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Sands Macau to Lead Development in China

Gaming magnate Sheldon Adelson's 1-million-square-foot Sands Macau casino and entertainment complex, which is leading a wave of new casino developments off the coast of China, is expected to open May 18.

Four Israeli Men Arrested for Running Gambling Ring

News Brief: Police arrested four men from the northern town of Kiryat Shmona on Wednesday morning, on suspicion of operating a nation-wide illegal gambling ring.

ICC Wants Bookie Arrested

International News Brief: The International Cricket Council has asked Delhi Police to arrest a New Delhi-based bookie who was allegedly involved in match fixing with some ‘world-renowned’ and ‘corrupt cricketers’.

Six Arrested in Malaysian Gambling Raid

International News Brief: A former magistrate, a Datuk, a veteran TV actor and an ex-policeman were among six people who were nabbed for illegal gambling at a luxury condominium in Jalan Sentul.

Casino Businessman's Ties to Israeli Leader Probed

International News Brief: A police investigator charged that Austrian businessman and part owner of a Jericho casino, Martin Schlaff, was closely connected to companies established by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's son, Gilad, and Sharon's close friend, Cyril Kern.

Thai Senate Opposes Legalized Casinos

International News Brief: A Senate committee yesterday expressed strong opposition to legalising the casino business in Thailand, arguing that allowing gambling would do more harm than good to the country.

Malaysian State Government Keeps Gambling Ban

International News Brief: The new state government will not lift the ban on gambling outlets imposed by the previous PAS administration.

Singapore Official: Gaming Operator Merger Won't Hurt Charities

International News Brief: According to Second Finance Minister Lim Hng Kiang, charities now being supported by Singapore Pools have been assured they will continue to receive funding after the gaming operator is acquired by the Totalisator Board.

Private Company to Run Proposed Singapore Casino

International News Brief: According to Second Finance Minister Lim Hng Kiang, a private company will probably run the casino that the Singapore government is mulling over on one of its southern islands.

Philippines Casino Expected Within Year

International News Brief: The proposed casino inside Camp John Hay is expected to be operational within the year, according to CJH Development Corp. director Rafael Perez de Tagle Jr.

Singapore Scrutinizes Lasseters Listings Application

International News Brief: Monetary Authority of Singapore is going through Australian casino operator Lasseters International Holdings's prospectus with a fine-tooth comb and is likely to extend the review period before the prospectus is registered.

Ho Planning More Macau Casinos

International News Brief: Stanley Ho plans to open several new casinos over the next few years, according to a source of his casino company, Sociedade de Jogos de Macau.

Singapore to Decide on Casino

International News Brief: Singapore will decide in about six to nine months whether to allow a casino on the island after a study of the implications.

Asia Poised for Casino Boom

International News Brief: Asia's legal gambling industry is poised to boom with a spate of new casinos as governments around the region seek to haul in the billions of dollars circulating through the unlicensed system, analysts say.

Singapore Official: Casinos Will Attract Tourists

International News Brief: The Singapore government says it is aware of the social problems casinos can create, but it is still considering allowing one to be built here to attract gambling tourists, according to a government official.

Casinos to Create 22,000 Jobs in Macau

International News Brief: Macau's gaming industry will create around 22,000 jobs over the next few years, equivalent to 10 percent of the workforce, as the territory undergoes a Las Vegas-style makeover, according to industry representatives.

Wynn Hedges Bet on Macau

International News Brief: Steve Wynn, the casino mogul who made Las Vegas into a family holiday spot, is still hedging his bet on working his magic on Macau.

Hong Kong Illegal Sports Gambling Ring Busted

International News Brief: Malaysian police arrested seven people, including four Chinese from Hong Kong, for running a multi-million dollar illegal football gambling syndicate.

Online Casino Group Bets on Israeli Software

International News Brief: Gaming Corporation, an online casinos group, is in talks to buy an Israeli software house that would give it the technology to launch a wide variety of new interactive games.

Macao, Hong Kong Joint Race Breaks Record

International News Brief: The Macao Jockey Club brought in a record high daily gross revenue of $19 million from Sunday's first joint race with the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

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