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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.

India-Pakistan Cricket Tour May Lead to Gambling Record

International News Brief: The Indian cricket team's tour of Pakistan after more than 14 years may give rise to a new record in gambling, fear officials.

Macau Collects Record Gambling Revenues

International News Brief: The Macau government collected a record 10.17 billion patacas in casino gross-revenue tax last year, an increase of 33 per cent on 2002.

Hong Kong Bookie Syndicate Busted

International News Brief: Malaysian police believe they have busted a Hong Kong-based international football betting syndicate.

Futile Raids Baffle Malaysian Police

International News Brief: Malaysian police are baffled why each time they raid a premises believed to be a slot machine gambling den, it is always either closed or suddenly emptied.

Wynn: Rule Changes will Advance Chinese Casino

Recent developments make it clear that Wynn Resorts will soon begin building its Wynn Macau resort, Steve Wynn said Wednesday.

Experts: Asia to Make Majority of Online Gambling Market

International News Brief: Many experts say they eventually expect Asian nations to constitute a majority of the market for online gambling as betting using new technologies such as wireless phones and PDAs increases.

Taiwanese Illegal Gambling Operations Raided

International News Brief: Taiwan's police raided an Internet company and six gambling dens in a crackdown on rampant illegal betting over the result of the island's presidential elections.

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