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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. 

Inquiry recommends Packer ban from being involved in Crown

The New South Wales government should consider banning James Packer from being involved with Crown Resorts' new Sydney casino after revelations he sent a threatening email to a businessman, a suitability hearing heard. 

Growing doubts Crown Sydney will open this year

As a result of its disastrous performance in the New South Wales probity hearings, there are growing doubts that Crown Resorts will receive the green light from regulators to open Crown Sydney in December as planned. It may also leave the firm’s more vulnerable to an ongoing class-action lawsuit.

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.

NSW premier caught up in China casino inquiry

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian had a secret relationship with Australian politician Daryl Maguire, who is now under investigation for possible corruption for his alleged role in brokering deals and setting up government meetings for Chinese businessmen wanting to establish casinos in the Pacific islands.
Crown unlikely to lose Sydney license: J.P. Morgan

Crown unlikely to lose Sydney license: J.P. Morgan

Crown Resorts is unlikely to lose its license to run a new $2.2 billion property in Sydney following an inquiry into its suitability, J.P. Morgan says in a note.
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Crown ceasing junket ops pending review

Crown Resorts said it’s suspending junket operations until June of next year while it reviews its compliance and governance operations. 

Crown’s China activities not consistent with code of conduct, inquiry hears

Some of the activities of Crown Resorts’ team in China were not consistent with its code of conduct requiring all business to be done “legally, ethically and with the strict observance of the highest standards of integrity,” a regulatory inquiry was told.

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...

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...
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.