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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.

Cricket Fueling India's Illegal Betting Industry

International News Brief: The current India-Pakistan cricket series in Pakistan, the first in 14 years, is reported to have spurred on the bookies who expect the betting graph to reach unprecedented heights.

Philippines Gambles on Internet

International News Brief: The Philippines is gambling on the Internet to help raise money for its cash-strapped government.

Malaysian Party May Shut Down Casino

International News Brief: Parti Islam SeMalaysia said yesterday it may shut down Malaysian’s only casino in the mountain resort of Genting if it wrests control of the area in the election.

Macau Execs Expect Record Year

International News Brief: Gaming-industry executive say that the Macau government can expect to collect record 12 billion patacas in casino gross-revenue taxes this year.

Nepalese Casinos Offer Betting on Cricket

International News Brief: Six casinos in Kathmandu are offering free food and drinks, a giant screen to watch the cricket series between traditional rivals India and Pakistan and the opportunity to place online bets.

Limited Access to Singapore Casino

International News Brief: Singapore is considering building a casino, but with strict restrictions to limit access to it.

Israeli Lottery Wants Control of Casino

International News Brief: The Mifal Hapayis national lottery opposes a plan to open a casino in Eilat under international management and is demanding that it be given the license to operate a legal casino in Israel.

Woman Fined for Possessing Lottery Numbers

International News Brief: A 36-year-old Filipino woman was fined $250 for a charge of keeping pieces of paper written with 4-digit lottery numbers yesterday before Magistrate Muhammed Faisal.

Vietnamese Illegal Gambling Syndicate Busted

International News Brief: Twenty-five people were arrested in Vietnam for participating in an illegal football gambling syndicate, police said yesterday, ahead of a mass campaign to stamp out the phenomenon.

India's Financial Minister Denies Online Lottery Misconduct

International News Brief: The Finance Minister, K. Sankaranarayanan has denied allegations against the Advocate-General and Government pleader regarding the conduct of online lottery cases in the High Court of Kerala.

Illegal Pigeon Race Called Off

International News Brief: At least 5,000 pigeons were killed when their cages fell of a cargo boat on the way to the start of an illegal race off the Taiwan coast.

India's Online Lotteries Default on Tax Payments

International News Brief: The Leader of the Opposition, V. S. Achuthanandan, has accused online lottery companies of having defaulted on payment of Rs. 5,700 crores in Sales Tax.

Aristocrat to Expand into Macau

International News Brief: Resurgent poker machine maker Aristocrat Leisure Ltd has teamed up with an American casino to expand its operations in Asia via a deal in Macau.

Israeli Prime Ministers Expected to Support Casino Plan

International News Brief: Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is expected to support the plan to open a casino in Eilat within 18 months.

Chinese Illegal Gambling Operators Arrested

International News Brief: An additional 149 people were apprehended for involvement in 135 illegal gambling cases whose outcomes are tied to the final result of the March 20 presidential election, the Criminal Investigation Bureau reported yesterday.

Man Steals Tokens with Straw

nternational News Brief: A 38-year-old Pakistani national was arrested yesterday after he was caught in the act of stealing tokens with a drinking straw from slot machines in Parañaque City, Philippines.

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