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IPI requests court to review license suspension

Saipan casino operator Imperial Pacific International says it has filed an administrative request for the Superior Court in Saipan to conduct a judicial review of the order made by the Commonwealth Casino Commission to suspend the casino’s license. 

IPI paying back wages on time and in full

Imperial Pacific International, whose license to operate Saipan’s only casino has been suspended indefinitely, continues to pay back wages on time and in full.
Port Moresby

Papua New Guinea’s $43m casino plan draws fire

Plans to build a $43 million casino in Papua New Guinea capital, Port Moresby have come under fire from social activists who claim the country doesn't have adequate infrastructure to properly regulate the industry.

IPI chairwoman resigns, citing “personal time constraints”

Saipan casino operator Imperial Pacific International has announced the resignation of its chairperson and executive director Cui Li Jie, citing “personal time constraints.”
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Saipan regulator warns of funding shortfalls

Commonwealth Casino Commission executive director Andrew Yeom says the $2 million it will receive from the government will not be enough to run the regulatory body, adding it would be better if there were more casinos on Saipan.

Filippino IPI workers to be repatriated in July 

Filippino workers in Saipan, who had been working on constructing the Imperial Pacific Hotel and Resort under a CW-1 visa will likely be repatriated in July, according to a status report from IPI to the federal court.
IPI hotel construction hits a wall

CNMI Government warns it’ll move on if IPI doesn’t settle arrears

CNMI Governor Ralph Torres on Friday has warned that if Imperial Pacific International is not able to settle its arrears with the government, that they will have to “take the next step and move on.”
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Christina Sablan is a Democratic Representative in the Northern Marianas.
Online gambling

CNMI rep concerned about igaming money laundering

CNMI lawmaker Rep. Tina Sablan wants further investigation into the prospect of allowing online gaming in the CNMI, citing concerns it could open the island up to money laundering. 
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IPI appeals gaming license suspension order

Imperial Pacific International has filed an appeal before the Superior Court over the Commonwealth Casino Commissions indefinite suspension of IPI’s gaming license.
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In this AGB Webinar Series, we covered the newest strategies for iGaming player acquisition and retention.

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Asia Gaming Briefings – June 2021 Edition

For this edition of our magazine, we focus on Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines. The country’s casino industry has been among the hardest hit in Asia, with the integrated resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City having remained mostly closed to the general public since the beginning of the crisis last year.
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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.
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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.