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Victoria inquiry on Crown Resorts set to begin

Victoria's Royal Commission investigating Crown Resorts is to begin its first hearing tomorrow, March 24. The inquiry will be chaired by former Federal Court judge Raymond Finkelstein.
The Crown has slipped but will it fall

Crown faces board purge, forensic audit to regain suitability

The NSW government today has released the long-awaited report into whether Crown Resorts should be allowed to keep the license of its A$2.2 billion property in Sydney, following an 18-month investigation into the company's anti-money laundering practices.

Rules on contacts between Japan officials and operators seen as ambiguous

In the wake of the 500 com bribery case, the Suga government has been proposing new rules for contacts between Japanese government officials and IR operators. However, these regulations are being criticized for being ambiguous in certain key areas.

Kangwon Land accused of favoritism in gaming machine procurement

Accusations have been aired in the National Assembly that certain companies are unfairly being given contracts to supply Kangwon Land casino equipment.

Crown Resorts cuts off Packer’s access to confidential information

Crown Resorts has suspended its sharing of confidential information with former director and major shareholder James Packer and his private company in light of his damaging evidence given to the New South Wales casino inquiry.

Myanmar military officers probed on alleged gambling bribes

The Myanmar military is investigating at least three senior officers for allegedly accepting bribes from the Karen Border Guard Force.

NSW Crown probe set to resume with narrowed focus

The NSW government’s inquiry into Crown Resorts’ casino license in Sydney is set to resume after a three-month suspension due to covid-19, however, the...
Sihanoukville

Online gambling ceased in 91 casinos the following ban

The Cambodian Ministry of Finance has successfully closed the online gambling operations in 91 casinos across the country, local media reports.  Last year, Cambodian Prime...

AUSTRAC to focus on gambling industry

Australia’s anti-money laundering regulator, AUSTRAC is set to sharpen its focus on the gambling industry this year, local media reports. Last year, AUSTRAC chief executive...

Lawmaker requests probe into underreported casino revenue

A member of the House Committee on Games and Amusement has filed a resolution urging Congress to look into the tax compliance of integrated...
life after pogos

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.
Asia Gaming Briefings, april 2021

Asia Gaming Briefings – April 2021 Edition

In this April edition of Asia Gaming Briefings we take the pulse of how the North Asia jurisdictions of Japan, Korea and the Russian Far East have fared.
Agbriefings February 21

Asia Gaming Briefings – Feb 2021 Edition

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.
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.