemic, and while it’s likely a travel bubble between the two countries will be the first major change in border restrictions, we expect it will come with a number of restrictions.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that her Cabinet has agreed in principle to allow travel with Australia without quarantine in the first quarter of 2021.
TAB New Zealand reported net profit for October of $15.8 million, which was $4.4 million above budget and $3 million above last year. Profit was driven by strong domestic and international racing and by the All Blacks' first international appearance since the Rugby World Cup.
The Gaming Association of New Zealand's independent Chair, Peter Dengate Thrush, has expressed disappointment over misleading reporting of the country's post-lockdown profit figures for pokie machines, which saw a 116 percent jump in the most recent quarter.
The ICC Sydney has received advice from the NSW Department of Health that it can proceed with hosting exhibitions, subject to one person per four square meters of space and no capacity limit. The organizers of the Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE), which earlier this year had no option but to reschedule the 31st AGE, will be able to return for its next event scheduled for August 10-13, 2021.