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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.

Thailand to Hold Casino Referendum

International News Brief: The government will hold a referendum to test public sentiment on legalising casinos and will shelve the plan if support is low, said Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Random Tax Checks on Thai Lottery Operators

International News Brief: Random tax checks of people on a list of 600 underground lottery operators start next week.

Thailand: 3 Regions to be Polled

International News Brief: People from the north, east and south of the country will be asked early next year to vote on whether they want the government to legalise casinos, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said yesterday.

Thailand Casino Hearings Ordered

International News Brief: Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has ordered his deputies Visanu Krue-ngarm and Pokin Polakul to arrange public hearings and a study into the feasibility of setting up an entertainment complex which includes a casino.

Chinese Officials Seize Gambling CDs

International News Brief: Beijing customs officials have seized 3,544 CDs used for international online gambling.

Filipino Officials Join Casino Debate

nternational News Brief: Provincial officials are crying foul over the use of Benguet residents as an excuse to justify the establishment of the controversial gambling casino in Camp John Hay.

Philippine Casino Plan Gains Supporters

International News Brief: Baguio elders, teachers and parents grounp have expressed support to the planned casino operation inside Camp John Hay amid opposition from various groups in the City.

China Bullies Myanmar's Casinos

International News Brief: China has cracked down on Chinese-invested casinos in Myanmar's Mong La, a tiny town bordering China’s Yunnan province.

Filipino Pro-Casino Group Greets President

International News Brief: Hundreds of pro-casino rallyists greeted President Arroyo at the Loakan Airport Wednesday afternoon in their bid to get the support of the President regarding the planned casino set up inside Camp John Hay.

Locals Banned from Filipino Casino

International News Brief: No local residents will be allowed into the casino at Camp John Hay in Baguio City, an official of the Camp John Hay Development Corp has assured.

Hong Kong Tourism Campaign Aimed at Racing Fans

nternational News Brief: The Hong Kong Tourism Board has created the Equine Delight Tour to promote the island’s racing program and give visitors an opportunity to meet jockeys and some of the racehorses.

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