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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.

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.

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