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Thai Lottery Chief Ready for Challenges

International News Brief: Challenges will be plenty in Pol Maj-Gen Surasit Sangkhathong’s new post as the director-general of Thailand’s Government Lottery Office.

Philippine Tribes Oppose Casino Plan

International News Brief: Indigenous people from the boundaries of Ilocos and Cordillera regions joined the local church sector in opposing the planned casino in Camp John Hay.

Cambodian Casino Threatens to Lay Off Thai Workers

International News Brief: Casinos in the Cambodian border town of Poi Pet have threatened to lay off more than 3,000 Thai workers if Bangkok does not ease up on its strict controls on Thais crossing the border to gamble.

Bureaucrats Could Lose Their Jobs Over Casino

International News Brief: Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra says officials who visit cross-border casinos could lose their jobs and pensions.

Israel Crackdown on Gambling Money

nternational News Brief: Israel’s Supervisor of Banks Yoav Lehman will require the banks to report cash transactions larger than NIS 50,000. This is intended to help identify money from criminal activity such as gambling and prostitution.

Philippine's Pro Casino Forces Want Issue Cleared

nternational News Brief: Councilors who voted for the casino measure here sought to clear issues relative to their approval of controversial gaming complex.

Philippine Bishop: Pray for Enlightenment on Casino Issue

International News Brief: The Baguio-Benguet Vicariate has requested Dawn Mass participants to offer a special prayer that members of the City Council would be enlightened enough to recall a resolution favoring the proposed operation of a casino inside Camp John Hay.

Philippine Police Reminded to Stop Illegal Gambling

International News Brief: The Philippine National Police reminded provincial directors of their duty to stop illegal gambling activities in their respective areas of jurisdiction or face relief.

BetWWTS.com Launches Chinese Sports Book

BetWWTS.com today further expanded its reach into the burgeoning Asian gaming market by launching both Simplified and Traditional Chinese versions of the company's online sports book.

China's Visitor Market Touted

At the Governor's Conference on Tourism, Lt. Gov. Lorraine Hunt spent most of her speech touting the potential of the huge possibilities of China.

Galaxy Plans Unveils Macao Plans

International News Brief: Galaxy Resort and Casino, one of the newest entrants into Macao's hospitality and gaming industry, unveiled here on Wednesday a $1.1-billion plan for building casinos and hotels in Macao.

Macao Lottery Gets British Accreditation

International News Brief: The Macao Lottery Co. Ltd has become the first sports lottery operator in the world to obtain an accreditation on the safety management of information from the British Standard Institute.

Gaming Helps Boost Macau's GDP

International News Brief: Macau's gross domestic produce rises 24.6 per cent in third quarter, namely thanks to strong growth in gaming revenue and gross fixed capital formation.

Analyst: Israeli Casinos to Create 1,200 New Jobs

International News Brief: According to Business Data Israel, casinos will generate NIS 117-150 million in state revenues and save $150 million in foreign currency per year.

Gambler Cuts Finger to Save Marriage

International News Brief: A chronic gambler in China saved his marriage by chopping off his finger with a kitchen knife, a news report said on Tuesday.

Filipino Court Dismisses Action Against Casino

International News Brief: The Baguio City Regional Trial Court dismissed a petition to stop the implementation of a city council resolution allowing the establishment and operation of a casino inside the Camp John Hay military reservation.

Thai Group Vows to Fight Off Casinos

International News Brief: The Campaign for Popular Democracy yesterday blasted the government's proposal to open casinos in the kingdom, saying it was contrary to Buddhism and a threat to society.

Macau Casino Developments to Great Visitors

International News Tens of thousands of visitors are expected for the annual Macau Grand Prix. And when they arrive they will see two huge casino developments taking shape along the harbour front.

Cockfighting Resurgence in Iraq

International News Brief: Since Saddam Husein was overthrown in April cockfighting has become more popular than ever and diehard fans are enjoying the right to openly play the odds as roosters fight to the death.

Thai Economist Warning on Casino Plan

International News Brief: Economist Sangsit Piriyarangsan has warned the government against rushing into its proposed casino and entertainment complex.

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