AGB Nippon Executive Editor Michael Penn speaks to CNMI opposition lawmaker Tina Sablan about the ongoing saga over Imperial Pacific International. The Democratic Representative in the Northern Marianas Legislature makes clear that she believes that CNMI regulators dropped the ball and that the entire way that the issue has been handled raises concerns about the possibility of corrupt behavior.
Hong Kong-listed pachinko firm Dynam Holdings makes clear that it is seeking higher profitability even as its income has been reduced by the impact of the Covid pandemic.
For this edition of our magazine, we focus on Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines. The country’s casino industry has been among the hardest hit in Asia, with the integrated resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City having remained mostly closed to the general public since the beginning of the crisis last year.
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.