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Guam EGM legal battle heard in Supreme Court

The legitimacy of electronic gaming licenses in Guam is still up in the air, with attorneys on both sides arguing their cases to the Guam Supreme Court on Wednesday. 
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CCC director wants IPI license suspended, revoked if necessary

Commonwealth Casino Commission executive director Andrew Yeom has asked the commissioners to suspend the casino license of Imperial Pacific International, which has racked up 16,165 regulatory violations. 

IPI won’t contest CNMI casino license suspension

Imperial Pacific International does not oppose having the Commonwealth Casino Commission suspend its casino gaming license, admitting its failure to pay the US$40 million Community Benefit Fund contribution in 2018 and 2019, and failing to pay the US$15.5 million annual casino license fee, as required by the Casino License Agreement. Meanwhile, it has been acknowledged that Ray N. Yumul is not yet legally recognized as IPI CEO in Saipan.

Local group urges denial of Jeju Dream Tower casino license

A local group is urging the Jeju authorities to deny Lotte Tour Development a casino license for the Jeju Dream Tower casino.

WA calls for their own inquiry into Crown license

The Western Australia gaming regulator recommended an independent inquiry into Crown’s suitability to hold a license in the state following the scathing report on Crown released in NSW last week, which detailed years of money laundering through Crown Perth. 

Bill seeks to allow second casino on Saipan as confidence in IPI wanes

CNMI senators Paul A. Manglona and Edith E. DeLeon Guerrero have introduced a bill that would authorize the Commonwealth Casino Commission to issue a second casino license in Saipan.

Jeju Dream Tower casino licensing process to begin this month

Lotte Tour Development is reportedly planning to submit its application to license its casino within Jeju Dream Tower this month. The firm is aiming for a March opening.

Caesars Korea may lose its licence in March

Caesars Korea, a major IR development project in Incheon, may have its license canceled in March due to the long suspension of construction activities and the failure to meet various benchmarks and commitments.

Australia’s PlayUp gets New Jersey sports betting license

PlayUp, an Australian company that provides online Sports Betting, Horse Racing and Daily Fantasy Sports in Australia, New Zealand and India, has expanded its footprint across the US by acquiring a betting license in New Jersey. This is the second market access agreement that PlayUp has announced after the recent acquisition of their Colorado license.
Crown Resorts heads toward contentious AGM

Crown delays Sydney debut after money laundering admission

Crown Resorts will not be opening its A$2.2 billion Sydney casino in December and will need to wait until February before it hears whether it will retain its license, which was thrown into further doubt after a last-minute admission of money laundering.
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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.
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.