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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.

Netanyahu: Eilat May Get Casino

nternational News Brief: Minister of Finance Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday that Eilat’s development would make great strides in the coming years, possibly including a casino.

Malaysian Cops Under Investigation

International News Brief: Senior police officers and personnel are under investigation following the discovery of a mini casino about a kilometre from the station.

Venetian's Macau Hearing Delayed

A hearing on an Israeli tourism entrepreneur's claims that he guided Venetian hotel-casino owner Sheldon Adelson's efforts to build casinos in Macau has been postponed.

Macau's Casino Untouched by Bird Flu

International News Brief: Macau's vitally important casino sector has so far remained immune to avian influenza epidemic, according to insider source.

Philippine Court Asked to Reverse Gambling Ruling

International News Brief: The Sports and Games Entertainment Corp. has asked the Supreme Court to reverse its decision declaring null and void the authority granted to it by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. to set up sports betting stations and on-line gaming in the country.

Cricket Council Deploys Anti-Corruption Spies

International News Brief: Concerned over match-fixers targeting the India-Pakistan series, the International Cricket Council has decided to deploy as many as three anti-corruption officials besides secret agents to check the menace.

Korean Experts: Treat Gambling Addiction as Illness

International News Brief: Two Seoul psychiatrists have pinned gambling on a nationwide urge to get rich quick and have begun to treat gambling addiction as an illness.

Shun Tak Denies Casino Venture with MGM

News Brief: Shun Tak Holdings Ltd, controlled by Macau casino mogul Stanley Ho, denies a newspaper report that it was to take part in a venture to be formed with MGM Mirage Inc.

Japan's First Croupier School Opens

International News Brief: The nation's first school for casino croupiers will open in Nakano Ward, Tokyo, in April as lawmakers and local governors push to legalize casinos in Japan.

Macau Casinos Allowed to Offer Credit

International News Brief: Macau’s 10-member Executive Council passed a bill that will permit casino operators and gaming promoters to grant gamblers non-pecuniary credit in the form of gaming chips.

SJM, MGM to Announce Macau Deal

Stanley Ho Hung-sun's casino company, Sociedade de Jogos de Macau and MGM-Mirage casino sub-concession will invest 4.4 billion patacas in Macau, according to an. informed source.

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