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Silver Heritage shuffles board after deed of company arrangement

Silver Heritage announced it has reshuffled its board following the completion of a deed of company arrangement. Former CEO Mike Bolsover is no longer a director, while DFNN's Ramon Garcia and Hatch Asia's Kirk Arambulo are among the new members.

Australia’s PointsBet goes live in Michigan

Australia's PointsBet is expanding further in the U.S., with its mobile app and digital sports betting product to go live in Michigan Friday, January 22. Michigan will mark the sixth operational state for PointsBet's  sports betting product.

IPI found in contempt of court and ordered to stop all construction work

The US District Court for the NMI has ordered Imperial Pacific International to cease operations and all construction work for a week—except for the department working on payroll and security—after ruling in favor of the US Department of Labor in its petition to find IPI and Chairwoman Cui Li Jie in contempt.

IPI may hire former CNMI Senator as CEO

Imperial Pacific International has reportedly reached a verbal agreement with former CNMI Senator Ray N. Yumul to become its next CEO.
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Star gives vote of confidence to Gold Coast with new tower

Star Entertainment has given a vote of confidence to the potential of the Gold Coast’s tourism industry, pressing ahead with plans to build a A$400 million “Tower for Tourism” despite the Covid-19 crisis.

Star Entertainment gets green light for second Gold Coast tower

The Star Entertainment Group said it is pushing ahead with a $400 million "Tower for Tourism" on the Gold Coast, with construction set to begin in coming weeks.

Former CEO submits IPI casino reopening plan

Donald Browne submitted a reopening plan for Imperial Pacific's casino on Dec. 3rd, before resigning his position as CEO to attend to family matters, local media reports, without giving details of the plan.

CNMI Representative appeals on behalf of stranded IPI workers

CNMI Representative Edwin K. Propst (D-Saipan) has taken up the cause of Imperial Pacific International’s stranded workers.

IPI general counsel steps down with no announced replacement

Veteran lawyer Michael Dotts has ended his term as general counsel of Imperial Pacific International, noting that the company stopped paying him in December. Nevertheless, he is still a lawyer for IPI in a few ongoing cases.

Silver Heritage plans share issue to pay down debt

Silver Heritage said it plans to issue 53,000,795 ordinary shares at A$0.01 each to fund the retirement of debt.
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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.
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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.
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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.