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Crown appoints chief compliance and financial crimes officer

Crown Resorts has announced the appointment of Steven Blackburn, currently at National Australia Bank, as its chief compliance and financial crimes officer, effective from March 2021.
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BMM is the longest established and most experienced private independent gaming certification lab in the world, providing professional technical and regulatory compliance services to the gaming industry since 1981.

Crown Resorts’ “failure of culture”

The departure of James Packer from the witness chair has not marked the end for Crown Resorts’ agony at the New South Wales Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) inquiry.

Crown ready to open in Sydney

Crown Resorts director Andrew Demetriou has claimed the company is ready to open and run its Sydney casino in defiance of the governance and probity questions raised at the NSW inquiry into the casino giant. 

Crown Resorts hit by second regulator on misconduct claims

A second Australian regulator said it has begun disciplinary proceedings against casino giant Crown Resorts Ltd CWN.AX after media reports accused it of failing to vet foreign gamblers, a second watchdog to take action over the claims.
China VIP risk wasn’t worth the profit: Packer

China VIP risk wasn’t worth the profit: Packer

Testifying before an inquiry in Sydney, former Crown Resorts Chairman James Packer said the amount of profit generated by the company’s VIP business was not worth the risk posed to its employees.
Crown unlikely to lose Sydney license: J.P. Morgan

Crown unlikely to lose Sydney license: J.P. Morgan

Crown Resorts is unlikely to lose its license to run a new $2.2 billion property in Sydney following an inquiry into its suitability, J.P. Morgan says in a note.
Packer insisted on Melco deal, little thought given to license

Packer insisted on Melco deal, little thought given to license

James Packer insisted on selling a 19.9 percent stake in Crown Resorts to Melco Resorts & Entertainment, while the key executive negotiating the transaction gave “little thought” as to the potential impact on its Sydney license, an inquiry heard.
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Crown ceasing junket ops pending review

Crown Resorts said it’s suspending junket operations until June of next year while it reviews its compliance and governance operations. 
Crown execs fail to shine in probe

Crown execs fail to shine in probe

Senior executives from Crown Resorts, including CEO Ken Barton, answered questions this week at an inquiry into whether the company is suitable to hold a license in Sydney, revealing a “troubling” lack of awareness of company operations.
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Knowledge trumps content in Asia’s complex i-gaming world

In Asia’s complex and diverse igaming landscape, having the right content means business success only if one more key ingredient is included - market knowledge. 

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...

ASEAN Gaming Summit postponed to 2021 Q2

Given the continued uncertainty and travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Asia Gaming Brief has decided to postpone this year’s ASEAN Gaming Summit...

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.
Winning The Future Chinese Tourist

Winning the Chinese Tourist & China Tourism Blacklist

The AGB Webinar hears from Professor Wolfgang Arlt of COTRI, Shirley Tam of Okada Manila and Desmond Lam of UMAC to discuss future expectations...
Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Malta

Sigma Malta Show

SIGMA Manila

Regulating the Game 2021

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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.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Sep 2020 Edition

IN FOCUS: SPORTS BETTING Ball games bounce back. Major sporting events are slowly ramping up around the world and with them the drama and surprises, not all of them good for sports betting operators.