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IPI and CEO Browne found in contempt, but escape jail time

The US District Court for the NMI found both Imperial Pacific International and Chief Executive Officer Donald Browne, in contempt for noncompliance with court orders. However, because IPI finally complied with the court’s sanctions of over US$93,000 on December 4, the court held that Browne need not serve jail time.
Bergin at the center of industry change

Bergin at the center of industry change

Patricia Bergin SC, 71, is the presiding Commissioner over the high-profile inquiry into Crown Resorts’ suitability to hold a Sydney casino license. 

More court actions against IPI over unpaid bills

Imperial Pacific International is facing additional court action in relation to the firm’s unwillingness or inability to meet its financial obligations. The CNMI Division of Revenue and Taxation collection branch has filed another tax lien notice, and the company is said to have not complied with the federal court order to pay plaintiffs’ attorneys’ fees in one of the cases against it.

Dream11 beats legal challenge in Rajasthan

Prominent fantasy sports operator Dream11 has beaten another legal challenge in India, this time in the large northwestern state of Rajasthan. Once again, its services were protected by a ruling finding it to be a game of skill and not a game of chance.

Sands cleared of responsibility for suicide victim

Macau’s second appeals court has cleared casino operator Sands China of any legal responsibility in relation to the suicide of one of its guests...

Melco required to share privileged documents in NSW probe

The NSW government has won a legal battle that would see Melco Resorts be forced to share nine company documents that they wanted to...

Melco allowed to keep certain documents secret in Crown inquiry

Hong Kong-listed Melco Resorts has won a battle to keep its legally privileged documents secret from public inquiry after a decision was made by...

Court dismisses lawsuit between IPI and former VIP host

A CNMI district court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former Imperial Pacific International VIP hostess against her company after the two parties...

SG court upholds arbitration ruling, favoring ex Solaire manager

The Singaporean High Court has dismissed a petition filed by Bloomberry Resorts against Global Gaming Philippines, which accused the company of committing fraud and...

IPI to appear before grand jury in Jan

Saipan casino operator Imperial Pacific International has been summoned to testify before a grand jury in January, as has been ordered to bring communications...
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...
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.
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.