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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.

Lasseters Seeks Singapore Listing

News Brief: Lasseters International Holdings Ltd has cleared a hurdle to a listing on the Singapore Exchange.

Singapore Exec Jailed for Cheating Banks

International News Brief: In Singapore, a former finance manager with one of Asia's largest brewers has been sentenced to 42 years in jail for cheating German and Japanese banks out of $US70 million.

Hong Kong Considers Affects of WTO Ruling

International News Brief: The Hong Kong government's ambitious attempt to stop residents from betting on offshore websites may have run into a new obstacle: the World Trade Organisation.

Ho Re-enters Philippine Casino Industry

International News Brief: Stanley Ho has indeed reentered the Philippine gambling scene with the direct involvement of his long-time partner in a newly opened casino at the Sheraton Marina hotel in Malate, Manila.

Filipino Opposition Urges President to Disclose Details of Ho's Visit

nternational News Brief: Opposition presidential hopeful Senator Panfilo Lacson urged President Arroyo to ‘reveal all’ about gambling mogul Stanley Ho’s recent visit and his alleged investments in the country.

Singapore Casino Could Hit Jackpot

International News Brief: A casino opening in Singapore could trigger an annual jackpot up to $335 million in spin-offs and help create up to 1,000 jobs.

Hong Kong Continues Curbing Gambling

International News Brief: Hong Kong Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Ho says that Hong Kong would continue its efforts on curbing the gambling related activities.

Kazakhstan to Study Macau

International News Brief: Vice-foreign minister of Republic of Kazakhstan says his government wants to study Macau's experience in the gaming industry, namely because the opening of casinos was legal in his country.

Casino to Open in India

International News Brief: A casino near St. Thomas' College primary section in Kollupitiya is to be opened tomorrow despite being suspended by the government, according to sources.

Filipino Official Admits to Meeting Casino Mogul

International News Brief: Filipino officials backpedaled on its dealings with Macau’s casino magnate, Stanley Ho, admitting for the first time that a government official had met with him.

Vegas Companies Eye Singapore Opportunity

International News Brief: MGM Mirage and Caesars Entertainment Inc. are among the U.S. casino companies interested in potentially building a casino in Singapore.

Philippine Party Leader Won't Accept Casino Mogul's Money

International News Brief: Philippine’s opposition presidential candidate Fernando Poe Jr. on Friday said he would not accept campaign contributions from casino mogul Stanley Ho.

Mogul Ho Considers Betting on Philippines

International News Brief: Macau casino mogul Stanley Ho is again flirting with the idea of doing business in the Philippines.

Casino Winner's Wife Held in Cambodia

International News Brief: Cambodian officials are holding a Thai woman holding as a hostage in exchange for her South Korean husband and a friend who fled to Thailand after winning a large sum of money in a casino in Poi Pet.

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