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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.

Wynn Impressed with Gaming Potential in Asia

It's full steam ahead for Wynn Macau, Strip developer Steve Wynn said Monday.

Israel Casino Ships Ordered to Stop Activities

International News Brief: Israel Ports Authority director general Amos Ron has ordered the Eilat Port to immediately halt all activities of the casino ships in the harbor.

Macau Tourist Numbers Up Slightly

International News Brief: Macau recorded 9.5 million visitor arrivals in the first 10 months, an increase of 0.5 per cent on the same period last year, according to the Macau Statistics and Census Bureau.

Wynn Not Worried about Macau Credit Legislation

International News Brief: Las Vegas gaming mogul Steve Wynn said that Macau's process of legalising casino operators' right to grant credit to gamblers was `moving on very nicely.’

Macau Airport Wants Slots

International News Brief: Macau International Airport Company would like to put slot machines at airport as an additional source of revenue.

South Korea Allows Foreign Casino Investors

International News Brief: South Korea’s President Roh Moo-hyun and his cabinet have approved a proposal authorizing foreign companies that invest $500 million in the country’s tourism industry to open a casino.

Filipino Casino gets Backing from Officials

International News Brief: Baguio City councilors have given their go signal for the casino in Camp John Hay even as one of their colleagues walked out to protest the plan.

MOON Resort and Casino Awards Contract

Michael R. Henderson, Creator MOON, today announced the award of the contract to create the five man made islands which will form the land for MOON.

Thailand Looking to Legalize Sports Gambling

International News Brief: The Thai Government Lottery Office said it is looking for feasible ways of launching a legal football gambling business in Thailand, aiming to eliminate illegal betting desks which are now gaining more popularity among Thai fans.

Wynn, Board Expected to Hold Meeting in Macau Next Week

Steve Wynn and his board of directors are slated to begin a trip to Hong Kong and China today that should culminate Wednesday at a Wynn Resorts board meeting in Macau.

Thailand to Consider Legalising Casinos

International News Brief: Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said today his Government would consider legalising casinos after a raid on a luxurious floating gambling den in the Gulf of Thailand last week.

Netanyahu Supports Private Israeli Casino

International News Brief: Finance Minister Binyamin Netanyahu supports the establishment of a private casino in the southern port city of Eilat.

Wynn Wants Crackdown on Macau Loansharks

International News Brief: Las Vegas casino developer Steve Wynn has called for a crackdown on triad-backed loansharking business in Macau and legislation allowing casinos to reduce taxable gambling revenues, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

Cyprus Expels Israelis Headed for Casino

International News Brief: Israeli tourists were kicked out of Cyprus early for heading to casinos in northern Cyprus, a violation the terms of their permits, police said.

South Korea Considers Adding Tourist Casino

International News Brief: If the South Korea’s government plans are successful, there may be another tourist casino open to foreigners only.

Korean Casino Approved for New Zone

International News Brief: The Incheon Metropolitan Government said yesterday that it would establish one or more casinos exclusively for foreigners in its new special economic zone.

Inside Gaming Column: Wynn Feeling Sure About Macau

A selection of news and views from inside the gaming industry this week.

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