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IPI payment dispute with contractor could trigger further construction delays

Resumption of construction work at the Imperial Pacific Resort in Saipan remains uncertain due to a payment dispute between Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC and its construction contractor.

SJM expected to partially open Lisboa Palace in Q1

SJM Holdings is expected to only partially open its new Grand Lisboa resort on Cotai in Q1, with rooms and tables dictated by market conditions at the time, Union Gaming says.

Plan to open Crown Sydney in December under increased scrutiny

Crown Resorts is under growing pressure to delay its planned December opening of its Sydney casino until after the New South Wales Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority decides on its suitability to hold a license.

Widus Group delays property expansion under Covid-19 impact

The Widus Group, owner and developer of the Widus Hotel and Casino complex in Clark Freeport Zone, in the Philippines, says it has delayed the first phase of the property’s expansion to late 2021, amid Covid-19.

H-2B visa delay setting back construction for IPI

IPI vice president for construction Eric Poon says the company is still waiting on the approval of “hundreds” of H-2B visa applications made in...

Blue Whale acquisition of Aquis at risk of termination

Blue Whale Entertainment’s proposed acquisition of Aquis Entertainment may be terminated due to a lengthy approval process by the ACT gaming regulator.  First announced in...

Casino construction site in Russia Far East partially buried

Local media from Russia’s Far East has reported a casino under construction has been partially buried under the earth and building materials, due to...

Melco to delay opening City of Dreams Mediterranean

The opening of Melco’s integrated casino resort in Cyprus has been pushed back six months due to the extensive infrastructure needed, local media reports....

Osaka political leaders attack IR policy delay

Osaka's main political leaders publicly attacked the national government's decision to delay the issuance of regulations for the IR bidding process, describing it as...

SkyCity Auckland ICC falls further behind schedule

SkyCity’s Auckland International Convention Centre is likely to fall even further behind its already delayed opening date of December next year, the company’s shareholders...
Life After Pogos

Life After POGOs – AGB Dossier

This Dossier results from the “Life After POGOs” editorial project by Asia Gaming Brief which culminated with a pop-up digital forum on 9th December to discuss potentials ramifications in the industry.

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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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.
asia gaming briefings Dec 20

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.
asia gaming briefings OCT 20

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.